Loose Pass

This week we will mostly be concerning ourselves with the weekend's action, the ghosts of England past, old-fashioned Frenchies and a remarkable front row try. . . The takeaways from the weekend's...

England close in on Springboks

England received a further boost following their victory over Australia as that win sees them close in on South Africa in the latest IRB World Rankings. In reclaiming the Cook Cup with a 20-13 win,...

England v Australia: 5 things we learned

1. All about balance in the back row The talk of England needing a ‘genuine’ openside reached a bit of a crescendo last season, particularly following the Wales defeat, but, just as they did last...

Plan to ambush Boks

Related StoriesCardiff – The Springboks arrived in the Welsh capital on Sunday fully aware of the ambush that awaits them at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday in the form of a Wales team that approximates...

England close on top two in rankings

England close on top two in rankings

England consolidated their third place in the IRB World Rankings by beating Australia 20-13 win at Twickenham on Saturday. In reclaiming the Cook Cup, the home side boosted their rating by more than...

Boks can set the record straight

The Springboks should have arrived in Cardiff on Sunday ahead of the first and possibly toughest match of their end of year tour with a clear mission – wake the United Kingdom up to the fact that the...

Perfect Setting for New Dawn

Perfect Setting for New Dawn

David Kelly – 04 November 2013"You know it's winter," he intoned with breathless meteorological urgency, "when the autumn internationals are around the corner. "For...

'Perfect season' not a factor for All Blacks

A chance to register a first "perfect" season in the professional era is barely causing a ripple among the All Blacks as they seek more small improvements on their season-ending tour. New Zealand's...

Springboks focused on Wales Test

A cold and rainy Cardiff greeted the Springboks on Sunday upon arrival in Wales, where they will kick off their end-of-year tour at the Millennium Stadium next weekend. The Springboks will face Wales,...

Boks not looking past Wales

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers said that his team is focused solely on their match against Wales this weekend. A cold and rainy Cardiff greeted the Springboks on Sunday upon arrival in Wales, where...

Aaron Cruden's 'shame' over night out - Stuff.co.nz

Aaron Cruden's 'shame' over night out - Stuff.co.nz

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Aaron Cruden's pocket as well as his pride will take a hit in the wake of a boozy night in Auckland, while he can also expect to face a New Zealand Rugby Union misconduct hearing. The All Blacks first five-eighth has expressed his ''embarrassment'' and ...

South Africa Aims to End All Blacks' Unbeaten Rugby Run - Wall Street Journal

South Africa Aims to End All Blacks' Unbeaten Rugby Run - Wall Street Journal

Their last loss in New Zealand came exactly five years ago. The opponent was South Africa, which departed Hamilton's Waikato Stadium on Sept. 12, 2009, with a 32-29 win and the Tri-Nations title. Several players from that team are in the current squad ...

New Zealand vs. South Africa: Score and Recap from 2014 Rugby ... - Bleacher Report

New Zealand vs. South Africa: Score and Recap from 2014 Rugby ... - Bleacher Report

New Zealand claimed a 14-10 win over South Africa on Saturday to cement their place at the summit of the Rugby Championship standings, following a tight, end-to-end encounter. Steve Hansen will be grateful that the Springboks showed their share of the ...

New Zealand V South Africa: Key Battles That'll Shape Rugby Championship ... - Bleacher Report

New Zealand V South Africa: Key Battles That'll Shape Rugby Championship ... - Bleacher Report

The two frontrunners for this year's Rugby Championship title clash in Wellington on Saturday, with New Zealand or South Africa set to take a substantial advantage in the race for 2014 glory. When these two sides met in Auckland 12 months ago, the All ...

Rugby: Australia beat South Africa in late comeback - New Zealand Herald

Rugby: Australia beat South Africa in late comeback - New Zealand Herald

Australia hosts Argentina next Saturday on the Gold Coast in the next round of the Championship, while South Africa plays New Zealand in Wellington. Australia 24 (Israel Folau, Rob Horne tries; Bernard Foley conversion, 4 penalties); South Africa 23 ...

Rugby|Argentina's Rugby Team Impressive in Championship Debut - New York Times

Rugby|Argentina's Rugby Team Impressive in Championship Debut - New York Times

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Eleven months after he took charge, the Pumas are starting to mix their set-piece strengths with a more creative attack out wide, and the other teams in the Rugby Championship — South Africa, New Zealand and Australia — are starting to take note.

New Zealand versus South Africa - Sydney Morning Herald

... Blacks v South Africa Springboks. Rugby Union Match Centre. Date: September 13, 2014. (0); Read later. Twitter · submit to reddit · Email article · Print · Reprints & permissions. Up to the minute scores from Rugby Championship Test in Wellington ...

Rugby Championship 2014 Schedule: No Games This Weekend; All Blacks ... - The Epoch Times

New Zealand's Ben Smith runs from the grip of South Africa's Tendai Mtawarira in the Investec International rugby at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand, Saturday, September 13, 2014. (AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford) ...

America's biggest rugby match ever - ESPN

America's biggest rugby match ever - ESPN

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1, it won't be the Seahawks -- it'll be the world's top-ranked rugby squad, New Zealand, facing the 18th-ranked Americans in what USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville calls the "biggest game in U.S. rugby history." With some 55,000 tickets sold so far, it's ...

South Africa's Louw out of Rugby Championship - New Zealand Herald

South Africa's Louw out of Rugby Championship - New Zealand Herald

South Africa also lost scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar for up to six weeks to a right knee ligament injury. Both were injured in the 14-10 loss to New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday. Defending champion New Zealand leads the Rugby Championship with 16 points.

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