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Rugby Championship : Round 3 Preview

Posted by Colm on September 4, 2013

Down the Laighin may have a Leinster and IRFU focus but as Rugby fans we keep a keen eye on rugby from around the world. Here, we continue our look at the Southern Hemisphere’s international showpiece, The Rugby Championship.

After a week break, The Rugby Championship will return this weekend with the third round of fixtures. Round one and two have realistically narrowed down the likely winners to two teams, with New Zealand and South Africa still holding a 100 percent record in this years competition.

New Zealand -v- Argentina

Saturday 7th September : Waikato Stadium, New Zealand, Kick Off : 8.35am

New Zealand, impressive as always will look to keep their run to consecutive Rugby Championships on track by disposing of this weeks visitors. The All Blacks Read more

Rugby Championship ; Round 2 Review

Posted by Colm on August 26, 2013

Round two of this years Rugby Championship saw last weeks fixtures reversed and gave Australia and Argentina a chance at revenge for opening day losses. However, despite lessening the margins and making the score-lines much closer, it was New Zealand and South Africa who came away with wins from Saturdays matches. Read more

Rugby Championship: Round 1 review

Posted by Colm on August 18, 2013

The opening weekend of this years Rugby Championship didn’t disappoint rugby supporters everywhere with 18 tries over the two games. Although the results may not have surprised anyone with New Zealand and South Africa getting their 2013 campaign off to a victorious start, the score lines may have turned more than a few heads.

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Contepomi to Skipper the Pumas

Posted by Colm on August 13, 2013

Former Leinster No.10 Felipé Contepomi will lead Argentina out on to the field this Saturday in the place of injured captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe who has been ruled out with a calf injury.

The 35 year old who has now retired from European club rugby will be making his debut in the Rugby Championship when South Africa visit the Pumas in Soccer City on Saturday.

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