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.
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.