Four-try Rebels too good for Sunwolves

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 [...]

March 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Highlanders deny Waratahs in Sydney

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 [...]

March 18th, 2016|2 Comments

Preview: Lions v Cheetahs

The Lions host the Cheetahs in Johannesburg on Saturday in one of two South African Super Rugby derbies. The Lions have won eight of their 12 matches against the Cheetahs in Super Rugby since the 2007 season with an average score of 28-25. The Lions have won their last four matches against the Cheetahs and will [...]

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

World Rugby to investigate Marler case

More information has been sought by the governing body from the tournament organiser of Six Nations. World Rugby has noted the outcome of Six Nations Rugby’s investigation into comments made by England’s Joe Marler towards Wales’ Samson Lee during the Six Nations match at Twickenham on March 12. World Rugby Law 10.4(m) and Regulations 17 [...]

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Hurricanes put Force to the sword

The Hurricanes continued with their fine recent form when they claimed a deserved 41-6 victory over the Western Force in Palmerston North on Friday. Although the scoreline suggests otherwise, the Hurricanes didn't always have things going their way especially in the first half and they held a slender 10-3 lead at the interval. The home [...]

March 18th, 2016|1 Comment

Hurricanes beat Blues for first win

The Hurricanes got their campaign back on track when they secured a hard-fought 23-19 victory over the Blues in Auckland on Friday. The visitors must be commended for their heroic defesive effort late in the second half when the Blues were camped inside their 22 for long periods in a bid to secure victory. The [...]

March 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Preview: Stormers v Sharks

Two of the four unbeaten sides left in Super Rugby face off at Newlands on Saturday as the Stormers and Sharks battle for top spot in the South African conference. It's possible that this could be a clash of the only remaining unbeaten teams as the game in Cape Town will close Round 3, which [...]

March 11th, 2016|2 Comments

Preview: Sunwolves v Cheetahs

There is always a happy ending when two winless teams meet in Super Rugby, as is the case on Saturday when the Sunwolves host the Cheetahs. The firsts don’t end there, as it will also be the first ever Super Rugby match played in Singapore under the closed roof of the National Stadium, arguably one [...]

March 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Jones declares ‘Wales scrummage illegally’

England head coach Eddie Jones hasn't minced his words when assessing the legality of the Welsh set-piece ahead of their meeting on Saturday. Following question marks from within the Wales camp over the scrummaging of Joe Marler - who was scrutinised for not driving straight during the two sides' World Cup group game - Jones [...]

March 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Preview: Blues v Hurricanes

There should be plenty of thrilling action when the Blues and the Hurricanes go head-to-head in their New Zealand derby in Auckland on Friday. Although the tournament is still in it's early stages, both these sides can ill afford any below par performaces after suffering defeats last weekend. The Blues kicked off their campaign in [...]

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments
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