All Blacks vs Springboks: Two centenaries to celebrate

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Any All Blacks vs Springboks Test match is an important match-up. 2021 presents us with two centenaries to celebrate in the rivalry between the two giants of Southern Hemisphere and world rugby. The first centenary reaches back into the history of rugby between the two countries and their first meeting. The second one is a […] READ MORE


When the All Blacks held a sense of Invincibility

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Long before the Coronavirus outbreak, long before the last Rugby World Cup, in fact, there was a time of infallibility. When a team like the All Blacks invincibility. Not as much unbeatable [yet], a side that had one of the highest ever winning percentages. Both figuratively and, in actuality. In the years after the 2011 […] 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




Fiji Rugby Championship entry: Is the time right?

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Fiji’s performance in the Rugby World Cup and in the warm up games have led to calls for Fiji and Japan to be incorporated into a tier one competition.  In the case of Japan, it could be argued their performances in the pool stages have warranted a consideration of being included in the Rugby Championship. […] 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