Rugby Championship

Wallabies Go Down to Historic Victory

Argentina (8) 21 Tries: Senatore, Imhoff Con: Sanchez Penalties: Sanchez 3 Australia (14) 17 Tries: Kuridrani, Higginbotham Cons: Foley Penalty: Foley [adsenseyu1] Argentina came from 14-0 down to defeat Australia and earn their first win since joining the Rugby Championship. The Wallabies struggled for discipline and had both Nick Phipps and captain Michael Hooper sin-binned in Mendoza. Although tries from Tevita Kuridrani and Scott Higginbotham gave them an early advantage, …

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Can Anyone Stop the All Blacks?

In the aftermath of yet another Rugby Championship win for New Zealand, the question has to be asked if there is any chance of their dominance of international rugby coming to an end at the World Cup next year. On the basis of their performance against Argentina, I think there are few who would bet against them retaining the Ellis …

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The Rugby Championship Round 5 Preview – The Penultimate Round

The Rugby Championship Round 5 is here with the top of the table All Blacks facing the bottom of the table Pumas. Argentina have never beaten New Zealand and despite some defections from the All Blacks team, they should still be too strong for the improving Pumas. The other game holds more interest for most fans with the winner of the …

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Drinking On the Job

  The numerous reports of Aaron Cruden going out on the piss and missing the All Blacks flight to Argentina have filled column inches all over the rugby world and beyond – although I have absolutely no idea why it made the press in Pakistan. Some reports in New Zealand actually criticised the extent of the coverage in Australia and …

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Toulon Owner Makes Outrageous Demands!

Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal has reacted badly to his sides recent form making an outrageous demand in a bid to get his team back on track. Boudjellal has begun a battle of club versus country after demanding that his players currently out on international duties return to France immediately to make themselves available for Toulon’s next Top 14 game. [adsenseyu2] …

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The Rugby Championship Round 4 Review – Is Night Rugby Ruining The Game?

The Rugby Championship Round 4 gave us two more exciting matches with the All Blacks and Wallabies both claiming victories at home.  The Rugby Championship is a great competition when you consider that with the exception of the All Blacks thrashing Argentina and the Wallabies at home, all of the other matches have been close contests which is a testament …

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Ma’a Nonu Deserves Huge Respect for This Gesture!

Ma’a Nonu didn’t win the respect and admiration of his South African opposite Jean de Villiers with a big tackle or a crunching run. The All Blacks second five-eighth saved his classiest moment for the quiet of the changing room where doctors surveyed his broken forearm at halftime during Saturday’s Rugby Championship match at Westpac Stadium. [adsenseyu2] Nonu’s test, and …

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All Blacks Make Three Changes for Springboks Clash

The All Blacks team to play South Africa in the highly-anticipated Investec Rugby Championship match in Wellington has been named. New Zealand will play South Africa for the first time this year at Westpac Stadium on Saturday 13 September (kick-off: 7.35PM NZT live on SKY TV). The team is (with Test caps in brackets): Starting XV:1. Wyatt Crockett (30) 2. …

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