This Saturday, August 18, sets up the showdown for the side that will qualify as Africa 1 in Pool A of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Two unbeaten teams, Namibia and Kenya will face off in Windhoek, Namibia, on Saturday. The loser will be relegated to the four nation repechage tournament, which already numbers Canada, Hong Kong, and Germany.
Last week, Kenya thumped Tunisia 67-0 to remain... Read More
Samoa, as predicted, qualified for the Rugby World Cup 2019 by defeating Germany away 42-28. Samoa won both matches, achieving a 108-42 points total.
Germany led at the half, but Samoa rallied in the second period.
In the November repechage tournament to be played in Marseille, France for the final slot, three nations are confirmed: Germany, Canada, Hong Kong, with the fourth spot to be filled by... Read More
Hong Kong easily defeated the Cook Islands 51-0 to win one of the four competitive placements in the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 Repechage event. The Dragons won the first match against the Kukis, and had no trouble in the second game against the small nation (17,500 population) from the South Pacific.
The second repechage play-in contest occurs this Saturday, July 14, when Germany host Samoa at... Read More
Last weekend, international rugby continued around the globe, most noticeably, two matches with Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification results.
Samoa at home routed Germany 66-15 in the first of two contests to determine the Playoff spot for RWC Pool A. The outcome came as no surprise as the Samoans, ranked 17, played an emerging Germany ranked 29th. The Samoans have played in the last seven World... Read More
Definition of schneid - US slang
: a losing streak (as in sports)
“If the Orioles break the American League schneid this season, it'll be an upset.”
Usually, used in the phrases on the schneid and off the schneid.
England partially salvaged their three-match tour to South Africa by beating the Springboks 25-10 to win the last game and end a disastrous five-loss Test skein. The win boosted the... Read More
The United States completed a sweep of its summer series tests with a 42-17 win over rival Canada. The Eagles slowly took control of the game and thanks to a hat trick from Cam Dolan, eventually ran away with a comfortable win in Nova Scotia.
The Eagles started very slow in this game spending most of the first 15 minutes on defense. Canada managed phase after phase but ultimately mustered only... Read More
World Rugby has announced Romania and Brazil as the hosts of the next two World Rugby U20 Trophy events.
Romania, who hosted the World Rugby Nations Cup hosts on many occasions, will host the age-grade competition between 28 August-9 September, 2018 at the Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf in Bucharest.
Brazil, who are making significant strides on the international stage, will host their first... Read More
These are dark rugby days in England, with the horrible prospect of future times growing darker. English rugby fans must deal with the fact that the national team lost its fifth Test match in a row, a 23-12 tour loss to South Africa away last weekend. The Springboks are guaranteed winning the three-game series as they won the first contest two weeks ago. In that game, in the first half, England... Read More
Germany edged a tight battle with Portugal 16-13 to set up a home-and-away play-off with Samoa to determine the side that will join Ireland, Scotland, hosts Japan and Russia in Pool A at Rugby World Cup 2019.
A perfect kicking display from Raynor Parkinson handed Germany a narrow 16-13 victory over Portugal in Heidelberg and means the hosts are just 160 minutes away from a place at Rugby World... Read More
The World Rugby U20 2018 Championship was won by France for the first time, as they beat England 33-25 in Beziers, France. The French Rugby Federation exalted in this historic win congratulating its youth fifteen by stating that “they are the major talent of this rugby generation.” To win the title, the Bleus, in order, defeated South Africa, New Zealand, and, finally, England to secure the gold... Read More