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World Cup Preview – Execution key for Springboks

It is quarter finals time and the Springboks will come up against the host Japan on Sunday. The Springboks went through their pool matches only...

Rugby World Cup – Coaches name their teams

The coaches have shown their hand in naming their sides for the important quarter final matches this weekend. QF1 -England v Australia England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14...

Rugby World Cup QF – The Clash of the Titans plus Japan

After an exciting final week in so many ways at the final round of the pool stages we are set for what is going...

Wayne Barnes take whistle for Japan v Springboks QF

World rugby has announced their match officials for this weekend Quarter Final matches. Jérôme Garcès (France), Nigel Owens (Wales), Jaco Peyper (South Africa) and Wayne...

Rugby World Cup – Japan win epic test to top Pool A

It was one of those epic test matches you wish for and only comes along once or maybe twice in a lifetime when Japan...

Rugby World Cup – Wales top pool with win over Uruguay

It was not pretty but they did the job as Wales bet Uruguay on Sunday by 35-13. It was a real stop start match and...

Rugby World Cup – Tonga end tournament with win over USA

Tonga was too strong for the USA in their last pool match of this year World Cup on Sunday beating them 31-19. https://youtu.be/9o9ubDBWuVM Tonga put the...

Rugby World Cup – Canadian team help Kamaishi with recovery

World Rugby had to make the difficult decision to cancel the match between Namibia and Canada on Sunday morning after Typhoon Hagibis caused havoc...

Rugby World Cup – Red card sour perfect Irish performance

Ireland put seven tries pass Samoa but it was a bit sour with a red card in the first half. Ireland eventually beat Samoa 47-5. Ireland...

Rugby World Cup – Aussies struggle for bonus point win over Georgia

Australia got the bonus point win over Georgia on Friday but it was surely not the way Cheika wanted to go into the playoffs. They...

Rugby World Cup – ‘I don’t care about f****** records’: Emotional Sergio Parisse hits...

Italian captain Sergio Parisse is not a happy guy at the moment after World Rugby and World Cup Organisers have decided to cancel the...

Scotland have to wait till Sunday for their fate

No one really believe that much would have changed in the results between England v France and New Zealand v Italy. All due respect to...

England v France and New Zealand v Italy matches cancelled

World Rugby has made the decision to cancel this weekend matches between England v France and New Zealand v Italy. https://youtu.be/aXfG4js1iDg This is after they decided...

Rugby World Cup – Fiji push Wales all the way

Fiji gave it their all and hot Wales hard but at the end Wales came back and took a bonus point win on the...

Rugby World Cup – Scotland keep hopes alive for quarter final spot with runaway...

Scotland have swept Russia off the field on Wednesday when they beat them 61-0. The Scots were in a mood to score tries and did...

Rugby World Cup – Argentina end World Cup journey with win over USA

Argentina was just too good for the USA although the USA never gave up on Wednesday. At the end Argentina scored a bonus point win...

Rugby World Cup – Springbok end pool stages with 10 tries against Canada

It was always going to be difficult for Canada who did came back at the Springboks in the second half disrupting their flow but...

Springboks – Rassie mixed it up for Canada

Rassie has mixed it up for the Canadian game making 13 changes to the Springboks side for his team last pool match. Kolisi and De...

Rugby World Cup – Tonga give France an almighty scare

France kept their winning was ways but with another scrappy performance against Tonga on Sunday. Tonga outscored them with 3 tries to two but could...

Rugby World Cup – All Blacks run in 11 tries against Namibia

Although Namibia gave some resistance against the World Champions in the first half the class of the All Blacks came through as the game...

Rugby World Cup – Japan keep quarter final hopes alive

Japan gave us another exciting match when they beat Samoa on Saturday to stand 3 wins from 3 matches going into their last pool...

Rugby World Cup – England in QF after win over Argentina

England has gone one better than their 2015 campaign, securing a place in the quarter finals after beating Argentina on Saturday 39-10. Their task had...

Rugby World Cup – Australia to good for Uruguay

Uruguay tried all they can but Australia was just a class above them on Saturday beating them 45-10. The Aussies was full value for the...

Rugby World Cup – Springboks put Italy away

The Springboks pack have laid the foundation even after uncontested scrums to secure a 49-3 win over Italy. The defence was top notch as the...

