Tag Archives: New Zealand

The Week In Rugby

Posted by Niall on October 8, 2013

There was a lot of news this week in the Rugby world. Between local derbies and championship deciders it was a busy one to keep up with. Our top news stories from the last few days are rounded up below.
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Mission impossible for South Africa?

Posted by Colm on September 29, 2013

The Springboks recorded their fourth win in this years Rugby Championship yesterday to ensure that the competition goes down to the wire next week in Ellis Park. New Zealand however have really stacked the odds against South Africa after securing a late bonus point try in their win last night against Argentina.

That try means that the only way the Springboks can lift the championship next week is by beating the world’s top ranked team with a bonus point. Oh and also by eight or more points to stop New Zealand gaining a crucial losing bonus point.

So to summarise, next weeks game may be billed as a title decider but when you’re brutally honest, New Zealand have it in the bag.

Rugby Championship : Round 3 Preview

Posted by Colm on September 12, 2013

With three games down and three games to go in this years Rugby Championship, it’s still all to play for at the top with South Africa and New Zealand separated by a point. This weekends fixtures come with two clear headings, first up is the battle for the title when South Africa travel to Eden Park to take on the All Blacks. Secondly is the battle for the wooden spoon as a pointless Australia side welcome Argentina to Perth to see who’ll prop up this years table. Although nothing will be decided on Saturday with two more games to follow, this weekend victors will hold a huge advantage heading into the penultimate games.

New Zealand -V- South Africa

Kick Off : 14 SEP 08:35am, REF: ROMAIN POITE, EDEN PARK

New Zealand come into this game unbeaten but still trailing South Africa by a point, the sides will meet again in Round 6, in what could be a last game Championship decider. The All Black’s welcome back Read more

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