South Africa Narrow the Gap

Those who are fans of rugby would have noted what happened between South Africa and New Zealand when they played in the Rugby Championship and reached a close score of 24 – 25 with New Zealand winning by the narrowest of margins in Cape Town.

There were four tries between the two teams for the fans to get excited about, with New Zealand’s Rieko Ioane eventually getting the credit for helping NZ get the ball across the line, and secure the victory. The three tries that were executed by South Africa were done by Cronje, Marx Pens and Du Preez. On the other side the three tries were executed by players like Ioane, Crotty and McKenzie.

As a result of this match, New Zealand was able to maintain their one hundred percent record as they completed the Championship campaign, and obviously took the title. Whilst some fans may have been dismayed to have got so close but not won, they should be thankful that at least South Africa were able to put in a fight back in this contest – before the match the All Blacks had been the odds-on favourites, and people were talking about a winning margin on 20 – 30 points! The fact that the game was so tight sets it up nicely for the World Cup in Japan, with tickets already in high demand on site, even before the draw has been made!

It looked good from the outset when Jean-Luc du Preez put in a try midway through the first half which put South Africa in a leading position. New Zealand was able to restore their lead again due to the efforts of Damian McKenzie.

South Africa lost ne man when Damian de Allende was shown a red card for elbowing an opponent, but even without him they were able to keep up the good performance, especially with Malcolm Marx’s efforts, before finally New Zealand took the lead in the closing stages of the match.

The contest was a riveting and a close one, which is what kept the excitement of the match for both sets of fans and made the final win a thrilling one for the New Zealand team.

England 2018 Fixtures Confirmed

Now it has been confirmed that England will play world champions against New Zealand after a long gap. They have played in the year 2014. Their fixtures for the 2018 Old Mutual Wealth Series (OMWS) have been confirmed recently.

Eddie Jones’ team will play four Test matches in next the series of season at Twickenham Stadium and the match will be against South Africa on 3rd November), against New Zealand on 10th November), against Japan on 17th November and against Australia on 24th November. Continue reading England 2018 Fixtures Confirmed

220,000 Rugby Tickets Sold For Autumn Series Of Wales

For the Wales’ Under Armour Autumn Series, over 221,000 tickets have been sold; it is a good sale this time in comparison to the last year’s sale.

Moreover, the tickets of world champions New Zealand game is also ready a sellout ahead two months of the encounter at the Principality Stadium of 74,500 capacity, meanwhile in the series other matches like the match against Australia, Georgia and South Africa, are also expected to receive the bumper attendances. Continue reading 220,000 Rugby Tickets Sold For Autumn Series Of Wales

Louw May Be Recalled

Bath flanker Francois Louw could be recalled by embattled South Africa after Jaco Kriel was ruled out for up to six months following shoulder surgery. This comes after Louw publicly commented on his inclusion in the national team.

An embattled South Africa reeling from some of the worst gaffes in sports performances is seeking to cut losses, this has led many to speculate if Boks may recall Bath flanker Francois Louw after Jaco Kriel was ruled out for up to six months following shoulder surgery. Continue reading Louw May Be Recalled

Hamish Watson: Play!

Hamish Watson of Scotland rugby international has called on clubs and schools in Moray to sign up to fresh initiatives that delivers new playing equipment and kit for the players.

This week, Watson launched a fresh scheme of Mitsubishi Motors Kit 4 Clubs (MMK4C) to give an opportunity to rugby teams to earn new playing kit, gear and training equipment. Continue reading Hamish Watson: Play!