New Zealand make history by winning back to back World Cups as they along with Australia provide one of the most memorable World Cup Finals in the tournament’s history! South Africa and Argentina meanwhile find the motivation to fight it out for the sideshow battle for third place!

Last weekend saw the glorious ending of a tournament that has really lit up the rugby world over the last six weeks.  Saturday’s pulsating final saw New Zealand emerge as probably the most complete rugby team ever to grace a rugby pitch if not a sporting field period.  Australia meanwhile showed that under Coach MichaelContinue reading “New Zealand make history by winning back to back World Cups as they along with Australia provide one of the most memorable World Cup Finals in the tournament’s history! South Africa and Argentina meanwhile find the motivation to fight it out for the sideshow battle for third place!”

Rugby World Cup 2015’s Final Weekend sees Australia and New Zealand battle it out for the Webb Ellis while South Africa and Argentina clash for bronze!

It has held our imagination for the last six weeks and been a truly great tournament, but like all good things sadly has to come to an end, but what an ending!  Saturday’s final at Twickenham sees two of Rugby’s all time heavyweights, Australia and New Zealand square off against each other as they try toContinue reading “Rugby World Cup 2015’s Final Weekend sees Australia and New Zealand battle it out for the Webb Ellis while South Africa and Argentina clash for bronze!”

Australia and New Zealand book their place in Rugby World Cup 2015’s Final after being pushed hard by Argentina and South Africa

It was a vintage weekend of Test Rugby as without a doubt the four best teams in the world right now did battle for a place in the final.  South Africa provided us with a bruising encounter against New Zealand that saw both sides throw everything they had in the tank at a shot atContinue reading “Australia and New Zealand book their place in Rugby World Cup 2015’s Final after being pushed hard by Argentina and South Africa”

Rugby World Cup 2015’s Semi-Finals see a clash of Southern Hemisphere Titans

While for many there will be disappointment that this semi-final weekend sees no participants from the Northern Hemisphere, few can deny that the two match-ups on offer have set the stage for an epic showdown between the four dominant powers of Southern Hemisphere rugby.  A clash between South Africa’s Springboks and New Zealand’s All BlacksContinue reading “Rugby World Cup 2015’s Semi-Finals see a clash of Southern Hemisphere Titans”

The Pain and Glory of Rugby World Cup’s 2015 Quarter Finals

Yes I know, for regular readers of this blog the first question is what happened to the last week of the pool stages?  A million apologies but between a family holiday and travelling to Cardiff for the Quarter Finals yours truly just simply didn’t get around to covering it hence the silence of the lastContinue reading “The Pain and Glory of Rugby World Cup’s 2015 Quarter Finals”

The Lineout’s Rugby World Cup 2015 Report Card for Days 9- 13

There’s been so much rugby during the course of this third week of Rugby World Cup 2015, that we are going to have to try and condense it all into a slightly briefer version of our daily report card just to keep up as we head into week four and the final round of theContinue reading “The Lineout’s Rugby World Cup 2015 Report Card for Days 9- 13”

The Lineout’s Rugby World Cup 2015 Day Eight Report Card

There were few if any surprises on Day Eight, especially after the high drama of the previous day and headline stealing showdown between England and Wales.  Australia put a brave but ineffectual Uruguayan side to the sword, while despite struggling at times, Scotland ultimately finished with a clinical display against the United States.  Meanwhile, asContinue reading “The Lineout’s Rugby World Cup 2015 Day Eight Report Card”

The Lineout’s 2015 Rugby World Cup Day Seven Report Card

For me this was probably the best day of the World Cup to date.  Canada put in a fantastic performance against Italy which sadly still saw them walk away with a narrow loss.  South Africa upped their game significantly to eclipse a Samoan side that for me really didn’t pose much of a threat, butContinue reading “The Lineout’s 2015 Rugby World Cup Day Seven Report Card”

The Lineout’s 2015 Rugby World Cup Report Card for Days Five and Six

Two days and two matches that for many provided very few surprises.  New Zealand and Argentina calmly and efficiently cemented their hold on the top two positions in Pool C as they took on brave challenges from Namibia and Georgia.  We already knew the class New Zealand has to offer but Argentina were a real revelation onContinue reading “The Lineout’s 2015 Rugby World Cup Report Card for Days Five and Six”

The Lineout’s 2015 Rugby World Cup Day Four Report Card

Day Four saw two keenly anticipated matches as both Scotland and Australia got their World Cup Campaigns underway.  Scotland took on the heroes of the tournament so far Japan, but the big question is could the Japanese after only four days repeat the miracle of their victory over South Africa?  Meanwhile, Australia would take onContinue reading “The Lineout’s 2015 Rugby World Cup Day Four Report Card”