Rugby World Cup 2019: Team of the Tournament

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Following six weeks of fantastic Rugby World Cup action, Robert Rees goes ahead and picks his best XV throughout the entire competition.  Choices are based on impact made, quality of performances, points scored and influence in the team.  1. Tendai Mtawarira ‘The Beast’ lived up to his nickname throughout the Rugby World Cup, hitting hard […] 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




Cory Hill’s injury not disastrous to Wales’ second row

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Tuesday brought the news that Cory Hill’s Rugby World Cup had come to and end with an unfortunately timed injury. Robert Rees looks over Warren Gatland’s remaining lock options and ponders over what it’ll mean for Wales going forward. Hill’s Rugby World Cup over The Dragons lock has been sent home following a failure to […] READ MORE


Welsh coaches at the Rugby World Cup

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The Rugby World Cup will have an abundance of Welsh coaches at, working hard behind the scenes. Some are well known, others have a slightly more obscure role. Robert Rees takes a look at the Rugby World Cup’s Welsh coaching contingency.  Rugby World Cup’s Welsh coaching contingency Let’s start off with the obvious Welsh team […] READ MORE


Wales Rugby World Cup Squad

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Following Saturday’s defeat to Ireland Warren Gatland has named his 31-man Wales Rugby World Cup squad to head to Japan. The squad sees some shock inclusions, Robert Rees has the latest. Wales Rugby World Cup Squad Forwards Props: Nicky Smith, Rhys Carre, Dillon Lewis, Tomas Francis, Wyn Jones. Hookers: Ken Owens, Elliot Dee, Ryan Elias. Second […] READ MORE


Uruguay Rugby World Cup expectations

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Uruguay go into the Rugby World Cup in Japan as the third lowest ranked team and broadly unknown to the rugby public. Many will expect to see them on the end of heavy defeats and ugly scorelines. Although Uruguay may not make a serious impact at the World Cup they will have a lot to […] READ MORE


Rugby World Cup 2019 odds keep on changing

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International rugby results over the last few weekends have played havoc with the Rugby World Cup 2019 odds. Only a few weeks ago, the All Blacks were regarded as the obvious favourites to win the Rugby World Cup. Now, there a few doubts if that early optimism is still an accurate reflection of current form. […] 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