Rugby World Cup – Ireland get crucial bonus point win over Russia

Ireland did what was required and secured a bonus point win over Russia in their Pool A match on Thursday. They kept the Russians scoreless...

Springboks – Damien Willemse arrive in Japan

Damien Willemse has arrived in Japan as replacement for the injured Jesse Kriel. Willemse will be used as a utility back by Rassie Erasmus as...

Rugby World Cup – Huge matches coming to you this weekend.

There are some crucial matches coming up over the weekend which will determine who will reach the quarter final stage of the Rugby World...

Rugby World Cup – All Blacks run away against Canada

The All Blacks scored nine tries to none when they beat Canada 63-0 on Wednesday. It was a match which the All Blacks totally dominated...

Rugby World Cup – France struggle pass USA

It was not a game the French will write home about as they struggle for most parts of the test but did was needed...

Springboks – Damian Willemse replace Kriel at World Cup

Sad news came through from the Springbok camp regarding Jesse Kriel who will come home due to hamstring injury in the opening match against...

Springboks – Mtawarira, Mbonambi and De Jager to start against Italians

Beast Mtawarira, Bongi Mbonambi and Lood de Jager will start this Friday against he Italians for the Springboks in their crucial World Cup Pool...

Rugby World Cup – Scotland back to winning ways against Samoa

Scotland got exactly what they wanted on Monday beating Samoa 34-0 to earn not just a bonus point but some crucial points difference which...

Springboks v Namibia – A picture is worth a thousand words

The Springboks got their first win in this World Cup when they beat Namibia on Saturday. It was not perfect but ringing in 9 tries...

Rugby World Cup – Wales first half too good for Australia

Wales beat Australia on Sunday after a great first half which they were able to hold out the Aussies at the end. The final score...

Rugby World Cup – Iffy Springboks score nine tries against Namibia

The Springboks got their first win of the World Cup over Namibia on Saturday when they ran in 9 tries against none. They eventually beat...

Rugby World Cup – Argentina get bonus point win over Tonga

Argentina register their first win at the World Cup on Saturday when they beat Tonga 28-12 in their Pool C match. Montoya was the standout...

Rugby World Cup – Japan stun Ireland in another World Cup upset

Japan stun the rugby world again when they beat Ireland on Saturday 19-12. They were never out of the game and kept the pressure on...

Preview – Springboks v Namibia

Second game for the Springboks in this years World Cup and one that is a must win against their neighbours Namibia. Getting nothing out of...

Springboks – Rassie changes things up for Namibia

The Springboks have rotated their squad for Saturday’s must-win cross-border battle with northern neighbours Namibia, making 13 changes to the starting line-up that appeared...

Match Report – Samoa second have too good for Russia

Samoa had a poor start to the match but came good enough in the second half to get a bonus point win over the...

World Rugby criticising officials

In an unusual statement released on Tuesday, World Rugby has admitted to refereeing errors and inconsistencies at the Rugby World Cup. With the tournament only...

Springboks World Cup 2019 – A picture is worth a thousand words

After the disappointment we could sit down and listen what was said afterwards. But first lets look at the game through the lens of Steven...

Match Report – All Blacks first half sink Springboks

The All Blacks took their opportunities when it matter and got the vital win over the Springboks on Saturday. They scored two quick tries to...

Match Report – France scrape through against Pumas

It was a game of two halves but at the end a drop goal won it for France 23-21. Argentina did all they can but...

Match Report – Fiji push Australia all the way

Australia had to work hard to get a bonus point win against Fiji. They only got the lead deep in the second half but...

Rugby World Cup Preview – All Blacks v Springboks

Surely the biggest opening match in years at the World Cup when the All Blacks and the Springboks clash on Saturday in their first...

Rugby World Cup Preview – Argentina v France

Beside from the huge clash between the Springboks and the All Blacks, we have another exciting match to look forward to on Saturday when...

Game 1 – Reaction after the match

Japan got off to a good start getting a bonus point win over Russia in the opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Here...

Match Report – Kotaro Matsushima hat-trick give Japan winning start as host

Japan had to work hard in that first half but was just too good for the Russians with Kotaro Matsushima scoring a hat-trick of...

Rugby World Cup Preview – Australia v Fiji

Australia starts their campaign going against Fiji which may be one of those tricky one's. Look Australia should easily beat Fiji but if any team...