RWC: England out as Australia and Wales progress

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”

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”

RWC Day 1: England win opening match

Mike Brown

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”

Wales win historic victory

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.

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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