First time ever; Six Nations and Tri Nations being played simultaneously

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The Six Nations and the Tri Nations are being played simultaneously for the first time ever, due to the adaptation to scheduling which rugby has made for Covid-19. Less a coincidence than a rare event that is unlikely to reoccur. With the 2021 Six Nations scheduled for its more regular window of February and March […] READ MORE


Springboks Rugby Championship withdrawal was inevitable

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The rumours of the possible  Springboks Rugby Championship exit has had rugby supporters around the world watching with keen interest to see what would eventually transpire. Would they or wouldn’t they? Springboks Rugby Championship withdrawal Back in August, Ryan Jordan was sceptical that the Springboks Rugby Championship defence would happen. Some of the circumstances have […] READ MORE


Rugby Championship 2020 in New Zealand not a done deal

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The Rugby Championship 2020 is set to go ahead in New Zealand at the back end of the year, between 7 November and 12 December, in an attempt to catch up on a tournament that could not take place during its normal time-slot due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand’s appeal New Zealand has successfully […] READ MORE


New Zealand ‘safe haven’ may host 2020 Rugby Championship series

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With success on home soil over a feared Coronavirus pandemic, SANZAAR will plan to look on New Zealand as a ‘safe haven’ from where to schedule and play the 2020 Rugby Championship. In a media statement that retained the place of SANZAAR in a bereft International rugby market, it stated that ‘Having successfully restarted Super […] READ MORE


Second win for England Rugby ahead of key Argentina clash

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England will be satisfied with a powerful 45-7 win over the US Eagles, in Round two of RWC fixtures. Ten points from two pool games and ten points conceded are hard to argue against. Now the England Rugby team can look ahead to their key clash against Argentina. Many talking points have been raised, with […] READ MORE


Camille Lopez raises France RWC knockout qualification hopes

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It is a well worn cliché that France are unpredictable, sometimes uninterested and able to interchange between magical and dreadful with alarming ease. But they proved it in the 2019 Six Nations and they proved it again in their opening World Cup match against Argentina. It took a drop goal from replacement Camille Lopez to […] READ MORE


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


Rugby Championship 2019 Game Drawn: All Blacks vs Springboks

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A tense Rugby Championship 2019 game in Wellington New Zealand produced a draw between the All Blacks and Springboks. The quality was a little questionable, but the intensity was incredible. New Zealand 16 South Africa 16 Scores: New Zealand – Try: Jack Goodhue Conversion: Beauden Barrett Penalties: Barrett and Richie Mo’unga 2. South Africa – Try: Herschel Jantjies; Conversion: Handre Pollard; Penalties: Pollard 3 […] 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


Jaguares Super Rugby success no accident

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Jaguares Super Rugby success in 2019 was no accident, but rather the result of years of planning. They were given opportunities and they used all of them. This could prove to be an advantage to their national team, Los Pumas, in the upcoming Rugby World Cup. The Jaguares were certainly not embarrassed in the Super […] READ MORE