Although the final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup didn’t quite produce the spectacle and sense of elation from a Canadian perspective that last weekend’s game did, a huge step forward was taken by a very courageous and talented Canadian women’s team at Sunday’s final. England emerged victorious 21-9 and lifted the trophy but CanadaContinue reading “Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 – The final”
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Rugby Championship 2014 – opening rounds
Australia vs New Zealand: Final Score – Aus 12/NZ 12 Sydney As mentioned above the weather dominated both initial rounds of the Rugby Championship this past weekend, and although conditions in Sydney were not as horrendous as in Pretoria, they nevertheless played a significant part in reducing the spectacle that so many felt this gameContinue reading “Rugby Championship 2014 – opening rounds”
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014
A HUGE congratulations to Canada’s Women’s Rugby team on beating the French in Paris in front of a very vocal French crowd and qualifying for the final against England on Saturday. The Men’s team should take note. Canada were electric against the French and this is one very talented, highly disciplined and motivated group. EnglandContinue reading “Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014”
Rugby Championship 2014 – let the games begin!
Australia vs New Zealand – Sydney There is no doubt that this is the game of the weekend. After a dismal season last year that only got better at the last gasp on their European tour, Australia are finally, under coach Ewen McKenzie, starting to look like a serious contender for the Webb Ellis trophyContinue reading “Rugby Championship 2014 – let the games begin!”