Shane Williams, former Wales’s player who now is a Television commentator since after retiring has said that Wales are under a lot of pressure considering that they would be meeting with Ireland soon.

He was quoted as saying that he had no much idea of what happened during the second half of the game between Scotland and Wales which saw Scotland frustrate Wales to come off victorious.

The former player fears that if Ireland decided to employ such tactics against Wales as they had done persistently against England, Wales would end the game frustrated and probably defeated as well.

Considering that the game is to be played in Cardiff, it even adds a lot more pressure to Wales. Williams noted that Wales had shown some positive signs during their game against England, one which he believes remains their best defensive game in two years.

However, going in against Scotland last Saturday, Wales had performed badly especially in the second half of the game and Jackman notes that they were roundly frustrated by their Scotland counterparts. Continue reading “WILLIAMS: IRELAND MAY FRUSTRATE UNDER-PRESSURE WALES”

Mark Mapletoft is a star player of London Irish while Zinzan Brooke is considered a legend of the All Blacks team. They are teaming up for a novel initiative – leading a rugby camp. There is a camp being organized next week for youngsters which promises to be action packed and high performance, teaching youngsters from the ages seven to fifteen the nuances of the modern game, and how to make it to the very top.

The camp is being organized in Old Windsor at St John’s Beaumont. The camp would run from 12th to 14th February from 9.30 to 4 pm. The costs and other details for the camp can be found on relevant websites. Continue reading “Upcoming Rugby Camp And More”

England has had a fourteen game round of wins this year. This should stun all who remember the state they were in previous to that. It definitely is no coincidence that Eddie Jones has turned things around for the team. Start Lancaster, his predecessor, is in agreement of the same. The winning streak for England started off with the final game where Lancaster was the head coach. In this game that the team played against Uruguay in the Rugby World Cup in 2015, the team won, after which there has not been any turning back.

Indeed, Lancaster had to decide on his departure when they exited the first Rugby World Cup as the host in the pool stage itself. With Eddie Jones from Australia replacing him, Lancaster probably gave the team a new leeway to win. England has definitely had a wonderful year with Eddie Jones leading the way. Continue reading “England’s Phenomenal Wins”

The Glasgow Warriors are preparing for their participation in the Six Nations games. However, Peter Horne as a back player is sidelined for some time as he is suffering from ankle injury. This could be for a period of 16 weeks, making his participation in the league games uncertain as of now. He and Rory Hughes make up a team and both of them are down with ankle and knee injuries respectively. The team was able to defeat the Pro 12 team at Munster, where both players were injured.

Center Horne is 27 years of age and is down with ankle and knee damage. Winger Hughes, at 23 years of age, will probably have to be out of circulation for eight weeks as he has suffered a knee injury and underwent surgery. The opening match for Scotland and Ireland would be held on 4th February. The head coach of the team is busy gathering up forces for the upcoming league games. Continue reading “Warriors Ready For Six Nations”

While it should have been a year to remember for Adriaan Strauss, it had turned out to be a tough old year for the Bulls hooker.

Adriaan had been given the honor when he was appointed by Allister Coetzee as Springboks captain back then in June.

And while it was a dream come true for Strauss as any other player would have seen it, the months so far have not gone easy on him or any other person in the team.

And coming at a very shocking time, 31 year old Strauss had announced during the Rugby Championship this year that he would be retiring from International Rugby when the year comes to an end.

For Coetzee, in addition to all of his troubles, he would need to find a replacement for the outgoing captain in preparations for the season next season, that is, if he still has a job by then.

This 2016 has seen the Boks win only four Tests out of 12 under the duo, but the coach insists that he harbors no regrets over his decision to give Strauss the skipper role. Continue reading “STRAUSS WAS THE MOST EXPERIENCED PLAYER – COETZEE”

Drawing on good memories at the Twickenham, Bernard Foley, Australia’s half fly has vowed that they would take their revenge against England when the duo meet on Saturday this week.

This came on the heels of their 3-0 series in the summer back home by England. However, Foley has good memories from playing England at the Twickenham during the 2015 World Cup, where he scored a record 28 points in their 33-13 defeat of the Stuart Lancaster’s led England Rugby team that crashed out during the pool stage of their own tournament. Continue reading “WE ARE LOOKING FOR REVENGE – FOLEY”

The RBS 6 Nations games will go underway in February of next year. As a result, England is gathering up their laurels for the same. Indeed, 2016 has been a good year for them. They have recently ended the Test series on a high with a defeat of Australia, which has been a momentous one.

Currently referees are being chosen for the games that England will play in the RBS 6 Nations games. Two matches are being officiated by Warne Barnes. Official announcements are soon to be made by World Rugby organization. The opening match for England will see them defending their position against France. Continue reading “England To Play In RBS 6 Nations”