Tag Archives: Springboks

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

Juan Smith Signs For Toulon

Posted by Colm on September 2, 2013

Former Springbok Juan Smith has signed for European Champions Toulon. The 32-year-old flanker had retired in February after being sidelined for 18 months with a Achilles tendon problem.

After proving his fitness in a series of medical exams, the South African is said 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.

Read more

Rugby Championship Preview: The Springboks

Posted by Colm on August 7, 2013

South Africa head into next weeks opener against Argentina on a high after seeing off Italy, Scotland and Samoa in a successful June Series. Head Coach Heyneke Meyer looks forward to building on the good work from June and getting The Boks off to a quick start in this years Rugby Championship.

Sticking with virtually the same squad he had in June, Meyer is delighted to have called in experienced scrum-half Fourie du Preez as one of his three changes. Du Preez who now

Read more