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
New Zealand rugby enjoyed a rare double when both the Women and Men's sides defeated rival Australia in Test matches away in Sydney on the same day. The two, number one ranked sides per World Rugby had relatively easy wins at the start of the Test season down under.
The All Blacks won 38-13, notching six tries to but one for the Wallabies in the opening game of the southern hemisphere Rugby... Read More
Paraguayan rugby this week announced the hiring of former Jaguares coach Raúl 'Aspirina' Pérez as new head coach of its Yacarés. He will not have to wait long to see his team in action as, on Sunday, Paraguay will take the field against México in the first round of the Americas Rugby Challenge.
The Americas Rugby-organised tournament is for continental Tier 2 teams, a step below the successful... Read More
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