Argentina make the Tri Nations suddenly much more interesting while Australia hope it won’t be at their expense!

What a phenomenal performance that was last weekend as Argentina made history by getting their first ever win over the All Blacks. It was a powerhouse effort, and the Pumas weren’t just good – they were magnificent! They brought their world renown physicality to the match, but with it focus, discipline, execution and in theContinue reading “Argentina make the Tri Nations suddenly much more interesting while Australia hope it won’t be at their expense!”

The Tri Nations suddenly starts to feel like it, as Argentina join the party in Australia

While all eyes have been on Australia for the last four weeks, in their ongoing battle with New Zealand for the Bledisloe Cup, which now firmly rests with the All Blacks, it was easy to forget that the final two rounds were also part of the Tri Nations. Normally this would be referred to asContinue reading “The Tri Nations suddenly starts to feel like it, as Argentina join the party in Australia”

The Pool of Death sees a match that provides a glaring example of why it has been given that ominous title

Aptly named the Pool of Death, Pool C sees three heavyweights who all have a chance of going through to the knockout stages. It could be easily argued that England are the best prepared of the three to make it out alive, but Argentina and France are more than capable of upsetting the established order.Continue reading “The Pool of Death sees a match that provides a glaring example of why it has been given that ominous title”

Some unfinished business gets taken care of in the Southern Hemisphere and England’s World Cup squad gets a test of their big game temperament in Cardiff

Yes we know, Scotland also travel to Toulon to get their World Cup preparations underway but we won’t be covering it as we are unable to watch it here in Canada (though we will be able to get the return fixture at Murrayfield next weekend and thus will cover that). However, there is plenty toContinue reading “Some unfinished business gets taken care of in the Southern Hemisphere and England’s World Cup squad gets a test of their big game temperament in Cardiff”

Canada looks for some redemption against Tonga in the Pacific Nations Cup and South Africa aim for their first Rugby Championship silverware in ten years!

Yes we know there are three other big games this weekend, but as we only have team sheets for the Canada/Tonga and Argentina/South Africa matches, our usual previews of Australia/New Zealand and the European World Cup warmups will have to wait till tomorrow. Canada finish up a difficult Pacific Nations Cup this weekend, and ifContinue reading “Canada looks for some redemption against Tonga in the Pacific Nations Cup and South Africa aim for their first Rugby Championship silverware in ten years!”

With a busy weekend of Test Rugby we look at the Rugby Championship and Canada’s first warmup for the World Cup against the USA

Test Rugby is now in full swing and will remain so till the beginning of November and the final whistle of the World Cup. As a result there is plenty of action to be had this weekend. The Rugby Championship and Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa’s unofficial warm up for Japan continues in itsContinue reading “With a busy weekend of Test Rugby we look at the Rugby Championship and Canada’s first warmup for the World Cup against the USA”

While it would be hard to top last Saturday’s action there is still one last weekend of Test Rugby this November that gives us plenty to look forward to!

Like we say the remarkable Test match in Dublin last weekend lived up to its billing and then some! While this weekend’s final round of the November Test window may not quite have the aura of that memorable occasion there is still much to capture our interest this coming Saturday. Scotland once again kick offContinue reading “While it would be hard to top last Saturday’s action there is still one last weekend of Test Rugby this November that gives us plenty to look forward to!”

It was an epic weekend of Test Rugby with the Dublin dustup rightly taking front and centre stage!

Now that we’ve finally had a chance to catch our breath after the thriller in Dublin, we can put pen to paper on a few things that stood out for us after a memorable weekend. There is no question that the showdown in Dublin between Ireland and New Zealand provided the most talking points, asContinue reading “It was an epic weekend of Test Rugby with the Dublin dustup rightly taking front and centre stage!”

The biggest Test of the year awaits us in Dublin, but there is still plenty of action to be had in Edinburgh and Lille this weekend!

There is no doubt that this weekend’s fixture in Dublin is one of the most anticipated Tests of the year, and one which will tell us a lot about how close the number two side Ireland is to the world’s best New Zealand. Ireland know that should they lose, there can be no excuses andContinue reading “The biggest Test of the year awaits us in Dublin, but there is still plenty of action to be had in Edinburgh and Lille this weekend!”

An absolutely brilliant weekend of Test Rugby leaves us with plenty to mull over!

It’s not often that four Test matches over a November weekend live up to their billing. However, this weekend produced two titanic struggles and two matches, which although not the prettiest to watch at times, still provided some extraordinary moments. Our two highlights of the weekend were without a doubt the Twickenham and Paris thrillers.Continue reading “An absolutely brilliant weekend of Test Rugby leaves us with plenty to mull over!”