Monday, October 12, 2015

Argentina cruise to victory with nine tries against spirited Namibia

Argentina finished the pool stages with a highly impressive 64-19 victory over Namibia at the Leicester City Stadium on Sunday. Los Pumas scored nine tries to take second place in Pool C, behind New Zealand. As confirmed yesterday, they will face Ireland in the Quarter Finals next weekend. MORE »

England finish disappointing World Cup campaign with ten try victory over Uruguay

Nick Easter and Jack Nowell both scored hat-tricks as England signed off their Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign with a 60-3, ten try victory over Uruguay in Manchester. MORE »

Wallabies top 'Pool of death' after resolute defence sees off Wales at Twickenham

The Wallabies continued their dominance over Wales with a courageous 15-6 victory, despite being down to 13 men for almost ten minutes of the second half. Wales put a huge amount of pressure on the two times champions, but their defence stood strong. MORE »

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Scotland edge Samoa in classic Rugby World Cup match in Newcastle

Highlights from the game of the weekend so far, as Samoa and Scotland went toe to toe in a thrilling contest at St James Park in Newcastle. Samoa had a chance of helping Japan's quarter finals ambitions, but came up short, meaning Scotland have qualified. MORE »

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ma'a Nonu scores in 100th All Blacks Test as second half rout sees off Tonga

New Zealand beat Tonga 47-9 to claim top spot in Pool C and set up a quarter final meeting with either France or Ireland, to be decided tomorrow. The All Blacks weren't at their best though, and again showed signs of rustiness, due in part to an inspired effort from Tonga. MORE »

A look at the Burgess tackle that was overlooked as Farrell smashed Giteau

In the last week emotions have run high, mainly regarding foul play and how it has been dealt with by the powers that be. There have been some strange decisions made, both on and off the field. Here is a look at one that puzzled and annoyed some fans. MORE »

Friday, October 09, 2015

History repeats itself as All Blacks Haka and Tongan Sipi Tau get set to face off

The All Blacks and Tonga meet in today's only game of the RWC, the last match for each side in the pool stages. While Tonga's tournament is all but over, they will be sure to take it to their not too distant neighbours, particularly when it comes to the pre-match war dances. MORE »

Embarrassed Joe Launchbury admits receiving Man of the Match award was strange

England lock Joe Launchbury, who was bizarrely named Man of the Match after their loss to Australia, has admitted that he was as surprised as anyone to receive the award. It's not the first time during this World Cup that the award has gone to the wrong person, as organisers have adopted a strange system that selects nominees long before full time. MORE »

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Rugby Drill: Kicking Coach Checklist

Dave Walder explains how to kick a rugby ball to improve accuracy and distance MORE »

5 of the best tries from week 3 of RWC 2015

A total of 19 tries were scored over the course of a dramatic third weekend of Rugby World Cup 2015, which saw tournament hosts England knocked out of the competition in the pool stages for the first time in history. Here is a recap of the best. MORE »

South Africa crush USA as Habana equals Lomu's RWC tries record

Bryan Habana scored a hat-trick of tries as the Springboks secured pole position in Pool B with a 64-0 thumping of the USA at the Olympic Stadium. Habana's three tries brought him level with Jonah Lomu as the top try scorers ever at Rugby World Cups. MORE »

Georgia edge Namibia to go third in pool and all but qualify for 2019 RWC

Georgia and Namibia played out a dramatic Pool C clash at Exeter's Sandy Park last night, with the Georgians coming away 17-16 winners. Namibia had led 6-0 but things were a lot closer in the second half. The win, and third place position in the pool, all but secures Georgia qualification for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. MORE »

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Fiji say farewell to the tournament with seven try victory over Uruguay

Urguay's team of amateurs put up a good fight againt Fiji but the men in white ran away with things late in the game, scoring seven tries in total for a 47-15 victory. The match included a number of incidents of foul play, with plenty of niggle and the tournament's first red card. MORE »

Romania beat Canada in one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the Rugby World Cup

Romania put in a strong second half shift to come from behind and claim a sensational 17-15 victory over Canada, having trailed 15-0. It has been called the biggest comeback ever in the Rugby World Cup. MORE »

Alesana Tuilagi banned for 5 weeks for 'kneeing' Japanese tackler

Alesana Tuilagi has been banned for five weeks for what has been called an act of foul play, contrary to Law 10.4(a). The incident occurred in the second minute of play against Japan, when tackler Harumichi Tatekawa unfortunately made contact with Tuilagi's knee. MORE »