Thursday, July 02, 2009
The month of June was jam-packed with international rugby action as Test matches took centre stage across the globe, with all the major sides either starting, or finishing their rugby seasons.
For the rugby fans, it's been a treat with big games every weekend and plenty to talk about. The good, the bad, the the fugly.
The British & Irish Lions tour has commanded most of the attention, as the Springboks managed to take the series 2-0. Unfortunately the series so far has been marred by some below par refereeing, and a few below the belt incidents. One match left though. Could go either way.
The All Blacks had a case of the blues as the French arrived in New Zealand with cock in hand, surprising them in the first Test. The AB's came back nicely though, to square the series 1-1. They went on to beat Italy, but are looking a little concerned ahead of the Tri Nations.
The Wallabies blew away a star studded Barbarians side in Sydney, then brushed aside the Italians who had an Aussie or two of their own. The French lacked gas in the tank when they travelled to Ausland, but had one of their better tours in recent times. The Wallaby backline are looking like they could be a potent force this season.
All in all it's been really entertaining, but has made it difficult to predict how the upcoming Tri Nations is going to pan out. One thing is for sure though, the month of June won't be forgotten any time soon. Let's hope July provides as much fun and enjoyment for us all.
Credit: The Rugby Club