A Look at the 2015 RWC

A Look Back at the 2015 IRB RWC The All Blacks finished the Rugby World Cup as champions with a comprehensive win over Australia on Saturday night. Deserved champions at that, they were always consistent, professional, and they never looked in any doubt of retaining the trophy that’s now theirs to hold onto for the next few years. Don’t tell the English, but this year was a fantastic spectacle filled with many stand out moments, Sonny Bill Williams giving his medal away to a young fan after Read more [...]

The Finals Review

New Zealand 34 Australia 17 The All Blacks confirmed their status as the best team on the planet by holding off a determined Wallabies in London, retaining their trophy and claiming their third title. Living up to their great hype, New Zealand were the most consistent side in the tournament, and over all the outstanding team of this generation. Two great tries from Milner-Skudder and Ma’a Nonu handed the defending champions a 21-3 lead heading into halftime. Australia fought back though the Read more [...]

The Final Preview

New Zealand vs. Australia It’s finally here. After weeks of fantastic rugby, the final sees two old foes- New Zealand and Australia do battle for the William Webb Ellis Cup. The All Blacks, who start as firm favorites, are aiming to be the first team to ever retain the trophy. Their form since that last World Cup has been nothing short of incredible- losing just three games from fifty-three. However, having being one of the teams to of claimed one of those victories- the Wallabies will be full Read more [...]

Bronze Final Preview

South Africa v Argentina A third place play off always feels like a strange occasion, but tonight’s game brings some interesting sub plots to the match in what could turn out to be a cracker of a game. Injury hit Argentina have named a team with nine changes, opposed to the Boks who have made little adjustment to their 15. A 15 that could signal final world cup appearances for Fourie du Preez, Matfield, Burger and Habana. Also perhaps for coach Heyneke Meyer, whose own future is till very much Read more [...]

Semi Finals Review

South Africa 18 New Zealand 20 South Africa’s campaign to become three time champions ended on Saturday evening with a narrow loss to old foes the All Blacks- whose own campaign to be the first team to retain the title continues. It was as close a match as you’d expect between the rugby elite. After destroying France, New Zealand were brought back down to earth by the Boks, who seemed intent on proving their worth against the world’s best. Although Kaino crossed over for a converted All Black Read more [...]