Will Greenwood, a member of the 2003 Rugby World Cup winning England team has backed the Ireland Rugby Team to win the World Cup this summer on English soil and has put them down as 25/1 to win the trophy.
The former England man, who works as an expert analyst for Sky Sports, believes that Ireland will top their pool ahead of both France and Italy and with one of the most talented coaches in the world in Joe Schmidt guiding them, he doesn't put winning the trophy beyond them.
South African rugby forward Dieoff (Patrick) would be reportedly joining up with Cheltenham Rugby by the finalization of 2014. The 6ft 4” is all set to arrive in UK by December 28 & head coach Scott (Chris) has remarked that his arrival would be a much loved Christmas gift for Cheltenham.
“He is in the late 20s & has the experience of paying at decent level back there (South Africa)”, stated Scott. “He is every bit of an abrasive hallmark player from South Africa & would bring some great experience in the team which is much needed here.”
London Irish (also known as The Exiles) won the round 4 match of the Aviva Premiership against the Leicester Tigers which took place on the 27th of September, 2014 at Welford Road.
However, Leicester Tigers have claimed that Blair Cowan (London Irish’s flanker) punched Jamie Gibson (Leicester Tigers’ flanker) during the first-half struggle between the two players.
The first Italian player to have been nominated for the IRB International Player is the heavy built and towering figure of Sergio Parisse. He plays at the flanker position and wears the number eight jersey for the French side Stade Francais. The Italian player was born in Argentina and brought to Italy by his father and he represented the Treviso team. His handling ability and flair on the field has attracted a number of fans and critics. His influence has been a major driving force behind the limited success that the team has achieved.
Northampton Saints snatched a great victory against the Saracens in the final of the Aviva Premiership Rugby as they edged past their rivals with a score line of 24-20. It was a very satisfying victory because both sides played their heart out and ensured a thrilling encounter which ended with a last minute Alex Waller try during the end of the extra time. The opening half was a neck to neck affair as the Saints led 7-6. This was not one of the best performances of the Saints who have been almost flawless with the ball in their hands.
Former Bath Rugby player David Flatman firmly believes his former side has the squad to beat fellow Aviva Premiership rivals the Northampton Saints and win the European Challenge Cup. Flatman as part of the last Bath Rugby side that won the trophy and the former forward firmly believes the current squad is more than capable enough of matching that feat.
South Africa has decided to scrap the relegation process for the Super Rugby tournament. This in turn means that the five teams of South Africa who participate in the Super Rugby tournament will be a part of the tournament for the subsequent two seasons as well.
Since the relegation process has been cancelled the Southern Kings (rugby team based in Port Elizabeth) will not be able to regain its place in the Super Rugby 15 until the year 2015. The Southern Kings are not that happy with the decision.
Popularly known as the Springboks, the South Africa National Rugby Team represents South Africa in the Rugby Union.
With green and gold jerseys and Springboks and Protea as their emblems, the team has been competing in the International rugby since the year 1891. This year on 30th of July the team had played their first match with a British Isles touring team.
The South Africa rugby team coach Heyneke Meyer has called back Bismarck du Plessis to join the rugby team. He is one of the five changes that have been made to the South Africa rugby team, as they gear up to play for the Australian side at the Nelson Mandela Challenge Plate Test, which will be held at the Suncorp Stadium which is located in Brisbane.
England rugby team has undergone many changes indeed since the Elite Player squad was formed. The England coach Stuart Lancaster made six changes to the squad lineup, and Dylan Hartley as well as Chris Ashton are both still in the squad.
There are going to be twenty three matches until the World Cup kicks off in 2015, and the move that Lancaster has employed is that, he has kept most of the players who have helped England get through the last season of the Six Nations.