Weekend Round Up

Weekend Round Up

WATCH: Bundee Aki's match-winning try v Ulster


Bundee Aki scored this late try in Connacht's historic win over Ulster - their first win in Belfast in 58 years.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it is Joe Marchant



Joe Marchant scores an incredible try off a missed Marcus Smith penalty shot at goal.

Six Ireland fringe players who stepped up at the weekend


Ireland's fringe players had the perfect opportunity at the weekend to put their hand up for a place in Joe Schmidt's squad for the November Tests against Italy, Argentina, New Zealand and USA. 

We take a look at some of the players who put their hand up against their fellow countrymen at the weekend. Full article

James Lowe's double guides Leinster to victory

Leinster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors -  Champions Cup

A fantastic clash between two of Irish Rugby's heavyweights comes to an end with Leinster taking home a well-earned victory over their rivals.

We look at the Top Performers from the clash. Full article

Danny Cipriani returns to haunt Wasps

Danny Cipriani continued his fine form against his former side this weekend in the Gallagher Premiership in a performance that should surely add fuel to the fact that he deserves to be included in the England squad.

Unfortunately for Cipriani, he was not fortunate enough to produce this performance against former All Black Lima Sopoaga who missed the clash through injury. Read more

Player Ratings: Springboks v All Blacks

South Africa and New Zealand played out yet another titanic tussle between the sides with the All Blacks emerging victors 32-30 with a brilliant late come back.
 
Some outstanding performances from both teams, here are the player ratings.
 
 
 
 
 
TRY OF THE WEEK: 2018 Rugby Championship Round 6
 
 
 
 
 
Last time the All Blacks met the Springboks Ardie Savea scored a try in the final 10 minutes to pull them within a kick. This week he burrowed across the line in the final minute to help the All Blacks to a brilliant come-from-behind win in Pretoria.
 
 
 
 
Filling Sam Cane's void in the All Black XV
 
 
 
 

The All Blacks win over of the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld this weekend came after major cost for Steve Hansen's men as his star openside flanker succumbed to a neck injury that could see him miss the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Cane's injury is a huge blow to the All Blacks as he has been the incumbent in the All Black jersey since Richie McCaw retired in 2015 and has been a large part of the leadership group since.

We take a look at some of the potential options at Hansen's disposal.

WATCH: Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Kieran Read after the win over the Springboks

WATCH: Rassie Erasmus and Siya Kolisi speak to the media after heartbreaking loss to the All Blacks

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