North American World Cup woes and a competition that is really catching our attention!

The headline news for us here in Canada is that for the first time since its inception in 1987, Canada has failed to qualify for the Rugby World Cup. However, more to the point is the question concerning what has clearly gone so horribly wrong in the last six years. Remember that thrilling match againstContinue reading “North American World Cup woes and a competition that is really catching our attention!”

The Rugby Championship saves its best for last as we review the tournament and Canada makes the long trek to the Andes with more than a few mountains to climb!

This year’s Rugby Championship after several false starts and plenty of hiccoughs along the way finished with an epic showdown last weekend between New Zealand and South Africa. While South Africa may have faltered a few times this Championship and their game plan has been under considerable scrutiny by supporters and media alike, they producedContinue reading “The Rugby Championship saves its best for last as we review the tournament and Canada makes the long trek to the Andes with more than a few mountains to climb!”

South Africa stick to their guns against an All Black side that rarely falters twice!

Despite the gloom and doom surrounding South Africa’s “conservative” or “boring” game plan, call it what you will – as rugby fans we were treated to one hell of a Test match last Saturday to mark the 100th encounter between New Zealand and South Africa. There is no denying that New Zealand had a ratherContinue reading “South Africa stick to their guns against an All Black side that rarely falters twice!”

Argentina face a new raft of challenges to their faltering Rugby Championship campaign while Australia look to finish theirs on a high note!

Last weekend saw Argentina lose their fifth match in a row in this year’s Rugby Championship, against a team that they probably fancied their chances against earlier this summer. Such hopes seem to have been well and truly dashed, as their campaign seems destined to stagger to a miserable end on Saturday against the Wallabies.Continue reading “Argentina face a new raft of challenges to their faltering Rugby Championship campaign while Australia look to finish theirs on a high note!”

Argentina will need to show the same kind of mettle they showed last weekend as Australia seek to prove that their upwards trajectory is no flash in the pan!

We always look forward to the two fixtures between Australia and Argentina in the Rugby Championship. Invariably the teams are evenly matched and have everything to play for, especially pride as they seek to avoid a bottom spot on the standings table. Consequently, they are invariably tight tense affairs. Last year neither side could getContinue reading “Argentina will need to show the same kind of mettle they showed last weekend as Australia seek to prove that their upwards trajectory is no flash in the pan!”

It may be the 100th Test of one of International Rugby’s greatest rivalries but is it all just myth and legend now?

This weekend sees the 100th Test between South Africa and New Zealand as one of the sports oldest rivalries once more takes centre stage. However, put aside all the history and forgive us if we have concerns that there is the danger that this match may simply not live up to the hype surrounding it.Continue reading “It may be the 100th Test of one of International Rugby’s greatest rivalries but is it all just myth and legend now?”

Don’t cry for me Argentina as the All Blacks look to put a Pumas side that seems to have lost its way to the sword again

We have to confess to finding this a very painful post to write. As regular readers of this site know, we have been and still are huge fans of Argentinian rugby. As a result, imagine how it saddens us especially after last year, to see one of our fan favorites appear to be so adrift.Continue reading “Don’t cry for me Argentina as the All Blacks look to put a Pumas side that seems to have lost its way to the sword again”

The best game of the weekend looms as Australia seek to prove they’ve turned a corner while South Africa look to resume business as normal

First up apologies for not covering any of last weekend’s games. As we mentioned on the TV Page, pressures of work completely sidelined us as did the distraction of kids returning to school, leaving essentially no time for rugby. We did get to watch all three games but didn’t really get an opportunity to unpackContinue reading “The best game of the weekend looms as Australia seek to prove they’ve turned a corner while South Africa look to resume business as normal”

Australia seek to get a foothold on the Rugby Championship and more importantly salvage some pride against their old enemy from across the Tasman Strait

It’s Round 2 of the Rugby Championship for Australia and New Zealand this Sunday, after much last minute shuffling on both sides of the Tasman. The match which was supposed to be played last weekend had to be postponed due to the two countries recent difficulties with the Delta variant of the pandemic which continuesContinue reading “Australia seek to get a foothold on the Rugby Championship and more importantly salvage some pride against their old enemy from across the Tasman Strait”

It’s time for the excuses to end and progress to be shown as Canada starts out on the road to World Cup qualification

This weekend sees Canada take on the USA in St. John’s for the first of two critical World Cup qualifiers against the Americans. Saturday’s proceedings and the follow up in Denver a week later will determine whether Canada will be competing for the Americas 1 berth in Pool A. If Canada do not win theContinue reading “It’s time for the excuses to end and progress to be shown as Canada starts out on the road to World Cup qualification”