Tag Archives: Wallabies

Meet Lote Tuqiri

Posted by Colm on September 5, 2013

With rumours circulating for weeks about Leinster making a possible move for the former¬†Wallaby combined with this mornings revelation that Leinster have “begun to process” to secure a work permit for the player, Down the Laighin take a closer look at Lote Tuqiri.

The 33-year-old code jumper, started out as a Rugby League player 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

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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Rugby Championship Preview : The Wallabies

Posted by Colm on August 9, 2013

After a 2-1 series loss to the British and Irish Lions this Summer, Australia have appointed a new head coach in a bid to freshen themselves up heading into this years Rugby Championship.

Former Queensland Reds coach Ewen Mckenzie will take the helm on August the 17th when Australia welcome current holders and World Cup champions New Zealand to Sydney for this years curtain raiser.

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