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”

South Africa bring out the big guns, while Argentina decide to play some wild cards in the final meeting of the two sides in this year’s Rugby Championship

South Africa decided to take a chance last weekend with some of their younger up and coming players, and were rewarded handsomely with a comprehensive victory over a full strength Argentinian side. This weekend it’s Argentina’s turn to roll the dice, as their youngsters are given a shot at the World Champions and all theirContinue reading “South Africa bring out the big guns, while Argentina decide to play some wild cards in the final meeting of the two sides in this year’s Rugby Championship”

With the Lions Tour behind them the Springboks look to resume service as normal in their Rugby Championship opener against an ominous looking Pumas side

So the Lions Tour is done and dusted, and with it hopefully all the acrimony and off-field antics that detracted from a Series that really failed to deliver until that final third and deciding game. South Africa emerged victorious in their first proper outing since lifting the World Cup almost two years ago. It wasn’tContinue reading “With the Lions Tour behind them the Springboks look to resume service as normal in their Rugby Championship opener against an ominous looking Pumas side”

So what did the recently concluded Rugby Championship (aka Tri Nations this year) tell us about its competitors after one of the strangest years in terms of Test Rugby?

Let’s be honest in general 2020 is a year that most of us can’t wait to assign to the scrap heap of history. Our beloved sport was put on hold for several months and when it did return it was forced to play out in empty stadiums in the Northern Hemisphere. On that note ourContinue reading “So what did the recently concluded Rugby Championship (aka Tri Nations this year) tell us about its competitors after one of the strangest years in terms of Test Rugby?”

Amidst controversy and pain the Tri-Nations comes to an unfortunate end with both Argentina and Australia needing to make a statement both on and off the pitch!

Argentina’s spectacular entry into the tournament this year, with that famous victory over the All Blacks has sadly been overshadowed by the yawning pitfalls of social media traps as well as having that said high point being put into context by a 38-0 thrashing at the hands of New Zealand two weeks later. This isContinue reading “Amidst controversy and pain the Tri-Nations comes to an unfortunate end with both Argentina and Australia needing to make a statement both on and off the pitch!”

Argentina attempt what some say is the impossible – back to back wins over New Zealand

In a weekend, which serves up some rather dour Northern Hemisphere contests in the Autumn Nations Cup, there is no doubt whatsoever that the second Tri-Nations clash between New Zealand and Argentina is THE BIG TICKET item this Saturday. Can Argentina pull off the unthinkable and defeat the All Blacks twice in a row? CanContinue reading “Argentina attempt what some say is the impossible – back to back wins over New Zealand”

It may be the Rugby Championship in name, but for all intents and purposes this year it marks the start of International Rugby’s build up to the World Cup!

The start of the Rugby Championship this weekend, the annual dust up between the Southern Hemisphere’s big four, marks the official start to the warm up process for the World Cup in Japan which kicks off in just over two months time from now. The competition as it always is in a World Cup year, is abbreviatedContinue reading “It may be the Rugby Championship in name, but for all intents and purposes this year it marks the start of International Rugby’s build up to the World Cup!”

The Lineout’s Annual Southern Hemisphere Report Cards for 2018 – Part 1 – Argentina

As we do at the end of every year with their seasons over till February, we look back at the highs and lows of the Southern Hemisphere season and hand out our verdicts on the big four Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. With less than nine months left before the biggest rugby showContinue reading “The Lineout’s Annual Southern Hemisphere Report Cards for 2018 – Part 1 – Argentina”

With the November Test window just around the corner – some talking points for the big four from the Southern Hemisphere

With the Rugby Championship done and dusted, there is plenty to talk about in relation to Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as they head North of the Equator in one of the most keenly anticipated November Test windows in years. This year’s Rugby Championship was one of the best we can remember forContinue reading “With the November Test window just around the corner – some talking points for the big four from the Southern Hemisphere”

In the last Round of this year’s Rugby Championship it’s do or die for Australia; high stakes for Argentina and South Africa and a score to settle for New Zealand!

The stakes are for high this final weekend of the Rugby Championship, with Australia staring down the barrel of an unprecedented finish at the bottom of the table as the key talking point. On the flip side of the coin Argentina are looking to seal their best ever Championship with a third win as theyContinue reading “In the last Round of this year’s Rugby Championship it’s do or die for Australia; high stakes for Argentina and South Africa and a score to settle for New Zealand!”