Posts Tagged "Rugby Union"

The Brumbies’ excellent win in Pretoria against the Bulls – their best performance of the season – looks like playing a significant part in shaping the final eight, making it more likely that Australia will now contribute two teams to the playoff series.

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The Waratahs’ win over the Highlanders at Sydney two weekends ago stopped a sequence of 40 consecutive Super Rugby victories by New Zealand teams over their Australian counterparts.

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The Barbarians have beaten England 63–45 at Twickenham in a match that has helped grow the BaaBaas legend while also giving Eddie Jones lots to think about as he boards the flight to South Africa.

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After the decision was made to reduce Australian Super Rugby sides to a count of four, and to cut the Western Force, it’s safe to say that many were not only hoping, but expecting a dramatic increase in form from our sides.

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Some weeks are moving weeks in Super Rugby, but this week was consolidation week. The Crusaders consolidated their spot on the top of the competition by handing the Hurricanes, the only other team challenging them for the overall lead, a lesson in wet weather rugby in Christchurch on Friday night.

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England will take on the Barbarians at Twickenham in a warm up game for the English ahead of their South Africa tour as the international rugby season gets under way.

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We’re only four rounds away from the end of the regular season and one week away from the international break, which means every game matters in the Super Rugby competition.

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Vastly experienced Waratah halfback Nick Phipps was directly involved in two superb tries against the Chiefs last night that gave the men in blue a 14-nil lead in the first 13 minutes.

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England will look to regain some credibility lost during the Six Nations, but the Barbarians will be out to spoil their party on Sunday.

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One of world rugby’s toughest men has rubbished the introduction of what has been dubbed the “nipple rule”.

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The Stormers are virtually in a must-win situation in every game from now until the end of the Super Rugby season, but that task is a monumental one as they take on the Lions, who can move one step closer to the finals. Join The Roar for live scores from 1:15am (AEST).

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The Brumbies are only one loss away from joining the Sunwolves at the bottom of the Super Rugby table and will be hoping for a win away to the mid-table Bulls from South Africa. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 11:05pm AEST. After five successive losses, the […]

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The Queensland Reds will be kicking themselves after a horror night with the boot cost them a Super Rugby win against New Zealand’s Highlanders in Brisbane.

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The Chiefs have beaten the Waratahs 39-27 in an absolutely fantastic game in Hamilton.

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Match result: Queensland have fallen just short of notching another Australian win over New Zealand, copping a three-point loss to the Highlanders on Saturday night.

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Match result: It was a hard-fought battle, but the Chiefs have come away 12-point winners over the Waratahs.

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Melbourne’s boy wonder Jack Maddocks has made a compelling case for a Wallabies debut against Ireland with a starring performance in his team’s Super Rugby win over the Sunwolves.

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An opportunity to move one giant step closer to the Super Rugby finals is here for the Jaguares when they host the Sharks in Round 15. Join The Roar for live scores from 5:40am (AEST).

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How much does Joe Schmidt love the Webb Ellis Cup? Let me count the ways. Five full-backs, 11 wingers, ten midfielders, six out-halves, five scrum-halves, three loose-heads, seven hookers, five tight-heads, nine locks and 11 back-rowers. 72 and counting.

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For a bit of fun and to create some discussion, I have put together a list of 23 recent players who were blessed with the opportunity of donning the candy stripes of the greatest district rugby club in the combined Sutherland and St George area, the Southern Districts Rebels.

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