Monday, November 14, 2016

Wales edge Argentina for confidence building win

Wales restored pride by beating Argentina 24-20 in Cardiff, a week after going down 32-8 to Australia. Tries were scored in the second half by Gareth Davies and Liam Williams, while Leigh Halfpenny converted one and slotted four penalties, for a 14-point personal haul. MORE »

England break their Springboks hoodoo with convincing win at Twickenham

England beat South Africa for the first time since 2006 as they showed superior composure, organisation and execution for a 37-21 Twickenham victory. Mastermind coach Eddie Jones has now led England to ten victories in succession since he took over. MORE »

All Blacks show depth as they run riot against Italy

The All Blacks fielded a much changed side from their loss to Ireland in Chicago and quickly dismissed any hopes Italy had of getting the World Champions on bad form. The hosts scored just one try in the 68-10 rout, as New Zealand eased to a massive win. MORE »

Barbarians dominate Fiji in wet Belfast

Belfast were treated to an impressive display of Barbarians rugby as the invitation side beat Fiji 40-7 in wet conditions on Friday night. The win ends the unbeaten Baa-Baas tour, which featured a 31-31 draw with South Africa, a 71-0 thumping of the Czech Republic, and then this convincing win. MORE »

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Kuridrani scores late try as Australia break Scotland hearts again

A Tevita Kuridrani try three minutes from time gave Australia a narrow 23-22 win over Scotland at BT Murrayfield on Saturday. Scotland were dominant throughout an absorbing first half and led 17-10 at the break thanks to two tries from Huw Jones on his first home appearance. MORE »

Friday, November 11, 2016

This weekend's international matches team line-ups and previews

This weekend, rugby fans all around the world are in for a treat as we have another round of Autumn Tests taking place. The lineups are out so today we're taking a quick look at all the big matches, in order of when they are being played. MORE »

Scotsman's haunting Craig Joubert movie ahead of Wallabies rematch

Ahead of Scotland facing Australia again this weekend, one Scottish fan has put together this dramatic piece that tells the story of what it was like to live the drama of their 2015 Rugby World Cup knockout, and how referee Craig Joubert broke the hearts of a nation. MORE »

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Kiwi pundits rubbish Craig Dowd accusations of "Disrespectful" Haka vs Ireland

SKY Sport New Zealand's The Breakdown have taken issue with Craig Dowd's assessment that the All Blacks' pre-match 'Kapa O Pango' Haka was a sign of disrespect towards Ireland, claiming that it was in fact the complete opposite. MORE »

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Mat Luamanu's brutal tackle gets him a five week ban

Harlequins forward Mat Luamanu has been suspended for five weeks following an RFU disciplinary hearing in London last night. Luamanu was adjudged to have contravened law 10.4(e) for dangerous play after his big tackle against Exeter Chiefs at the weekend. MORE »

Barbarians flair earns them convincing win in historic clash with the Czech Republic

Following their draw with the Springboks, the Barbarians played the Czech Republic in Prague last night, with the home side keen to impress their passionate fans. While the 32-ranked team fought admirably, the Barbarians gulf in experience and skill showed, as they won 71-0. MORE »

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

World Rugby announces Player of the Year 2016 nominees

World Rugby have announced their six nominees for the 2016 Men's Player of the Year. The shortlist comprises three England players, two New Zealanders and and Irishman. The winner will be announced at the annual awards evening in London on November 13th. MORE »

Best Tries from week one of the End of Year Tests

After a remarkable weekend of international rugby, in which Ireland recorded their first win over New Zealand, the Barbarians and South Africa played out an entertaining draw at Wembley and Argentina put more than 50 points past Japan, it was nigh on impossible to feature just one of the 43 tries scored. MORE »

Monday, November 07, 2016

Barbarians and South Africa draw in entertaining Wembley fixture

South Africa scored late then missed the conversion kick so ended up with a 31-31 draw against a Super Rugby talent packed Barbarians team at Wembley. The Springboks fielded six uncapped players and showed some positives, but struggled to contain big winger Taqele Naiyaravoro. MORE »

Argentina score some lovely tries as they beat Japan in Tokyo

Argentina scored seven tries on their way to a 50-24 victory over Japan in Tokyo on Saturday. Flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez scored twice, adding to his total of 29 points on the day. It was Japan's first match under the guidance of new coach Jamie Joseph. MORE »

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Ireland break drought to upset New Zealand for the first time ever

It took them 29 attempts and 111 years but Ireland finally got their first win over the All Blacks, and it was well deserved. Chicago played host for the historic match, as Ireland played some thrilling rugby to beat the world champions 40-29. MORE »