The preseason match between Super Rugby's Vodacom Bulls and DHL Stormers set for Feb. 3 at StubHub Center just outside of Los Angeles has been canceled. The match was supposed to be the first between Super Rugby teams on American soil and played in tandem with the USA's Americas Rugby Championship-opening clash against the Argentina XV.
"The Vodacom Super Rugby pre-season warmup match, that was... Read More
January 2018 marks an exciting milestone for fans on the road to Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan with the launch of official supporter tour package sales.
With Asia’s first Rugby World Cup set to deliver a unique experience for fans, demand is expected to be high as 21 leading official travel agents begin their sales program.
To mark the milestone, the new official supporter tours program website... Read More
Today’s NY Times reported that newly released archives from Great Britain indicated that in 1956 a French politician suggested the two nations unite into one country. Mon Dieu! The creation of FRANGLAND, and with it the FRANGLAND XV.
As 2018 begins, there exists a disparate anticipation of how England and France will fare in the upcoming year, commencing with the NatWest Six Nations Championship... Read More
The origin of his story is run of the mill – played multiple sports growing up and found rugby in college. The rest, how his career in professional sport actually began with British basketball and morphed into authoring one of the great rags-to-riches tales in European rugby, is anything but.
In Mendon, Mich., like many small towns in America, football is king. The Hornets have enjoyed multiple... Read More
England vs. New Zealand - When the All Blacks tour Europe next autumn, the one match the world has been anticipating, will be the contest versus England at Twickenham. These powerhouses have not played each other since 2014, when the Red Roses lost three matches on tour in New Zealand. In this decade, the All Blacks lead 6-1 in this famous series, the sole loss an away game. Since the 2015 Rugby... Read More
British and Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand - The Lions, representing the four Home Countries (England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland), enjoyed a successful tour in New Zealand with five wins, three losses. and two draws. Importantly, the All Star XV, tied the All Blacks at 1-1-1, in the three Test Match series.
The team, under the aegis of Coach Warren Gatland, started out poorly with two losses... Read More
There was a time during 2017 when many European rugby journalists made a case for Georgia to join the Six Nations, expanding that tournament to seven teams. Some suggested a three-match playoff against Italy the perennial bottom dweller, with the winner staying in the Six Nations Tournament while the loser would be relegated to the European B Championship.
Today, not so much.
Since their 2015 ... Read More
Australia won the 2017 Rugby League World Cup in a narrow 6-0 win over England. It marked the Kangaroos eleventh victory in the history of the event. This was England’s first return to the final in 22-years.
Brian Cordner scored the game’s only try at the 14th-minute of the first half on a short run. A second Ozzie try was nullified in the second half for obstruction.
The match welcomed a full... Read More
(Current World Rugby ratings in parentheses)
After the autumn Test match internationals, mainly, played in Europe, the surprise result was Scotland’s (6) eight-try rout of Australia (4) 53-24. The Wallabies played with 14-men after a red card reduced the side, and Scotland put 31 points on the board to Australia’s 7 in a runaway second half.
New Zealand (1) defeated Wales (7) to go three wins... Read More
The recent autumn internationals played in Europe witnessed no upsets but many close matches in highly competitive games.
Perhaps the greatest shock of the day was England’s rout of Canada 79-5. The Red Roses finished second in the recent Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland, losing to New Zealand in the finals. Canada, suffering a poor pool position, did not finish in the top four places at... Read More