While Test teams in the Southern Hemisphere often base their games around a heady amalgamation of domestic tactics combined with some enhancements from the international coaches, in France, this is an almost impossible task.
There was more than one Kiwi eyebrow raised when some suggested, post a Reds Super Rugby title and Wallabies Tri Nations win, that Quade Cooper had superseded Dan Carter as the game’s preeminent playmaker, and was perhaps, even a better player than the All Blacks first five-eighth.
Paul O’Connell has backed Sam Warburton as British & Irish Lions captain. The Irish second-row was the famous tourists’ skipper in South Africa four years ago and was tipped for the honour again.
As the countdown begins to the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France in August 2014 England Women are embarking on their busiest ever summer of international rugby. England will play the reigning world champions New Zealand over a three-Test series in New Zealand in July before heading to Denver to defend their Nations Cup title where they’ll take on Canada, the USA and South Africa in July and August.
Leinster Rugby, B & I, Greg Feek, Rabo 12
Captains from the Pindan Premier Grade give their tip for the 2013 PG Hampsire Award.
On Monday May 20 members of the HSBC Waratahs squad kicked off the second week of the team’s Junior Club Blitz by passing on their skills and knowledge to over 300 junior players at Easts Rugby Club. To keep up to date with Tahs Together events happening in your area, visit:
As part of Queensland Rugby’s 2013 Heritage Round, we showcase the rich history of one of Queensland’s most successful clubs, University of Queensland Rugby Union.