Can Japan make history and are Wales on track to make their own?

While it may be hard to top events on Saturday, these two quarter-finals will provide plenty of drama, and certainly in the case of Japan an expectant host nation will watch to see if their heroes can make this tournament one where dreams really do come true. The form books may be even less kindContinue reading “Can Japan make history and are Wales on track to make their own?”

Simply put – what a weekend lies in store as the World Cup gets to the business end in Japan!

When we first looked at the pools draw for this World Cup, we felt that possibly the pool stages may have ended up being rather one-sided. In many ways they were, certainly in the case of Pool B. However, as always some of the Tier 2 nations packed some genuine punch. Uruguay were well worthContinue reading “Simply put – what a weekend lies in store as the World Cup gets to the business end in Japan!”

A quick look ahead to an intriguing weekend of Pool matches as Round 2 of the World Cup picks up pace in Japan

With all the rugby going on at the moment, we have to confess to finding it hard to keep a handle on all of it and a balance with work and family. As a result it’s a slightly abbreviated look at some of this weekend’s action. After a bumper crop of top notch matches inContinue reading “A quick look ahead to an intriguing weekend of Pool matches as Round 2 of the World Cup picks up pace in Japan”

A very big day for North American rugby as Canada and the USA get their World Cup campaigns underway!

Canada and the USA kick off exceptionally challenging World Cup campaigns tomorrow. Canada get their journey in what is essentially the “Pool of no Hope” underway, while the USA commence operations in the “Pool of Death”. In short both teams have the unenviable task of collectively facing up to five of the best teams inContinue reading “A very big day for North American rugby as Canada and the USA get their World Cup campaigns underway!”

A match where whether you win or lose, a rather daunting quarter final awaits you

It is widely assumed that Ireland and Scotland will be the teams that progress from Pool A to the quarter finals. There is the wild card that is Japan and how home advantage could cause them to create two upsets this tournament as opposed to their one historic victory in the last World Cup, butContinue reading “A match where whether you win or lose, a rather daunting quarter final awaits you”

It doesn’t get any bigger than this – New Zealand vs South Africa and it’s only the Pool stages!!!

The World Cup’s fourth Pool Match is almost larger than the tournament itself. Many people with good reason, see South Africa and New Zealand as the two teams leading the charge to lift the Webb Ellis trophy on November 2nd, with England, Wales and Ireland snapping closely at their heels. Nevertheless, there is no questionContinue reading “It doesn’t get any bigger than this – New Zealand vs South Africa and it’s only the Pool stages!!!”

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”

Australia take on Fiji in Pool D’s opening match, and should provide one of the most intriguing contests of the weekend!

While the opener with Japan and Russia had its merit, there is no denying that this is the first of the weekend’s key fixtures that have got everyone talking. Australia come into this tournament rather like the Southern Hemisphere’s version of France. Brilliant one day, hopeless the next – the question on everyone’s lips isContinue reading “Australia take on Fiji in Pool D’s opening match, and should provide one of the most intriguing contests of the weekend!”

Let the games begin as perhaps one of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups in the tournament’s history gets underway this weekend!

If like us you love your Test Rugby, then you’ve already negotiated with the family that for all intents and purposes this weekend, you will be around but in body only. Your mind, spirit and attention however will be firmly focused on a TV, computer or tablet screen be it in your house, your mates’Continue reading “Let the games begin as perhaps one of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups in the tournament’s history gets underway this weekend!”