RWC Farewell Test: Springboks defeat Los Pumas

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The Rugby World Cup Farewell Test saw a weakened Springboks defeat Los Pumas at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria by 24 points to 18. South Africa 24 Argentina 18 Scorers South Africa: Tries: Nkosi (2) Conversions: Jantjies (2) Penalties: Jantjies (4) Argentina: Tries: Petti, Matera Conversions: Bonilla Penalties: Bonilla (2) The Springboks fielded mostly a sub-strength […] READ MORE


Los Pumas ready to upset Wallabies home Test

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With each team suffering losses in Rond One of The Rugby Championship, returning to your home base must be positive. Yet, the possibility that Los Pumas are ready to upset the Wallabies home Test, may add more shade to Australian rugby. Only a possibility, since the South American team themselves suffered a closely-fought loss to the […] READ MORE




Post-2018 Rugby Championship; What was Learned?

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After the dust has settled, any post-Rugby Championship analysis can begin. This will have been at the boardroom level, in the team sheds after the final matches, and in the sports club and bars of rugby fans across all countries. Digesting the outcome can be simplified; New Zealand were only beaten once. Few teams could […] READ MORE





The Rugby Championship 2018 schedule released

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The 12-match schedule for The Rugby Championship 2018, including match venues and kick-off times, has been officially released. It see’s the familiar foes within the SANZAAR partnership, all challenge for superiority of the Southern Hemisphere. Reigning champions New Zealand, Argentina (see main picture), South Africa and Australia will participate in a full schedule of home […] READ MORE


Argentina must pick Europe-based players to have more success

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The picking of overseas-based players is one of the more oft-discussed topics in rugby. From the Steffon Armitage ‘exceptional circumstances’ saga in England to the Welsh leaving Rhys Webb in the cold, it is rare rugby survives even a month without at least one nation’s rules examined and alternatives suggested by the media. Australia amended […] READ MORE