Rugby Championship

10 Things We Learnt From Round 1 Of The Rugby Championship

The Rugby Championship Round 1 saw two entertaining matches between the Southern Hemisphere’s best teams.  Here are ten things we learnt from the weekend; 1)  Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer promised a fitter Springboks team, but they fell apart in the final 20 minutes against the Wallabies, losing by 24-20 and seemingly unable to get either territory or possession in the final …

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Should We Care Who Wins The Rugby Championship in Rugby World Cup Year?

I started researching for this article thinking that the condensed Rugby Championship in 2015 is nothing more than going through the motions of training runs before the Rugby World Cup, to give teams the final opportunity to put the finishing touches on their squad before England 2015.  The draw is lopsided with each team playing each other once and because there are four …

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Who Would Make A Combined Rugby Championship XV?

We select a XV based on the best players from South African, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina who will be playing in the 2015 Rugby Championship… 15.Israel Folau When at his absolute best, nobody is close to Folau, however he did have a disappointing end to the season. His ability to make something from nothing makes him the stand-out option …

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41 Man All Blacks Squad Named With Some Interesting New Caps

The All Blacks squad for the Samoa Test, Investec Rugby Championship and extra Bledisloe Cup Test has been announced today by All Blacks selectors Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox, with the selectors unveiling an exciting mix of experienced players and new, young talent. The key feature of the 41-man strong squad is the selection of five new All …

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The Rugby Championship XV – Do The Stats Lie?

The Rugby Championship 2014 is over and here is a team of The Rugby Championship based on statistics from www.testrugby.com This team is selected based on numbers worn by players during the tournament in at least one game and the average number of fantasy points per game of each player. There were some close calls with three standout locks, while …

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Argentinian Tenor Butchers Australian Anthem

During the Rugby Championship match between hosts Argentina and Australia’s Wallabies, the Argentinian anthem singer Marcelo Zelada forgot the words to ‘Advance Australia Fair.’  Fair play to him as he soldiered on and in true operatic style, made something up and finished with a bang! [adsenseyu2] [adsenseyu1]

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