Home Tag Archives: super rugby (page 30)

Tag Archives: super rugby

Talks Under Way To Establish A Club World Championship

The winners of the European Champions Cup and Super Rugby could be set to meet on an annual basis. The Daily Mail have this afternoon reported that talks are under way to establish a competition that would see the winners of Super Rugby and the European Rugby Champions Cup play off against each other. Although such a fixture has been mooted …

Read More »

Australian Rugby Player Shares Horrific X-Ray Of Broken Nose

2014 Super Rugby: DHL Stormers v Waratahs

Benn Robinson suffered a broken nose during the Waratahs win over the Reds. In a bid to raise awareness of the dangers of concussion in rugby, Waratahs prop, Benn Robinson, has shared an x-ray illustrating the effects a decade of rugby has had on his nose and face. Robinson broke his nose during the Waratahs 30-10 win over the Reds …

Read More »

New Zealand Media Rule Joe Schmidt Out Of Two Super Rugby Jobs

Ireland v Scotland - RBS Six Nations

There has been much speculation over the future of Joe Schmidt. Irish fans were shocked yesterday when the Irish Independent revealed that Joe Schmidt would make an announcement about his future after Ireland’s tour of South Africa. Although Schmidt did not hint at an exit, he did say that ‘factors outside of rugby’ would dictate his decision. Nevertheless, given the …

Read More »

All Blacks Duo To Make Season Debuts Against Kings

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Luke Romano of the New Zealand All Blacks drives on with Charlie Faumuina (L) during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between New Zealand and Namibia at the Olympic Stadium on September 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Canterbury coach Todd Blackadder has made a number of changes to the Crusaders side that soundly defeated the Blues last Friday night in Christchruch, with All Blacks duo Matt Todd and Luke Romano set to make their season debuts against the Kings. The seven-time champions Crusaders notched their first win of the season last Friday night against the Blues and …

Read More »

David Pocock Extends Contract With Australian Rugby Union

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 08: David Pocock of the Wallabies looks on with a cut left eye during The Rugby Championship match between the Australia Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 8, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

David Pocock has given Australian rugby a major boost today, after it has been confirmed that he extended his contract with the Brumbies and Australia until after the 2019 World Cup. However, there is a clause in his contract allowing him to take a sabbatical in 2017 “to further his studies”, but will return in 2018. The 27 year-old spoke …

Read More »

Rob Penney Linked With Two Super Rugby Coaching Jobs

Munster v Toulouse - Heineken Cup Quarter Final

Rob Penney is a man in demand. For the last two seasons Munster fans have debated the circumstances of Rob Penney’s departure from the province. Depending on who you talk to, Penney was either pushed out the gates of Thomond Park or he left of his own accord after being offered a lucrative contract with the Shining Arcs in Japan. …

Read More »

Argentina: The Southern Hemisphere’s Next Rugby Superpower

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: (L-R) Nicolas Sanchez, Juan Figallo, Ramiro Herrera, Tomas Lavanini and Javier Ortega Desio of Argentina sing the anthem prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Bronze Final match between South Africa and Argentina at the Olympic Stadium on October 30, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Throughout the amateur era, Argentina struggled to get recognition from the rest of the global rugby community, despite famous victories against Scotland, Wales, France, England, Australia and a draw with the All Blacks. Now with Argentina’s entry into both the expanded Tri Nations – the Rugby Championship – and a newly-created Super Rugby franchise in the form of the Jaguares, …

Read More »

Watch Nemani Nadolo’s Monster Bump Off On Matt Duffie

Nemani Nadolo illustrated his immense strength against the Blues. Over the years we have all become accustomed to Nemani Nadolo dismissing opponents with his colossal strength and quick turn of pace. However this morning the big Fijian winger brought things to a whole new level with his mammoth bump off on Matt Duffie. Although Duffie is not in Nadolo weight division, given …

Read More »