The southern hemisphere: COVID’s impact on rugby union

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The world is going through a tough time right now, which includes the rugby union community. However, it is not just a human toll, but an economic toll. This includes southern hemisphere countries with both Super Rugby and PRO14 teams. COVID’s impact on the southern hemisphere Africa South Africa According to RugbyPass, South Africa Rugby […] READ MORE


Australia Premiership Rugby XV: The forwards

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In the third of our series looking at the best overseas players to have appeared in England, James Barker compiles the Australia Premiership Rugby XV. This team, starting with the forward pack, features the Wallabies who’ve made the biggest impact in England. Australia Premiership Rugby XV: the forwards Julian Salvi – Bath, Leicester Tigers, Exeter […] READ MORE



Rugby Championship 2019 Match Schedule released

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In news this week, the Rugby Championship 2019 Match Schedule has been released. SANZAAR confirmed that an abbreviated six-match series will see reduced fixtures; during this Rugby World Cup year. From the media release, it is reported that ‘The Rugby Championship is shortened to a three-round, six-match tournament from the traditional six-round, 12-match tournament with each […] READ MORE


”I haven’t beaten them enough” says Jones

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Ahead of Wales’ clash with Australia at the Principality Stadium Alun Wyn Jones spoke at the captain’s run saying ”I haven’t beaten them enough” as he looks forward to the match. Looking at squad depth and his last victory over the Wallabies Jones gave a good view of how Wales have prepared. Optimistic camp despite […] READ MORE


Wales squad announcement with surprise inclusions

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Warren Gatland has named his matchday 23 to face Australia this Saturday, Robert Rees has the latest from the Wales squad announcement and takes a look at how they’ll go out to play against the Wallabies. Wales squad announcement   TEAM NEWS ??????? Josh Adams, Adam Beard and Tomas Francis are the new names in […] READ MORE


Will Wales Finally Beat Australia? A History of the Rivalry

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Since the first Rugby World Cup in 1987, Wales have played Australia 28 times and won twice. The last time was 10 years ago, in Autumn 2008. Since then, it’s been 13 consecutive defeats. Such a one-sided relationship can’t really be described as a rivalry. For Welsh fans, the Australian team is their nemesis. No […] READ MORE


Wales gameplan must strengthen ahead of Australia

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Wales’ comfortable win over Scotland was a solid platform for them to win their first opening autumn test for 16 years, but if they are to back it up against Australia the Wales gameplan must strengthen, writes Robert Rees. Scotland victory a good working platform A good win over the Scots is merely a confidence […] READ MORE