England won the Rugby Six Nations Championship without losing a game after they beat France 31-21 in Paris. Continue reading “England secure Grand Slam”
Hosts England crashed out of their own World Cup after a 33-13 loss to Australia. England had lost to fierce rivals Wales 28-25 a week earlier, so needed to win against the Wallabies to keep up their chances of progressing from the ‘group of death’, pool A. Continue reading “RWC: England out as Australia and Wales progress”
Japan caused what is probably the biggest ever shock in international rugby as they beat South Africa 34-32 in the Rugby World Cup. Continue reading “RWC Day 2: Japan cause biggest World Cup shock ever”
The Rugby World Cup kicked off on Friday evening, as a packed Twickenham witnessed hosts England beating Fiji in the opening game of the tournament. Continue reading “RWC Day 1: England win opening match”
Ireland beat England to keep up their chances of a Grand Slam, Wales kept themselves in the title race and Italy won the wooden spoon match. Continue reading “Six Nations round up”
Wales claimed a historic win against South Africa to end their hoodoo against big Southern Hemisphere sides.
The men in red won 12-6 against the Springboks in a fierce victory. Leigh Halfpenny scored four penalties to help them to the win.
The match was squared at 3-3 at half-time, and it reached 6-6 before Halfpenny kicked two more penalties to reach 12-6.
Wales defended that score line fiercely for 25 minutes before the final whistle went and the Millennium Stadium erupted in happiness.
Former England hero Jonny Wilkinson has announced his retirement from rugby union. Continue reading “Wilkinson to retire from rugby”