Springboks 55, Scotland 6

June 28, 2014 59
The Springboks have six changes to their starting XV  and a whole new bench - as migratory birds have flown north.What has been changed is the team that beat Wales last week by a single point with a penalty try near the end.The Scots are intrinsically weak, coming second last in the 2014 Six Nations…

All Blacks 36(29), England 13(6)

June 21, 2014 31
New Zealand will be out to make it a 'blackwash' of England and tie the record of consecutive Test victories in Hamilton on Saturday.England are the only team to have beaten the All Blacks since they lifted the World Cup in 2011, and Stuart Lancaster's team have been highly competitive on this tour and they…

Weir boots gives Scotland win

June 21, 2014 0
Duncan Weir kicked a penalty in the second last minute to secure a 19-21 victory over Argentina in Cordoba on Friday. The result means that Scotland will head to Port Elizabeth where they will face South Africa's Springboks unbeaten under new coach Vern Cotter. Scotland were trailing 19-13 in the final stages but Henry Pyrgos…

Owen Farrell out of third Test

June 17, 2014 0
England fly-half Owen Farrell has been ruled out of the third Test against New Zealand with a knee injury. Farrell has suffered a strain to the medial ligament in his left knee which means he will miss Saturday's final game in Hamilton."Such is his character that he is already working on his rehab and still…

Crusaders team to play England

June 15, 2014 0
The Crusaders will host an historic mid-week match against England this Tuesday night at AMI Stadium (Addington).   Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his team to take on the touring side. Packing down in the front row will be Tim Perry, Corey Flynn and Nepo Laulala. Prop Joe Moody has been named in the reserves…

Farrell at flyhalf for England

June 12, 2014 0
[caption id="attachment_45266" align="aligncenter" width="494"] Photo: BackpagePix[/caption] Stuart Lancaster has made five changes to his starting line-up, most among the back division, for the second Test against New Zealand. Having welcomed back 15 players from Premiership finalists Northampton Saints and Saracens, Lancaster has resisted the urge to tinker too much with the team that pushed the…

EP Kings 12(0), Wales 34(17)

June 10, 2014 11
Wales' three-match tour of South Africa is set for a rousing start, when the visitors tackle the Eastern Province Kings at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.The Welsh Dragons will be sharpening their claws for the much more daunting task of taking on the Springboks in a two-Test series - in…

Australia 50(29), France 23(9)

June 7, 2014 32
Australia, comprised of a team of Super Rugby form players, will welcome a French team that is looking a little thin after the Top 14 Final. None of Les Bleus will fear the Wallabies, however, after they embarrassed them in 2012, in the scrums and elsewhere, to win 33-6 in Paris the last time they…

All Blacks 20(9), England 15(9)

June 7, 2014 54
The All Blacks will get their international season started against a depleted England side at their Eden Park fortress on Saturday.The world champions went unbeaten last year, and they are fully expected to continue where they left off against an England side which does not feature any of the players who were involved in last…

Haskell earns recall to England side

June 5, 2014 0
Loose forward James Haskell has been recalled to England's starting team after an absence of 12 months for the opening match of their three-test series against New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday. The 29-year-old Haskell will start at blindside flanker for Stuart Lancaster's side, who have been shorn of several of their first-choice players…

Mallett warns World XV

June 4, 2014 1
Nick Mallett was warned his World XV players to have the right attitude when they run out against the Springboks in Saturday's international friendly at Newlands. Speaking in Cape Town on Tuesday, former Springbok coach Mallett said he told his players at a de-briefing that they would be in for a "very unpleasant afternoon" if…

RFU to move All Black’s Test

April 21, 2014 0
The Rugby Football Union have failed in their bid to have England's opening Test match against New Zealand pushed back a week. England have a three match tour of New Zealand this June but they will be without many of their best players in the opening Test due to their domestic fixtures. The Aviva Premiership…

Bokke 56, Samoan dirtbags 23

June 22, 2013 22
Yes it's true. I said it. Samoa are scum. They always play dirty against the Bokke and escape. Will today be different? The Samoans gave as well as they got and matched scores with the Boks against Italy and Scotland... arguably they were better. Is Bok rugby's staff losses finally telling? Are the Samoans beginning…

Scotland 30 v Italy 29

June 22, 2013 0
Wooden spooners in a comp that just embarrassed them. The flower of Scotland has wilted and the Azurri's sea is brown with muck, but now they meet to decide who's the lesser loser... It is a testament to current Southern Hemisphere  and world rugby that in a comp that has Samoa in it, two 6N…

Bok team for Samoa changes three.

June 19, 2013 46
Stok stays unfortunately Anyway De Villiers and Alberts are included bust prove their fitness by Friday. Here is the side. 15. Willie Messerschmidt Le Roux 14. Bryan Habana 13. JJ Engelbrecht 12 Jean De Villiers OR Jan Serfontein 10. Morne Steyn 11. Bjorn Skynet Basson 9 Ruan Verspied en Two Step Pienaar 8. Pierre Stok…
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