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November 2018 Test Matches – Japan vs New Zealand – Saturday, November 3

  November 2018 Test Matches Japan vs New Zealand Saturday, November 3 Venue: Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo Kick-off: 14:45 local; 05:45 GMT; 07:45 SA time. Referee: Matthew Carley (England) Assistant Referees: Damon Murphy (Australia), Graham Cooper (Australia) TMO: Damien Mitchelmore (Australia) Don’t you just hate it when the media talks of a team as...

Kiwis Announce Their 2019 Super Squads

Kiwis Announce Their 2019 Super Squads Thirty-three new players feature among the 190 professional players contracted by New Zealand’s five Super Rugby franchises for the 2019 season. The five New Zealand based Super Rugby franchises, the Blues, Chiefs, Wellington, Crusaders and...

Bizzy Has Neck Surgery!

Bizzy Has Neck Surgery! Bismarck du Plessis has often been mentioned as a back-up option for the Springbok hooking berth, especially if the likes of Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, and Akker van der Merwe were injured. This has become more likely...

Eddie Trims Squad To 25 for Springboks!

Eddie Trims Squad To 25 for Springboks! Michael Rhodes will not play against South Africa this weekend. He is one of the players left out of the 25-man England squad announced by Eddie Jones for the upcoming Test against the...

NOVEMBER RUGBY INTERNATIONAL Fixtures

NOVEMBER RUGBY INTERNATIONALS 3rd November Wales v Scotland (Principality Stadium, Cardiff) England v South Africa (Twickenham, London) Ireland v Italy (Soldier Field, Chicago) Japan v New Zealand (Tokyo) November 10 Italy v Georgia (Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence) Scotland v Fiji (Murrayfield, Edinburgh) England v New Zealand (Twickenham) Wales v...

36-Man Springbok Squad for November Tour.

36-Man Springbok Squad for November Tour. There are no real surprises in the November Tour Springbok squad announced by Rassie Erasmus. The squad includes a trio of uncapped players, and recalls for a couple of others, all pretty much as...

Bledisloe 2018- 3rd Test Match – New Zealand vs Australia –...

November 2018 Test Matches New Zealand vs Australia Saturday, October 27 Venue: Nissan Stadium, Yokohama Kick-off: 15:00 local (07:00 BST, 06:00 GMT) 08:00 SA Time Referee: Romain Poite (France) Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa) TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)   Although this Test is officially not...

Jean Deysel Retires

Jean Deysel Retires Ulster Rugby have confirmed that former Springbok and Sharks loose forward Jean Deysel has retired from all forms of professional rugby with immediate effect. Deysel enjoyed a career that earned him win four caps for the Springboks. He...

Reds Pay Cooper to be a Rebel

Reds Pay Cooper to be a Rebel Quade Cooper is one of the most divisive rugby players on the planet. Either you like him and love his unorthodox approach to the game and life in general, or you do not....

Long-Term Contract for Folau

Long-Term Contract for Folau Whilst Rugby Australia itself is habitually running at a financial loss and is desperately seeking new sources of income, they continue to throw the big bucks at their star players, a system which has already caused...

Rassie’s End-Of-Year Bok Practice Squad

Rassie's End-Of-Year Bok Practice Squad The 107-capped Tendai “the Beast” Mtawarira will miss the end-of-year Springbok tour to the north due to an injury that he picked up in the last Rugby Championships Test against the All Blacks. He is...

Eddie’s November Test Training Squad

Eddie’s November Test Training Squad Eddie Jones has named a 36-man England squad to fly to Portugal next week for a training camp to prepare for their first Test of the November internationals against South Africa. Jones confirmed that Owen Farrell...

How Deep Is The Talent Pool?

How Deep Is The Talent Pool? The 2018 Rugby Championships is done and dusted. Rassie Erasmus’s first seven months in charge of the Springboks produced so much more than many had expected. Starting from a below-zero base, he hauled the...

51-Player All Black Squad, Are They Changing Their Game?

51-Player All Black Squad, Are They Changing Their Game.   Steve Hansen has announced a strong 51-player squad for the All Black’s upcoming end-of-year tour to Japan and Europe. First up, Hansen named a 32-man squad of players who go to Yokohama...

Match Officials For November 2018 Tours

Match Officials For November 2018 Tours Fixture Officials South Africa   England v South Africa Twickenham Stadium, England 3 Nov 2018 3.00pm Referee Angus Gardner (Australia) Assistant Referees Jérôme Garcès (France) Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand) TMO Olly Hodges (Ireland)   France v South Africa Stade de France, Paris, France 10 Nov 2018 9.05pm Referee Nigel Owens (Wales) Assistant Referees Matthew Carley (England) Tom Foley (England) TMO Rowan Kitt (England)   Scotland v South Africa BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland 17 Nov 2018 5.20pm Referee Romain Poite (France) Assistant Referees Ben O'Keeffe (New...

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