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”
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.
England couldn’t repeat their amazing win last year against New Zealand on their third weekend of Autumn Internationals.
Despite taking the lead once, it lasted only two minutes, England were beaten by the best team in rugby 22-30.
Wales had better luck. Mike Phillips starred as they thrashed Argentina. Phillips, George North, Toby Faletau and Ken Owens scored tries in a 40-6 victory.
Ireland lost to Australia. The Wallabies were always in the lead and eventually won 15-32.