RWC Day 2: Japan cause biggest World Cup shock ever

Japan celebrate

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 collect close win to secure title in BOD’s last game

Brian O’Driscoll had a fitting tribute in his last international as Ireland collected a tense 22-20 win in Paris to beat England to the Six Nations trophy.

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Euro 2016: The qualifying groups and my predictions

The qualifying groups for European Championships in 2016 in France have taken place and, with the number of teams being raised to 24, all Home Nations could have a chance of qualifying.

It is a first-ever international tournament for British territory of Gibraltar, who were recognised as a footballing nation by UEFA last year.

Here are the groups, and my predictions of the final rankings coming 2016: Continue reading “Euro 2016: The qualifying groups and my predictions”

England lose to All Blacks but Wales thrash Pumas

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.