Fiji Rugby’s victory over France a triumph on which they must build on

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Fiji’s shock win over France was a triumph not only for Fiji but, for rugby as a whole. The Flying Fijians earned a first-ever victory over France at the Stade de France on Saturday night. Tries from Semi Radradra and Josua Tuisova secured Fiji Rugby a historic 14-21 victory. Won, despite French captain Guilhem Guirado going over for […] READ MORE


Scotland v Argentina; Battle of the…could be Champions

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Situated not quite out in front, but nestled somewhere in the mid-range are two sides who have yet to effectively ‘stamp their mark’ on this November test window. So during the Scotland v Argentina fixture on Saturday, eyes will be on the pair – a couple who could be Champions but, that is entirely up to […] READ MORE


Peter O’Mahony MVP in Irish Rugby win over New Zealand

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In an MVP performance, Irish flanker Peter O’Mahony was instrumental in a historic Irish Rugby win over New Zealand on home soil. On home soil too, as this was the first victory in Dublin in over 100 years of trying. This comes after their meritorious 2016 victory away from home in Chicago. But to win […] READ MORE


Rugby’s Best of the Best to be determined #IREvNZL

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Some have been awaiting several key fixtures in 2018. Rugby matches that have more riding on them, then simply a one-off reward to the bottom line. Matches that give an indication of who is the ‘best of the best’. And this weekend, they receive that in #IREvNZL When Ireland play New Zealand at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, […] READ MORE


Black Ferns find healthy challenge from France Women’s XV

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In reviewing the World Champion Black Ferns rugby teams’ last match scorelines, you would find a ‘high range’. Scores of 40 or more are common, so when the France Women’s XV held them to a 0-14 score in Toulon, some fans wondered what had occurred? In reality, it is simply called competition. France are in fact […] READ MORE


Flying Fijians to face Scotland in Murrayfield rematch

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Fiji Airways ‘Flying Fijians’ head coach John McKee has named a fiery side to take on Scotland, at their home ground of Murrayfield, Edinburgh, this weekend. It’s a team full of experience, added with plenty of flair and the natural, unorthodox playing style of the Fijians. With the Gregor Townsend coached home side still reeling from their close […] READ MORE


From a famine, to a rugby-feast! #ENGvNZL

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As rugby fans go from a famine, to a rugby feast – in regards to an important International rugby fixture – the upcoming England v New Zealand test has been intensely anticipated. So by the time of kickoff, the #ENGvNZL hashtag will be trending in both hemispheres. And with the first world ability of rugby […] READ MORE


All Blacks in waiting or….just Wanting

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Let it be written; any game where a player is selected to represent the All Blacks is an honour. That is sacrosanct and has been ever since the 1905 Originals toured Europe and North America. So with the Japan v New Zealand match tonight, the modern rugby question is, are they ‘All Blacks in waiting or….just […] READ MORE


Neck fracture a huge blow for Sam Cane

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Of all the players and management, caught up in the elation of the last-gasp win for the All Blacks over the Springboks, Sam Cane was not one of them. Removed from the International match early, he would later find out that he had fractured a bone in his neck – thus ending his season early. […] READ MORE


Forgotten men of England Rugby still in selection frame

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In August, England Rugby coach Eddie Jones made the bold prediction that he has in mind most of his squad to go to Japan next year. The reality must be that there are at least eight spots which are very much up for grabs, for the ‘forgotten men’ of the English rugby squad, to fight […] READ MORE