Autumn International’s dates set, including Nations Cup & Women’s Tests

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As the year passes the change in seasons, gladly for rugby fans, it means Autumn International’s dates have been set, including Nations Cup and Women’s Test matches. Knowing this, it brings the theatre of International rugby a step closer. All the while, Guinness PRO14 and the Premiership point towards their playoffs and grand final. All […] READ MORE


The Home Nations: An Autumn Internationals Review

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It has been a big Autumn for the Home Nations. This year’s Autumn Internationals have challenged the established dominance of the Southern Hemisphere sides. In matches between the Home Nations and the Rugby Championship sides the Home Nations have won seven and lost just two. Granted they were at home for all of these but […] READ MORE


Wales achieve autumn ‘Grand Slam’ following South Africa victory

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Tries from Tomas Francis and Liam Williams saw Wales grind home a fifth win over the Springboks in six games. The win ensured Wales secured an unbeaten autumn campaign following on from victories against Scotland, Australia and Tonga in their first three games. Wales burst out the blocks The opening twenty minutes or so belonged […] READ MORE


Springboks defeat Scotland at Murrayfield: Key Thoughts

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On Saturday, an expectant Scottish crowd saw the Springboks defeat Scotland at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. Their expectations were not unreasonable. Before Saturday’s encounter, Scotland had lost at home only once. That was against the All Blacks in 2017. In this time, they have racked up home wins against England, Ireland, Wales, France and Australia. Springboks […] READ MORE


England’s back-row woes: Sam Underhill could be the solution, just not at 7

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Sam Underhill put in a brilliant performance in England’s narrow loss to New Zealand at Twickenham. His disallowed try caught the eye but it was the rest of his game that suggested he has a bright future in an England jersey. He made the joint-most metres of any England player with the ball (66m) as […] READ MORE


World Rugby Refereeing needs more Continuity and Consistency

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It seems that every week we are talking more and more about refereeing decisions. More and more games appear to hang on a blow of the referees’ whistle.  Be this a sending or a penalty awarded in the dying moments of a game, the talking points after a weekend’s rugby are now more than ever […] 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


England defeat Springboks: the Brutal Truth

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England defeat Springboks at Twickenham and social media has been set alight by “that” tackle. Was it the defining moment of the game? The game ended in massive controversy. A hit by England co-captain on Springbok replacement center Andre Esterhuizen delayed the final whistle as the TMO drew referee Angus Gardner’s attention to possible foul […] READ MORE


England defeat South Africa in tight Twickenham encounter

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A tight match at Twickenham in London saw England defeat South Africa by 12 points to 11. Springbok wing Sbu Nkosi scored the only try in a match, which was decided by Owen Farrell and Elliot Daly’s kicking. England 12 – Penalties: Farrell (3), Daly (1) South Africa 11- Try: Nkosi, Penalties: Pollard (2) Counting the […] READ MORE


Two debutants in Wales squad announcement ahead of autumn internationals

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Warren Gatland has named his squad ahead of the upcoming Autumn Internationals against Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa. Robert Rees has the latest news following the Wales squad announcement.    REVEALED ??????? The Wales squad for the 2018 Under Armour Series, featuring uncapped duo Luke Morgan and Jonah Holmes. ? Wyth Llew yn dychwelyd […] READ MORE