RWC Player of the Tournament

Rugby World Cup Player of the Tournament

As promised, I am going to celebrate the men of this year’s Rugby World Cup in style by holding a Player of the Tournament competition. This time the choice is in your hands – you actually get to vote for who wins. I have had a very difficult time of it trying to select the […]

Haka Flash Mobs

Rugby World Cup goes Haka crazy

In the past few weeks, the world has gone Flash Mob Haka crazy thanks to the Rugby World Cup! Below are a few of the best I’ve found on YouTube.        

Rugby World Cup off to explosive start

Rugby World Cup Fans

The 2011 Rugby World Cup kicked off with a veritable bang over the weekend!  Expecting a round of blow-out matches, the first weekend is usually considered to be ho-hum! Well weren’t we all pleasantly surprised!  If you haven’t kept up to date with what happened, here is a quick rundown: All Blacks v Tonga (41-10) […]

Wallabies lose Ioane

Digby Ioane makes break during Springbok test

The Wallabies have been dealt a serious blow after Digby Ioane sustained a fracture to his right thumb in yesterday’s 32-6 victory over Italy. Ioane, set to undergo surgery tomorrow in Auckland, will remain with the team in the hopes he can return by the Quarter Finals. The injury occurred when Italy’s Mirco Bergamasco kicked […]

All Blacks put everyone on notice

All Blacks dominate before RWC

The All Blacks made everyone in International rugby circles stand up and take notice last night after their clinical 30-14 performance against the Wallabies at Eden Park. In what was anticipated to be tightly contested Bledisloe Cup, the men in black never looked in danger of losing the game and are now rightfully considered to […]

Wallabies OK to tweet at RWC

Adam Ashley Cooper shirtless in bed

After the announcement last week that All Black players were banned from tweeting during the Rugby World Cup, Australian Rugby officials have announced there will be no such restrictions on the Wallabies. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, ARU officials were surprised New Zealand was placing the ban on their players and said they weren’t […]

Springbok legend Mark Andrews talks rugby

Mark Andrews 1995 World Cup victory

Mark Andrews is unquestionably a Springbok legend. Having played 77 Tests for South Africa, he was part of the World Cup winning side in 1995 that proudly held the cup aloft next to Nelson Mandela. I have been fortunate to talk to Mark about all things rugby.       Name: Mark Andrews DOB: 21/02/1972 […]

RFU places bets on Rugby World Cup

England Coach Martin Johnson

England Rugby’s Governing body, the RFU has placed bets totalling around £250,000 on England being successful at the World Cup later this year, according to the Guardian Newspaper. The wagers have been taken out through a consortium of bookmakers to cover £2.25m of bonuses it would need to pay if England progress to the latter […]

RWC media accreditation: Only for the big guys?

Angry woman after being rejected for Rugby World Cup media accreditation

So as of 30 minutes ago, I received the below email from the RWC Media Operations Team;   Kia ora Irene, Thank you for submitting your application for media accreditation for Rugby World Cup 2011. On behalf of Rugby World Cup Limited, we regret to inform you that your application for media accreditation and media […]

England Rugby: Class of 2011

England Rugby's Young Guns

This Saturday England travel to Dublin in search of their first grand slam and Six Nations title since 2003. Funny, that year sounds familiar. It comes as some surprise that in those seven years since the last grand slam and also that world cup win in Australia, that England have rarely been pushing for a […]