Rugby Championship 2017: Round Six Review

Springbok pride restored despite narrow All Blacks defeat 2017 champions New Zealand completed another unbeaten rugby championship campaign with a 25-24 win in Cape Town¬†despite a spirited South African performance. Having surrendered meekly in a 57-0¬†defeat in their last test against the world champions, Allister Coetzee’s side restored some much-needed pride in front of their home fans with a determined performance that on another day … Continue reading Rugby Championship 2017: Round Six Review

Rugby Championship 2017: Round Five Review

Springboks and Wallabies share spoils once again in Bloemfontein thriller South Africa and Australia played out their second consecutive draw in this season’s Rugby Championship with a 27-27 stalemate at Bloemfontein’s Toyota Stadium. Having produced the same result in a 23-23 draw in Perth in round three, neither side has been able to come out on top over the other in 160 minutes of action. … Continue reading Rugby Championship 2017: Round Five Review

Rugby Championship 2017: Round Four Review

Springboks blown away by rampant All Blacks New Zealand edged ever closer to another Southern Hemisphere title with a record 57-0 win over old foes South Africa in Albany. In a quite exquisite performance from Steve Hansen’s side in attack and defence the hosts ran in eight tries – four in each half – and even more impressively kept Allister Coetzee’s Springboks side off the … Continue reading Rugby Championship 2017: Round Four Review

RC2017: Round Three Review

Featured Image c/o Getty Images Nervy New Zealand stumble over the line against Pumas New Zealand maintained their winning start to the Rugby Championship season, coming from behind to beat Argentina 39-22 in New Plymouth. The All Blacks ran in six tries in all and came through despite some dodgy goal-kicking whilst Nicolas Sanchez scored the Pumas only try with the rest of their points … Continue reading RC2017: Round Three Review

Rugby Championship: Round Two Review

Feature Image c/o Getty Images Late Barrett try breaks Aussie hearts in Bledisloe thriller A late Beauden Barrett try saw New Zealand retain the Bledisloe Cup as they came from behind in a thrilling match in Dunedin. Fresh from a chastening 54-34 defeat to the All Blacks in Sydney, many people were expecting a similar outcome when the two sides renewed battle at the Forysth … Continue reading Rugby Championship: Round Two Review

Rugby Championship: Week One Review

The Southern Hemisphere super-powers returned to action this week with the 2017 Rugby Championship kicking off in Sydney and Port Elizabeth respectively. Here is the round-up from an exciting opening weekend…. Ruthless All Blacks put Wallabies to the sword in Sydney Reigning champions New Zealand carried on from where they left off in 2016 with an effortless attacking display against a hapless Australian side. With … Continue reading Rugby Championship: Week One Review