Posts Tagged "Rugby World Cup"
Jonny Wilkinson will put his battered body through one more test of durability on Saturday as he attempts to guide Toulon to a first European Cup rugby title in the all-French final against Clermont-Auvergne in Dublin.
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The Wallabies will face host nation England and fellow heavyweights Wales at Twickenham in their feature pool matches of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
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With the 2015 edition of the Rugby World Cup now just a little over two years away, international coaches will increasingly be considering the tournament when making selections in the interim period.
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Spain’s hopes of reaching the 2015 Rugby World Cup took another blow as they were beaten 25-15 by Romania in Gijon.
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With another rugby season just about done and dusted, and with the IRB Awards looking to be the usual overly political, foregone conclusion, it’s time to celebrate those who have actually provoked the most debate and excitement in season 2012.
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Have I got your attention? Great. Because as outlandish as the above headline is, I would argue that there may be an element of truth to it.
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Former All Black Simon Mannix has alleged three Fijian players at the French club he coached last year were paid to be unavailable for the Rugby World Cup.
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The 2015 World Cup in England risks being devalued should European clubs prevent internationals from Fiji and other Pacific nations taking part, according to a leading players’ representative.
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The upcoming European series of rugby union internationals has been given an added dimension as they will determine the seedings for next month’s draw for the 2015 World Cup in England.
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Here is what Graham Henry says in his biography, ‘Graham Henry: Final World’, about his suspicions as the All Blacks coach of the refereeing in the Rugby World Cup 2007 quarter-final between France and New Zealand.
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With the inaugural Rugby Championship dawning upon us, it is time to make some serious assertions about Robbie Deans’ tenure as Wallabies coach.
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Last week, many of us discussed the evolution of the rugby backline with the focus being on the major change in the physicality of the centre pairing, in particular, the inside centre.
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Those of us with rugby memories longer than ten years will remember the good old days before the 2003 Rugby World Cup. I’m not talking about the sight of Joe Roff diving over the goal-line against the Lions, or Kefu burrowing under the posts in John Eales’ last match, I’m referring to something even more [...]
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A couple of years ago Brad Thorn made the comment that the Tri Nations was a tougher tournament to win than the Rugby World Cup tournament. There was some hyperbole in this but not too much.
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Gareth Delve took the field for Wales against the Brumbies on Tuesday after being called up as a replacement for Toby Faletau. He might have been next in mind for the coaches anyway, but it certainly did him no harm that he was already available in Australia.
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Australia has recorded its worst result in the history of the IRB under-20 World Cup after failing to reach the tournament’s semi-finals, raising questions about the development of our young talent.
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Regular viewers of Channel Nine’s sports programs won’t be surprised to see that the Wallabies-Scotland Test will be broadcast on delay at 11.15pm.
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On the weekend, commentator Greg Clark made an obvious point during the Brumbies v Rebels game: Australian derbies are mistake-riddled.
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Wallaby supporters are indeed a fickle bunch. When they are winning, no other side can match them for pure arrogance.
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It takes a special kind of player to take on an unfamiliar role and pull it off with aplomb, but to then build into that that role and take your game to another level. Well, that’s something else again.
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