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 »

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Traditional War Dances fire up fans as RWC 2015 takes center stage

As rugby fans, there is nothing better than building up to a match with a fearsome war dance. This strong part of South-Sea Island tradition is now an intrinsic part of rugby and last weekend gave us an opportunity to witness four in action, as the Rugby World Cup got under way. MORE »

France claim second successive Pool D win with victory over Romania

France overcame a first half scare to beat Romania 38-11 at the Olympic Stadium, picking up a try scoring bonus point and their second Pool D win in succession. Les Bleus featured 13 changes after beating Italy, and it was their youngest World Cup side in eight years. MORE »

David Pocock scores twice as Wallabies beat Fiji in first RWC 2015 outing

David Pocock scored twice as Australia proved too strong for Fiji, coming away from Cardiff with a 28-13 victory in their first match at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The Wallabies missed out on a bonus point, but coach Michael Cheika wasn't too concerned post match. MORE »

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Scotland get RWC campaign underway with convincing win over Japan

Japan were unable to repeat the heroics of the weekend as they were convincingly beaten 45-10 by Scotland at Kingsholm earlier today. The first half proved to be a hard-fought contest, but in the second it was all Scotland, as fatigue perhaps affected the Brave Blossoms. MORE »

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Rugby World Cup Daily - TMO Feedback and Hall of Fame inductees

It was a fascinating opening round at the World Cup, so today in RWC Daily we get to see another angle of that famous Japanese winning try, hear more about the handling of the TMO and see footage from the Hall of Fame ceremony. MORE »