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
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