Twickenham to host Argentina v Australia

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.

The match, which goes as a home match for Argentina, would finish this year’s contest that started on 20th August and also lists venues like Buenos Aires, Brisbane, Sydney and Wellington.

It suggested that Australia and Argentina will go back to Twickenham around a year after they confronted each other on the same place in a World Cup semi-final game that Wallabies won 29-15.

Andy Marinos, the chief executive of Sanzaar, told that while they see the exciting and daring brand of rugby played by southern hemisphere teams on a daily basis, previous year’s Rugby World Cup truly and well revealed that skill and flair to the rest of the world.

He added that they are happy to declare that two of their national squads Australia and Argentina would be coming back to the United Kingdom some twelve months later to contend what would be a historic chapter of the Rugby Championship – with fans able to buy tickets through this website.

Ian Ritchie, the chief executive of Rugby Football Union, told that they are happy to have the Rugby Championship coming to Twickenham Stadium this October, the first time that one of its matches has been played in England.

After welcoming so many teams and fans here during the 2015 Rugby World Cup, it would be great to be able to open their doors again.

Welsh and Pro12 teams in Super Rugby

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.

He fears that the Pro12 that features the Ospreys as well as other teams from Scotland, Italy, Wales and Ireland,, is in danger of leaving behind other Euro contests – England’s Aviva Premiership as well as France’s Top Fourteen as their considerably stronger financial sinew – and later on further the gap between the northern as well as southern hemisphere.

Hore, who has earlier worked for the New Zealand and Welsh rugby unions in high performance roles, thinks that a radical shake up is needed for Pro12 to survive, along with something which is uniquely different to the contests in France and England – and something that could increase Pro 12’s TV appeal.

Speaking to Sunday Times, Hore told that he could not see any deal being overtly great unless they are prepared to change their structure to give television something. The important thing is, what is it their supporters and television companies want that would make a different and valuable proposition, uniquely different from the Premiership and Top 14. They have to bring in a new product around them instead of stagnating and staying with tradition.