Rugby Championship

Springboks Can Become World Number 1 This Weekend

The Springboks can become the world’s number 1 team this weekend if they can topple the All Blacks by 15 points or more in their Rugby Championship clash. Seems completely bizarre to me but this is the weird and wonderful way in which the IRB ranking work. Anyway here is the Springboks team and info for this weekends clash, let’s …

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The Rugby Championship 2014 Round 3 Preview

The Rugby Championship 2014 is back after a week off.  There have been three close games and one blowout with the All Blacks thrashing the Wallabies in Round 2.  It will be interesting to see what impact the week off has on the teams involved and how teams will go against different opponents.  The different teams bring various strengths to the …

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Argentina Side Named for Rugby Championship Test

The Argentina side for their test against the All Blacks has been announced. Do you think Los Pumas can cause a huge upset? [adsenseyu2] 1- Marcos Ayerza (50 partidos – 5 puntos) 2- Agustín Creevy (capitán) (30 partidos) 3- Ramiro Herrera (4 partidos) 4- Mariano Galarza (20 partidos) 5- Tomás Lavanini (11 partidos – 5 puntos) 6- Juan Martín Fernández …

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Barrett Named at 10 as All Blacks Squad Announced

The All Blacks team to play Argentina in the Investec Rugby Championship match in Napier this weekend has been named. The All Blacks will play Argentina for the first time this year at McLean Park on Saturday 6 September (kick-off: 7.35PM NZT live on SKY TV). [adsenseyu2] The team is (with Test caps in brackets): Starting XV 1. Wyatt Crockett …

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Springbok Squad Announced – Habana to Become Centurion

Bryan Habana will on Saturday become the fourth Springbok and 33rd player overall to play in 100 Tests when South Africa take on Australia in the third round of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship at Patersons Stadium in Perth (kickoff 12h05 SA time). The 31-year-old Habana, who made his debut for South Africa against England at Twickenham on 20 November …

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Wallabies Replace Kurtley Beale at Fly Half for Springbok Test

The Qantas Wallabies have announced their side for Saturday night’s Mandela Plate and Rugby Championship clash against South Africa at Patersons Stadium. Coach Ewen McKenzie has made three personnel changes to the starting XV with a new playmaking partnership in scrumhalf Nick Phipps and flyhalf Bernard Foley, along with the promotion of hooker James Hanson. The inclusion of NSW Waratahs …

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Pat McCabe ‘Advised to Retire’

Pat McCabe has been advised to retire from rugby after suffering his third neck injury in less than two years during the Bledisloe Cup Test at Eden Park on Saturday. McCabe was taken from the field during the second half in Auckland, shortly after suffering a knock to his head, and sources have told ESPN that the hard-running utility back was …

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The Rugby Championship Round 2 Review – Can Anyone Beat the All Blacks?

Conditions improved The Rugby Championship and the Round 2 returned to normality with wins for the best two teams in the world, the All Blacks and Springboks over the Wallabies and Pumas respectively. The All Blacks thrashed the Wallabies 51-20 after coming under criticism following their previous performance.  The Springboks much like Round 1 secured a scratchy win against the …

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