If you reverse to last year’s Rugby championships you will remember the tackle made by Israel Folau of the Australian team, which was attacked by Malakai and others of New Zealand.
Twickenham is all set to host a Rugby Championship Test game between Australia and Argentina later this year. Sanzaar, the tournament organizer, has stated on 8th October, Saturday, as the date for a match.
This match will make history as this is the very first Rugby Championship game to be played outside any of participating countries - Australia, Argentina, South Africa and New Zealand.
Andrew Hore, a New Zealand born rugby administrator, believes that Welsh as well as Pro12 rugby squads could one day be a part of the Super Rugby elite in an elaborated contest.
Andrew, who was the Crusaders' trainer one time, is leaving his job as Welsh club Ospreys’ chief executive to become the Waratahs' new Chief Executive Officer in Sydney.
Stephen Larkham, an ACT Brumbies coach, suggested that the off-field upheaval fencing the Super Rugby province would not be misdirection and their only focus is on bedeviling the top-of-the-table Waikato Chiefs at the Canberra Stadium, on Saturday.
And Larkham consecrates high penalty counts would not stop Brumbies from their attack on the breakdown, but it admits they do require to cut out silly penalties against 2 time champions.
Kurtley Beale, the troubled playmaker for the Australia Rugby team has seen his contract with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) extended by a further year despite off field troubles ahead of the Rugby World Cup in the summer.
Beale will be a part of the Wallabies squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup on English soil despite being sanctioned by the ARU for a lewd text message that he had sent to a former business manager of the Wallabies and an altercation in-flight against a member if the team staff in October 2014.
The tragic news of Hughes’ demise was not only saddening for the Australian cricket team but for the entire sports sector of Down Under. Along with the Baggy Greens, the Aussie rugby too came up with their tribute to the late young cricketer earlier this month.
Australian rugby team players put out cricket bats in the memory of Hughes at Dubai Sevens & produced a stellar power play that definitely made their country, even amidst the mourning ambience for a premature death all over.
Dai Young has said that despite winning, his side’s performance was not up to the mark. Two tries were scored by tom Varndell and James Gaskell and Rob Miller each scored a point. The team won a bonus point and moved up to the fifth place. Their overall performance though was good enough to win them the match; it wasn’t an overall good performance. Young said that some parts of their game was “messy” and they appeared “shaky” at times, he admitted that they provided opportunities for their opponents to score which they utilized.
The 2015 Rugby World Cup is surely going to be one of the toughest competitions till date among the various nations of the world. This is especially clear from the fierce rivalry that the fans are getting to witness in the qualification campaign. Two new teams have emerged as major powers in the early stages which include Uruguay and Russia. Russia beat Zimbabwe in the Repechage semi final in Krasnoyarsk with a score line of 23-15. The Bears received huge support from the home crowd each time their players were in possession of the ball.
The London Irish Rugby club is getting ready for a stern test against the Harlequins at the Super Sevens Rugby championship quarter finals. The Exiles qualified for the quarter finals after winning their two group B games in Gloucester. The team put up some impressive performance in attack and defense by the young as well as the experienced players coming to the fore. Cam Cowell who will be playing as a winger expressed his confidence in the side lauding their fearless nature.