Daily Archives: March 15, 2014

Fitting end to a great player

Plaudits started flowing for Brian O’Driscoll, minutes after he played his last match – the world’s most capped international finishing as a champion. Ireland held on to beat France 22-20 to win the Six Nations title and give a fairytale…

S15: Cell C Sharks 35, Reds 20

The Sharks have won six of eight Super Rugby clashes against the Reds. They won the first three before losing the fourth clash and this pattern has been repeated in their last four meetings. However, that trend could change, as…

S15: Lions 39, Blues 36

If it is true, as the adage states, that it starts up front, then the Lions have a big advantage. Their set pieces and kicking game have been among the most effective in the competition. The Blues, in contrast, are…

Six Nations: France 20, Ireland 22

Gauls against Gaels. It is the last of 2014’s Six Nations matches and Paris will certainly be the focus of attention. By then England will have played – and probably beaten – Italy. Unusually, they will be backing France with…

S15: Brumbies 28, Waratahs 23

Brumbies Director of Rugby Laurie Fisher put it in a nutshell when he said: “There’s a lot at stake, both teams need a win here against an Australian rival.” Waratahs coach Michael Cheika also shared some wise words with the…

S15: Highlanders 28, Force 31

The Western Force’s in-form No.8 Ben McCalman feels his team needs to repeat last week’s fast start if they want to stay on the winning track. After going down to the Waratahs and Brumbies, because of slow starts, they blitzed…