NRC RD #1

The National Rugby Championship, NRC, started this weekend in Nausori with Fiji Drua hosting Melbourne Rising. In what promised to be an entertaining match it took 28 minutes for the first try to be posted when Tom English went over for Rising and only a minute later for the flying Fijians to respond. Highlights on YouTube…

World Cup 2015 Final Wrap

The script could not have been written better, after 6 weeks of international rugby the best two teams in the world meet in the final, Australia and New Zealand. It is not always the case in World Cups, but in 2015 that is the case. The final lived up to expectation in front of a…

Rugby World Cup 2015 Final Preview

Six weeks of intense international rugby competition concludes this Saturday (early Sunday morning in Australia and New Zealand) with two remaining teams to meet up in the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham. As Antipodeans, it is a classic match up between the two Southern Hemisphere heavyweights,  Australia and New Zealand, much anticipated since the Inception…

Fixing the Problem

After the humiliating defeat by the Crusaders in Canterbury the QRU has decided to bite the bullet and bring back the “grandfather” of Queensland rugby, John “Knuckles” Connolly, as hinted at by Tim Horan on The Rugby Club last month. Also, Wayne Smith in his column said that Richard Graham position was now “untenable”. As…

Where to from here?

The Reds suffered another humiliating defeat last weekend, going down 43-22 against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria to find themselves on the bottom of the Super 15 table. Another loss next week against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein will see them at 1 win & 9 losses. Despite players being out injured or on…