Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WIN the rugby tour of a lifetime with IG and Harlequins

IG, a global leader in online trading, have just launched an incredible competition offering one lucky winner and their teammates an unbeatable opportunity to win the ultimate rugby tour, which includes a training day with Harlequins, before being flown half way around the world. MORE »

The International Rugby Board rebrands, changes name to World Rugby

The International Rugby Board (IRB) have officially rebranded and changed names to World Rugby, as announced earlier today at the World Rugby Conference and Exhibition 2014 in London. The new look includes a new logo and website. MORE »

Monday, November 17, 2014

IRB Rankings Update 17 Nov 2014 - Ireland move up to third in the world

Ireland have moved up to third in the IRB Rankings afting beating Georgia, and thanks to Australia and England losing to France and South Africa respectively. Coach Joe Schmidt says it's nothing but a distraction though, and not something that should be focused on by the players. MORE »

South Africa aim to up the intensity after another win over England

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has lauded his team's 31-28 victory over England in the wet weather of Twickenham on Saturday. The much needed win stretches their unbeaten run against England to 12 matches, dating back to November 2006. MORE »

Samoa bounce back with win over Canada in Vannes

Samoa bounced back from defeat to Italy to beat Canada 23-13 in Vannes, France on Friday night. Canada couldn't take advantage of all their chances, while Samoa snapped up two tries to Anthony Perenise and Winston Stanley. Conor Trainor scored Canada's only try. MORE »

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Scotland give New Zealand Murrayfield scare but come up short

Scotland were left ruing the missed opportunity to spring the biggest upset of the year as New Zealand held things together to survive a scare and win 24-16 at Murrayfield on Saturday. A late try from lock Jeremy Thrush put the home side out of contention. MORE »

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Test Rugby Results - November 15th weekend

We've had another great day of Test rugby, with more still to come tomorrow. South Africa held on to beat England at Twickenham, while Wales beat a determined Fiji side in Cardiff. Scotland gave New Zealand a real scare at Murrayfield, while Tonga won convincingly against the USA. MORE »

Friday, November 14, 2014

France name unchanged side after five try win over Fiji

France had a strong second half to end up convincing 40-15 winners over Fiji in Marseille last weekend, with debutant winger Teddy Thomas scoring a hat-trick. They've since named an unchanged side for Saturday's clash with the Wallabies. MORE »

Joost van der Westhuizen speaks to Matt Dawson and team on Rugby Tonight

Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen has been in the UK of late, traveling around to not only watch matches but also to spread awareness for MND and the work his J9 Foundation does. He was on BT Sport's Rugby Tonight recently for a catch up chat. MORE »

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Five stars nominated for IRB World Rugby Player of the Year 2014

The International Rugby Board has announced a shortlist of five nominees for the IRB World Rugby Player of the Year 2014. The list comprises five players that were selected after forty-five matches were reviewed by the panel. Three countries are represented. MORE »

Behind the scenes with Nick Cummins and the Barbarians

We all saw how well the Barbarians played against both Australia and the Leicester Tigers recently, and that was due in part to the kind of characters and talent they had in the multicultural squad. One of the most colourful of those characters was of course Nick Cummins, the Honey Badger. MORE »

Monday, November 10, 2014

Referee decisions in spotlight as New Zealand prove too good for England

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen believes that England's new approach is what made them so competitive during the All Blacks' 24-21 win on Saturday. He also said that TV producers are favouring the home sides when it comes to the big screen replays. MORE »

Scotland score five times against Argentina in Murrayfield tryfest

Scotland scored five tries against Argentina and despite leaking a few points at the end, they entertained Murrayfield with a convincing 41-31 victory. Coach Vern Cotter has said that he was very proud, as they now shift focus to the New Zealand challenge. MORE »

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Ireland upset South Africa with impressive physicality in Dublin

An inspired Ireland proved to strong for a rusty looking South Africa in Dublin on Saturday. The home side dominated the fierce breakdown battle, and took their points to win 29-15, for the Boks' first Northern Hemisphere team defeat since 2010. MORE »

Australia edge Wales in another agonising defeat for home fans

Australia edged Wales 33-28 in another tight encounter between the two sides, but it was the tenth successive time the Wallabies came up trumps. The home side started well and the first half was even, but Australia held their nerve late in the game. MORE »

 
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