Best aims for history in South Africa

March 21st, 2016|

Ireland captain Rory Best was coy on whether he would lead his country on their tour to South Africa later this year. Best was appointed by Joe Schmidt at the start of the Six Nations to lead Ireland, but could face competition for the captaincy from Iain Henderson and Peter O'Mahony, with both set to [...]

Slam-winning Jones turns focus to All Blacks

March 21st, 2016|

England head coach Eddie Jones has turned his attention to the All Blacks after clinching the Grand Slam in Paris. Jones put an end to a 13-year wait for the biggest prize in the Six Nations after taking over from Stuart Lancaster following England's Rugby World Cup exit last year. Now his new objective is [...]

Chiefs edge thriller in Buenos Aires

March 21st, 2016|

The Chiefs came out on top of an incredible contest which saw the lead swing right until the end as they defeated the Jaguares 30-26. Matias Moroni's spectacular try in the final five minutes looked to have clinched a superb opening win for the Jaguares on home soil in Super Rugby. But the Chiefs had [...]

Grand Slam glory for England

March 21st, 2016|

England ended a 13-year wait for a Grand Slam by coming out on top of their battle with France in Paris, winning 31-21. Outscoring their hosts by three tries to none, England held their nerve when it has let them down so often in the past. The best side in this year's Six Nations now [...]

Brumbies suffer first loss at Newlands

March 21st, 2016|

The Stormers produced their best performance of the season to beat the Brumbies 31-11 in an intriguing Super Rugby clash in Cape Town on Saturday. The Stormers led from start to finish, outscoring the Australasian Group leaders three tries to one, thanks to a late surge against a Brumbies side that played the last 15 [...]

Ireland end Six Nations on a high

March 21st, 2016|

Ireland ended the 2016 Six Nations with a second win after overcoming Scotland in Dublin with a 35-25 victory. Four tries from last year's champions built upon 15 points from the boot of Jonathan Sexton as Ireland ensured a tough tournament would end on a high. A battle for mid-table dominance had an extra edge [...]

Nine-try Wales dispatch Italy

March 21st, 2016|

Wales made sure of second place in the Six Nations with a high-scoring demolition of Italy, winning 67-14 in Cardiff. Still dissecting their oddly subdued first 50 minutes at Twickenham and trying to put a week spilling over with off-field distractions behind them, Wales started fast and never looked back in an open game where [...]

Gibson bemoans ‘Tahs’ poor start

March 21st, 2016|

Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson feels his side should not be satisfied with their gallant fightback in Friday's 30-26 loss to the Highlanders in Sydney. While he acknowledged his players' effort to come back from 30 points down to lose by just four in the final minutes, Gibson gave a frank assessment on his side’s [...]

Late penalty saves draw for Blues

March 21st, 2016|

A late penalty from Ihaia West secured a 25-25 draw for the Blues against the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday. The result denies the Reds their first triumph of the season - after they lost their first three matches - while the Blues are still winless after their victory over the Highlanders in Round One. [...]

Rampant Crusaders thrash Kings

March 21st, 2016|

The Crusaders made light work of the Kings in their Super Rugby clash, claiming a 57-24 bonus-point win in Christchurch on Saturday. As expected, the Crusaders dominated for large periods and they outscored the Kings eight tries to three with Richie Mo'unga leading the way with a 16-point haul via a try, four conversions and [...]

Four-try Rebels too good for Sunwolves

March 21st, 2016|

The Rebels claimed their third victory of this year’s Super Rugby tournament as they saw off the Sunwolves 35-9 in Tokyo on Saturday. The visitors were full value for their win, dominating for large periods, and they outscored their hosts four tries to none. The victory moves the Rebels provisionally into joint top spot on [...]

Highlanders deny Waratahs in Sydney

March 18th, 2016|

Two tries from flanker Elliot Dixon saw the Highlanders hold on to secure a 26-30 victory over the Waratahs in Sydney on Friday. A true game of two halves, the number of handling errors and mistakes from the Waratahs was proven to be costly as they failed to convert possession and territory into points early [...]

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