Rugby

South Africa’s Junior Boks Are Getting Worse

The Junior Springboks have been on a downward spiral in the last few years, having last won the World Rugby U20 Champions title six years ago. This has been part of a six year trend that shows the Boks have been losing more games successively than ever before. Their recent ….

Rugby Centre Jared Payne Forced Into Retirement

Jared Payne, a New Zealand-born Irish rugby player has recently announced his retirement as a professional player due to a concussion he sustained while on the Lions Tour to New Zealand. Payne, 32, will be taking up the role as a defence coach instead, working for Ulster, a province situated ….

Players Back Plans For Pacific Super Rugby

The New Zealand government not long ago proposed the idea to form a new Super Rugby team – one that would be based in the pacific – as a way to try and lessen the fast rate that Chinese sport has been growing in the region. Recently, a number of ….

Lions Investigating Racism Claims

The Golden Lions Rugby Union has recently announced that they are fully aware of an alleged account of racism that took place during a match between the under-21s of Roodepoort and The Wanderers. Statements have been gathered from both clubs, as well as the referee for the match, and that ….

Giant Rugby Ball Highlights Hong Kong Sevens

With the Hong Kong Sevens kicking off on the 6th and running until the 8th of April there’s definitely a festival ambience in the city. Over the course of the event 40 teams will battle it out for the winning title, and Fiji is hoping reverently that it will be ….

Rugby Sevens Next Stop: Las Vegas

Rugby Sevens Heads For Las Vegas South Africa’s Rugby Sevens team has once again been at the receiving end of the luck of the draw as they head for the Las Vegas instalment of the Rugby Sevens competition. The Blitzboks will be competing in a very easy-looking Pool B alongside ….

World Cup Club: Melbourne 38 – 4 Leeds

World Cup Challenge: Leeds Vs Melbourne It’s not easy business learning a hard lesson. Just ask Leeds in the dire aftermath of their 38-4 World Cup Challenge defeat against Melbourne. Leeds had not gone down for  lack of trying, having managed to hold their own for the longest time before ….

Bledisloe A Priority For Castle’s Wallabies

Bledisloe A Priority For Wallabies Winning the Bledisloe Cup is a priority. These are the words of Australian-born, New Zealand-raised Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle. Castle made it very clear on Wednesday what her priorities were for the year, saying that no Wallabies season would be considered truly successful until ….

England Remains Six Nations Favourite

England Hoping For Lucky Number 3 England will be going all out to become the very first team to win Rugby Union’s Six Nations three consecutive times in a row. However, the reigning champions will have their work cut out for them as they go into the competition without a ….

Raelene Castle RA’s Newest Chief In Charge

Watershed Moment For Women In Sport Whether the sheer enormity of the task at hand has set in for Raelene Castle yet is anyone’s guess, but one thing is for certain: she appears to be completely up to it.  Rugby Australia on Tuesday officially announced Castle as its newest Chief ….