Tuesday Morning Round Up

Tuesday Morning Round Up

Championship Stat Leaders

After 6 rounds of action in the GK IPA Championship, we take a look at the Stat leaders in the competition.

Top Try Scorers

1. Robin Wedlake-Millecham (Cornish Pirates) - 8 tries

2. Ryan Hutler (Bedford Blues) - 5 tries

= James Cordy-Redden (Ealing Trailfinders) - 5 tries

Seven players have scored 4 tries. More stats

Goosen sidelined for at least 2 months

Montpellier utility back Johan Goosen is set to spend the next two months on the sidelines after suffering an injury against Toulon this past weekend.

Initial reports suggested that the Springbok could miss the remainder of the season but scans have revealed that Goosen has just suffered a bad sprain and not a break. Full story

Jake Polledri | The Italian job

Gloucester back-row forward Jake Polledri talks about his decision to play international rugby for the Azzurri, his Italian roots and what the expectations are for his country looking forward to Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan next year.

Gibson-Park in doubt for Leinster

Leinster could be without the services of their in-form scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park for their clash with Wasps in the Champions Cup this weekend.

The New Zealander rolled his ankle against Munster this past weekend and will need to be further assessed during the week. Full story

The Rugby Championship Team of the Competition 2018

With the dust settling on a thrilling final round of the Rugby Championship that saw two massive come from behind victories from the All Blacks and Wallabies we pick our team of the competition. Full article

Mathewson in doubt for Exeter Chiefs clash

Munster's depth at scrumhalf could be further tested in the opening round of the Champions Cup after they were hit with a fresh injury scare. 


Head coach Johann van Graan admitted his concern that recent arrival Alby Mathewson could be ruled out of the game. Full story



Manu Samoa names team for Northern Hemisphere tour


Manu Samoa's squad for the forthcoming Northern Hemisphere Tour in November this year has been named.

Head coach Steve Jackson has retained most of the old heads in the team with a number of new young blood. Eleven players in the squad play their rugby in NZ with twenty of them playing in Europe.

The team has three new recruits in the likes of North Harbour hooker Raymond Niuia, lock Benjamin Nee-Nee and Hawkes Bay midfielder Stacey Ili. Full squad


Top 5 tries out of the Mitre 10 Cup from the weekend



WATCH: Julian Savea's cheeky offload sets up Toulon try



Watch: Stuart Olding Red Card for Horror Tackle



Stuart Olding lasted just 12 minutes into his game against Soyaux-Angoulême yesterday after this horror tackle on Guillaume Laforgue.

The match had a further 2 yellow cards and 2 more red cards. Brive eventually ran out 31-18 winners

Michael Cheika prepares to face Rugby Australia board

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle says the Wallabies' performances have not been up to scratch in 2018 but will wait for the coach, Michael Cheika, to present to the board before deciding what, if any, changes are required.

Castle stopped short of guaranteeing Cheika will be the man to take the Wallabies to the World Cup but she indicated his job was not under threat. Full story

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