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November 2018 Test Matches – Scotland vs South Africa – Saturday, November 17

November 2018 Test Matches Scotland vs South Africa Saturday, November 17 Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh Kick-off: 17h20 GMT, 19h20 SA Time Referee: Romain Poite (France) Assistant referees: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand), Frank Murphy (Ireland) TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand) This end-of-year tour has been interesting in many strange ways. One point of interest...

All Change At The Blues

All Change At The Blues In May 2018 Tana Umaga had his contract as head coach of the Blues extended to the end of the 2019 season. The extension was somewhat surprising considering the run of poor results the team...

November 2018 Test Yawn Review – Wales 9 vs Australia 6 – Saturday, November...

November 2018 Test Yawn Review Wales 9 vs Australia 6 Saturday, November 10 Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Kick-off: 17:20 GMT; 19:20 SA Time Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand) Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand) Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland) Now that was 90 minutes of my life that...

November 2018 Test Match Review – England 15 vs New Zealand 16 – Saturday,...

November 2018 Test Match Review England 15 vs New Zealand 16 Saturday, November 10 Venue: Twickenham Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France) Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Marius Mitrea (Italy) TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa) For the second week in a row England have been involved in a game that ended...

November 2018 Test Match Review – France 26 vs South Africa 29 – Saturday,...

  November 2018 Test Match Review France 26 vs South Africa 29 Saturday, November 10 Venue: Stade de France, Paris Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales) Assistant referees: Matthew Carley (England), Tom Foley (England) TMO: Rowan Kitt (England) A couple of years ago I dubbed these end-of-year rugby tours by the southern hemisphere...

November 2018 Test Matches – Ireland vs Argentina – Saturday, November 10

  November 2018 Test Matches Ireland vs Argentina Saturday, November 10 Venue: Aviva Stadium Kick-off: 18:30 GMT Referee: Nic Berry (Australia) Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Ludovic Cayre (France) Television match official: David Grashoff (England) I confess to not having had the time nor motivation to put much effort researching this Test and...

November 2018 Test Matches – Wales vs Australia – Saturday, November 10

  November 2018 Test Matches Wales vs Australia Saturday, November 10 Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Kick-off: 17:20 GMT; 19:20 SA Time Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand) Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand) Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland) Wales have not beaten Australia in a rugby Test in a very...

November 2018 Test Matches – France vs South Africa – Saturday, 10th November

November 2018 Test Matches France vs South Africa Saturday, 10th November Venue: Stade de France, Paris Kick-off: 21h05 local; 20h05 GMT; 22h05 SA Time Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales) Assistant referees: Matthew Carley (England), Tom Foley (England) TMO: Rowan Kitt (England) Rassie Erasmus could not resist poking a bit of cheeky fun at...

November 2018 Test Matches – England vs New Zealand – Saturday, November 10

November 2018 Test Matches England vs New Zealand Saturday, November 10 Venue: Twickenham Kick-off: 15h00 GMT; 17h00 SA Time Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France) Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Marius Mitrea (Italy) TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa) This could get interesting! The noises out of the England camp suggest that they really, firmly,...

Twiggy’s Rugby Rebel Competition Grows

Twiggy's Rugby Rebel Competition Grows At the end of 2017 the Western Force were booted out of Super Rugby after a long and costly fight. Aussie billionaire Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest had joined the fight for the Force to stay in...

INJURY UPDATE: Etzebeth Making Good Progress!

INJURY UPDATE: Etzebeth Making Good Progress! Eben Etzebeth has gone from probably being sidelined for the rest of the tour to a possible Springbok starter against France this coming Saturday. The dramatic change in the big lock’s status was revealed on...

Faf & Company Join The ‘Boks.

  Faf & Company Join The ‘Boks. The World Rugby Test Window has finally “opened” which is a huge boost for the Springbok team currently touring in Europe. The team is finally able to call on the likes of Willie le...

Review: England 12 – 11 South Africa: 3rd November 2018

November Tests England 12 - 11 South Africa  3rd November 2018 Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia) Assistant referees: Jerome Garces (France), Ben Whitehouse (Wales) TMO: Olly Hodges (Ireland) Test Match rugby is about taking your chances. On Saturday England took their chances, and South Africa did not. Period. The scoreboard reflects...

Super Rugby 2019 – Fixture List

Super Rugby 2019 Fixture List ROUND 1   Day & Date   Home Team   Away Team   Venue Kick Off (Local) Kick Off (GMT) Kick Off (SA Time) Friday 15 February Chiefs Highlanders TBC 19:35 6:35 8:35 Friday 15 February Brumbies Rebels TBC 19:45 8:45 10:35 Saturday 16 February Blues Crusaders TBC 19:35 6:35 8:35 Saturday 16 February Waratahs Hurricanes TBC 19:45 8:45 10:35 Saturday 16 February Sunwolves Sharks TBC 18:55 10:55 12:55 Saturday 16 February Bulls Stormers TBC 17:15 15:15 17:15 Saturday 16 February Jaguares Lions TBC 18:40 21:40 23:40 Bye: Reds   ROUND 2   Day & Date   Home Team   Away Team   Venue Kick Off (Local) Kick Off (GMT) Kick Off (SA Time) Friday 22 February Highlanders Reds TBC 19:35 6:35 8:35 Saturday...

November 2018 Test Matches – England vs South Africa – Saturday, November 3

November 2018 Test Matches England vs South Africa Saturday, November 3 Venue: Twickenham, London Kick-off: 15:00 GMT; 17:00 SA Time Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia) Assistant referees: Jerome Garces (France), Ben Whitehouse (Wales) TMO: Olly Hodges (Ireland) Watching the lead-up to this Test has been a fascinating exercise. In England, the media was...

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