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Five things from RBS 6 Nations – Round 1

The men with the mikes The  RBS 6 Nations commentators we listened to in Australia were in good form. When Italy flanker Alessandro Zanni had to go off for a blood bin and be replaced, Eddie Butler quipped. On comes Dries van Schalwyk—not the most Italian of names

HSBC Sevens World Series: Matt Burke on the Sydney Sevens

RW caught up with 81-cap World Cup winner Matt Burke at the Sydney leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series for a chat about the new venue, the Sevens evolution and the Olympics Star turns: New Zealand won the Sydney Sevens with the last play of the competitionOn Sydney as a location “It was a belting weekend in Sydney. The move of location has been a success. …Continue reading »

Eddie Jones Is Turning England Back Into The ‘Bastards’ Of Rugby, And That’s No Bad Thing

Eddie Jones’ reign as England head coach began in earnest this weekend, and it appears his focus has been more on the culture off the pitch than on it. Under Stuart Lancaster, England were modest, self-deprecating and almost likeable (almost). Under Jones, all the looks set to change as the Australian looks to imbue a […]The post Eddie Jones Is Turning England Back Into The ‘Bastards’ Of Rugby, And That’s No Bad Thing appeared first on In The Loose.

Five things we’ve learnt: Scotland v England

Watching Scotland feels at times like whack-a-mole; put one thing to bed only for a previous problem to re-emerge, writes a frustrated Rory BaldwinTime to stick together: Scotland have slipped out of the Top 10 in the world rankingsWas the World Cup all a dream? That righteous anger over Craig Joubert‘s dodgy decision in the Australia game all …Continue reading »

New Zealand snatch 7s victory with 8 men on the field

One of the biggest talking points of the Sydney 7s weekend was New Zealand snatching a draw at the death against hosts Australia, but with an extra man on the field. World Rugby are reportedly investigating the embarassing incident. World Rugby have stated that the result will stand but disciplinary action could follow, pending an investigation into what was the second week running that the All Black Sevens team have won a crucial match due to questionable officiating.

New Zealand win Sydney Sevens

Teenager Rieko Ioane scored a dramatic last-gasp try to give New Zealand a 27-24 win over Australia in a thrilling final on Sunday and dash hopes of a home triumph in the inaugural Sydney Sevens.

Australia win Sydney 7s exhibition series

Organisers had wanted to being a round of the Women’s World Series to the Sydney 7s this year, but proximity in the calendar to the Sao Paulo made it impossible. Instead Australia welcomed Ireland, who played the three games series at the end of a two-week camp down-under.Read more about Australia win Sydney 7s exhibition series

Sydney Sevens Day Two

Cup Quarter-Final: Australia 17 defeated England 12 Australia are through to a Cup Semi-Final match-up with South Africa after beating England in an extra time Quarter-Final thriller, 17-12. Battling against the midday Sydney heat as well as the whistle of referee Craig Joubert, Australia’s Henry Hutchinson scored two tries including the match-winner in the fourth minute […] The post Sydney Sevens Day Two appeared first on Green and Gold Rugby.

Did New Zealand cheat?

NEWS: New Zealand stands accused of 'cheating', by having two many players on the field in a crucial pool match against Australia at the Sydney Sevens.

World Rugby investigate as NZ Sevens field 8 players

World Rugby are investigating to determine whether New Zealand fielded 8 players in their Sydney Sevens match against Australia on Saturday. New Zealand were awarded a penalty in the final minute and they used the penalty to score a try which they used to score a try and level the match at 17 all. Controversially […] The post World Rugby investigate as NZ Sevens field 8 players appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Sydney Sevens Day One

Game One: Australia 24 defeated Portugal 8 Australia have opened their Sydney Sevens campaign with a 24-7 victory over Portugal in Pool A. Cam Clark, Australian Men’s Sevens Player of the Year for 2014 and 2015, clinched the victory with a hat-trick in a man of the match performance.

Sydney Sevens: Big guns qualify

PREVIEW: South Africa, Fiji and England won all three of their matches on Day One of the Sydney Sevens, the fourth round of the series, while hosts Australia and New Zealand ended the opening day with an enthralling 17-17 draw.

Cotter remains with consistency for England

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter pulled no big surprises in naming his team to play England in the Six Nations opener at Murrayfield on Saturday and instead opted for consistency. Cotter has made just two changes to the side that lost to Australia in the Rugby World Cup quarter final which was their last outing. […] The post Cotter remains with consistency for England appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

John Barclay returns to Scotland XV

John Barclay will make his first Six Nations appearance in four years on Saturday after being named in Scotland team to take on England at Murrayfield. The Scarlets flanker is one of just two new faces in the starting XV  that took to the field to face Australia in the World Cup quarter-final.

Cooper misses Sevens cut

NEWS: Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper has failed to make Australia's 12-man squad for this week's Sydney Sevens despite making a long-haul trip for the tournament.