South Africa led 30-13 against all powerful New Zealand and seemed destined to do what few other fifteens have ever done, beat the All Blacks in back to back matches. The Springboks previously upset the Kiwis 36-34 in New Zealand. Coming home and playing to a standing room only venue in Pretoria, it appeared that a rare double win would occur. The last time in the past ten-years that the All... Read More
The All Blacks clinched their third successive SANZAAR Rugby Championship title with a decisive victory against Los Pumas in Argentina. The score was 35-17, with the Kiwis up 21-3 at the break.
The victory gives New Zealand a total of 21 points (16 regular off four wins, and five bonus points). The All Blacks cannot be overtaken even if they lose to South Africa away next Saturday. Although both... Read More
At the halfway point in the 2018 southern hemisphere Rugby Championship, Argentina stands at 2-2, their best showing at the midway stage since the event expanded to four nations. Victories over Australia and South Africa have proved again that Los Pumas can beat top tier fifteens.
Since the end of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Argentina have defeated South Africa twice, and recorded one win each... Read More
When the All Blacks Men lose, that becomes the biggest global rugby story of the day, the loss offering a faint sparkle of hope to all future opponents that New Zealand are mortal. Last Saturday, when the Springboks won in Wellington, all rugby eyes were riveted on the match, which overshadowed Argentina’s Down Under upset victory against Australia.
The win marked Los Pumas first win in Australia... Read More
Rugby sevens’ Olympic qualification pathway for Tokyo 2020 has today been confirmed by the International Olympic Committee and World Rugby.
Twelve teams will compete for medals in both the men's and women's rugby sevens competitions from 27 July-1 August at Tokyo Stadium.
Japan’s men’s and women’s teams have secured automatic qualification as hosts of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, leaving 11... Read More
South Africa upset New Zealand, their first victory in New Zealand (Wellington) since 2009. Here are the amazing statistics of the match:
Tries : NZ 6, SA 5
Meters : NZ 624, SA 245
Carries : NZ 215, SA 59
Passes : NZ 257, SA 64
Possession : NZ 75%, SA 25%
Tackles : NZ 61, SA 235
Rucks Won : NZ 155, SA 41
SCORE : SPRINGBOKS 36 – ALL BLACKS 34
The Kiwis had been victorious in 11 of the past 12... Read More
There are three major players in the space of broadcasting and streaming major international and professional rugby in the United States – ESPN+, NBC Gold, and FloRugby. It can be confusing chasing down the match or competition you want to watch, so we break it down for you.
The four major professional leagues are divvied up between the three outlets. Flo has the French Top 14. NBC Gold carries... Read More
The third round of the six-game Rugby Championship for the four southern hemisphere nations saw Australia defeat South Africa in Brisbane while New Zealand had a tougher time against Argentina at home in Nelson.
The Wallabies broke a four-match losing streak with a 23-18 victory against the Springboks. The win staved off the possible firing of Aussie coach Michael Cheka. Had Australia lost it... Read More
Argentina handed new coach Mario Ledesma a wonderful gift with a splendid win over South Africa 32-19 at Estádio Malvinas in Mendoza. It was Ledesma’s first home Test victory. The win represented the third Puma success against the Springboks in the last three-years and was their fourth victory in 35 games of their southern hemisphere Rugby Championship history.
A rugby nomenclature trivia... Read More
Africa provided four Test matches last Saturday, including South Africa versus Argentina in their start of the southern hemisphere Rugby Championship, and three contests in the Africa Gold Cup.
In the Cup finale, two undefeated sides, Namibia and Kenya, both at 4-0. battled for the qualifying spot in the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Namibia won 55-28 to advance into their sixth RWC where they... Read More