Match Day 12 Preview

Samoa vs Japan- Milton Keynes Having both recorded a win and a loss this year, both these sides still have an outside chance of earning a quarterfinal place. Another thing these sides have in common- the teams that’ll line up against each other will be the most experienced sides either have ever fielded. Such is the gravity of this game for these two rugby nations. having both already played the Boks, Pool B is still wide open. Can Samoa end the Japanese dream? Or does the team from Asia still Read more [...]

Match Day 10 Review

Wales 23 Fiji 13 A win for Wales put the home side in the driving seat to qualify as they conquered Fiji in what was an intense encounter. The Welsh scored tries through Gareth Davies, as well as Scott Baldwin- and remained on top through Dan Biggar’s boot. Fiji were no pushovers, coming out strong after the break with Goneva crossing the line. However they missed their penalties when given, and Wales were too strong to break down again.   The implications of the result are as follows: Read more [...]

Match Day 11 Preview

New Zealand v Georgia The big news in this game is the return of Waisake Naholo, just short of three months after suffering a broken leg. Just how he regained his fitness is still a mystery, but the All Blacks won't be asking too many questions as they welcome back one of their most lethal players. All in all New Zealand have made 10 changes, Ma’a Nonu ruled out- but Sonny Bill Williams starts. The Georgians have made 11 changes of their own, as their priority will be on their final game against Read more [...]

Match Day 10 Preview

Wales vs Fiji Wales’s epic victory last weekend was blighted by the loss of both Scott Williams and Hallam Amos who’ll both have to sit out the rest of the World Cup- taking the amount of missing Welsh players to six. However, Warren Gatland’s side know victory over Fiji in front of their home fans will all but guarantee a quarterfinal berth, and that should spur them on. The Fijians have proved themselves incredibly physical and pacey opponents, they themselves are missing two key players Read more [...]

Match Day 9 Review

Tonga 35 Nambia 21 The aptly named Jack Ram crossed the line twice for the Tongans to claim their first win in this year's tournament in a thrilling match in Exeter on Tuesday. After falling to Georgia in their previous match, Tonga overpowered the Namibians who have now gone 17 World Cup games without a win. However, Namibia must feel they’re getting closer after scoring 3 tries themselves. The Islanders scored 5 tries in total, earning them a bonus point, which could prove vital in the battle Read more [...]