(In April, the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be played in Australia. Rugby 7s will be a competitive sport. Zambia will make its Commonwealth Games rugby debut. Rugby Today initiated a Q and A with Clement Sinkamba, President, Zambia Rugby Union.)
RUGBY TODAY - When was rugby first played in Zambia?
A. Rugby was first introduced by the British, owing to Zambia being a British Colony in the late... Read More
The second round of the NatWest Six Nations Men’s championship saw England and Ireland win their second match, and Scotland came from behind to defeat France, earning their first victory of 2018.
The “Big Game” between England at home against Wales turned out to be a defensive struggle with the score 12 for the Red Roses and 6 for the Scarlet. A TMO disallowed a Welsh second half try but, upon... Read More
The individual Europe rugby leagues proceed toward their 2017/2018 titles. In addition, the two European cups - Champion and Challenge - completed their initial rounds, setting up eight team playoff rounds.
Aviva English Premiership
Exeter Chiefs - 50 points
Saracens - 45
Wasps - 39
Gloucester - 38
Bath - 37
French Top 14
Montpelier - 47
La Rochelle - 46
Racing - 46
Pro 14 - A Division
Glasgow -... Read More
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