Friday, October 02, 2015

Wales get job done with win over determined Fiji in Cardiff

Wales were made to work hard for a 23-13 Pool A victory over Fiji at the Millennium Stadium earlier today. The win came about thanks to tries by Gareth Davies and Scott Baldwin, plus two conversions and three penalties from flyhalf Dan Biggar. MORE »

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Josh Strauss ready to face former teammates this Saturday

Scotland have named their starting lineup to take on the Springboks in the Pool B clash in Newcastle on Saturday. South African Josh Strauss, now qualified to play for Scotland, will start against his former countrymen, with Kiwi Blair Cowan and Zimbabwean born Dave Denton making up the loose trio. MORE »

Jamie Mackintosh elbow earns him red and a one week ban

Southland Stags prop Jamie Mackintosh was shown a straight red card in an ITM Cup match against Otago on Saturday. The burly prop was cited and has since pleaded guilty to contravening law 10.4(a) Punching or Striking, and has been banned for a week. MORE »

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Arizona Wildcat's pre-match Haka has angered rugby fans

As we all know, when one thinks of the Haka, we think of the All Blacks. In reality there are multiple 'Hakas' that take place around the country of New Zealand, and indeed the Pacific Islands too. It's part of their culture, but has now been used at a US college football match. MORE »

Nemani Nadolo banned for dangerous David Pocock clean out

Fiji's giant winger Nemani Nadolo has been banned for a week for an incident that occurred during their 28-13 loss to Australia in their second Pool A match. Asaeli Tikoirotuma has since been called up for the match against Wales in Cardiff. MORE »

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tonga experience and power too much for spirited Namibians

Tonga scored five tries to outplay a gutsy Namibian effort in today's Pool C match at Sandy Park. The 35-21 victory came about despite Jacques Burger led Namibia fighting back in the second half... MORE »

Five of the Best Tries so far at Rugby World Cup 2015

Rugby World Cup 2015 has already dished up its fair share of shocks and great plays, and as the second weekend came to a close, World Rugby has given us a chance to reflect on some of the best tries in the competition so far. MORE »

Monday, September 28, 2015

South Africa bounce back with convincing victory over Samoa in Birmingham

South Africa bounced back from their shocking defeat to Japan a week earlier to put in a much improved performance and beat Samoa by forty points. Winger JP Pietersen scored a hat-trick of tries as the Springboks lifted in all facets of the game, to win 46-6. MORE »

Canada come close to upsetting Italy in entertaining Pool D fixture

Italy hung on against an inspired Canada to claim a 23-18 victory and keep their outside chance of reaching the RWC quarter finals alive. Italy scored through Michele Rizzo and Gonzalo Garcia, with points from the boot coming from Tommaso Allan, but have a lot to work on ahead of Ireland next weekend. MORE »

Ireland ease to bonus point win over Romania in front of packed Wembley

Ireland scored six tries to beat Romania 44-10 in front of the record crowd at Wembley on Sunday. It was their second bonus point victory of the tournament so far, as they build towards what should be a tougher test against Italy, and then a group decider against France. MORE »

Australia post highest score of RWC 2015 with big win over Uruguay

Australia scored eleven tries at they romped to a 65-3 bonus point victory over Uruguay at Villa Park on Sunday. Drew Mitchell, Ben McCalman and Sean McMahon all scored twice as the Wallabies produced the highest score of the tournament so far. MORE »

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Scotland go two from two with bonus point win over USA in Leeds

Scotland recorded their second consecutive win in the Rugby World Cup with a 39-16, bonus point victory over the USA in Leeds on Sunday. The USA put in a strong first half performance though, and actually led the match at half time. MORE »

Wales come from behind to beat hosts England at Twickenham

Wales turned around a 10-point deficit and had to contend with more serious injuries but managed to stay in the contest at Twickenham and come away with a hugely valuable 28-25 victory that shocked England players and fans alike. MORE »

Friday, September 25, 2015

Argentina demolish Georgia with strong second half showing at Kingsholm

Argentina put in a powerful performance to beat Georgia 54-9 at Kingsholm on Friday. While Los Pumas only led 14-9 at halftime, they turned it on in the second half, claiming a bonus point win. MORE »

Courageous Namibia downed comfortably by All Blacks at Olympic Park

Nehe Milner-Skudder and Julian Savea both scored twice as New Zealand notched up the highest score of the tournament so far, beating Namibia 58-14 at the Olympic Park. The All Blacks scored nine tries, but Namibia limited the damage by slowing down the contest. MORE »