I remember the first few guises of Super rugby, the Super 8, Super 10 and the Super 12. I was a youngster when it started, quite surprised that suddenly our much loved local teams were taking on these teams from overseas, littered with great All Blacks and Wallabies that I’d only seen during Springboks tours and during the 1991 and 1995 world cup.
Today in a local newspaper it was confirmed – like we did months ago – that Francois Steyn wants to come back and play in SA.
The replacement for the Tri-Nations is here: it’s called “The Rugby Championship” and will see South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and new boys Argentina compete for an all-new trophy – and the title of Southern Hemisphere champions – between August and October next year. [...]
The Tri Nations has come to an end for the 2011 year, and it is with a sad feeling that we say good bye to the premier tournament in the Southern Hemisphere as it will be extended to a four team competition next year to include Argentina. [...]
The Tri Nations tournament for 2011 is a thing of the past with the Wallabies winning the title in spectacular fashion after beating the All Blacks in Brisbane. Here is the team that I think fairly represents the best players in each position taking into account the series as a whole: [...]
It seems the Tri Nations loss to Australia on Saturday is not only a blow to the All Blacks mentally, but they have also lost two players to injury, of which they will only recover later in the tournament. [...]
The Wallabies won their first Tri Nations title in ten years on Saturday morning, and this has opened the door to many questions. A few that jump to mind: Did the All Blacks peak too early, yet again? Was it a ploy to instill false confidence in the teams to face the All Blacks later in the competition? Or was a it a case of simply being outplayed on the day? [...]
Australian flyhalf Quade Cooper was called in front of a SANZAR judicial hearing this morning after he allegedly striked Richie McCaw with his knee in the Wallabies win over the All Blacks in Brisbane on Saturday. [...]
What better way to start a Saturday than with a Tri Nations deciding match between top opposition. And what a cracker of a game this should be with both teams eager to add another Tri Nations victory to their names. [...]
Graham Henry has not taken to the idea of losing another match before the World Cup and has decided to recall almost all his top players to face Australia in Brisbane this weekend. The team sees 13 changes to the one that lost to South Africa on the weekend, and will be skippered by Richie McCaw. [...]
All Blacks.com report that All Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have today announced the squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. [...]
For years Springbok rugby fans have lamented the poor planning and tactics which gives rise to the perceived thinking that the Springboks are continually behind the curve when it comes to planning and preparation for big games and tournaments when compared to our Australasian friends. [...]
An unconfirmed report has suggested that Pat Lambie sustained a grade 2 AC joint tear to his shoulder in the opening minutes of Saturday’s test against the All Blacks in Port Elizabeth. [...]
The advice of the television match official at the Tri-Nations match between South Africa and New Zealand on Saturday has evoked some questioning.
Article Courtesy of Rugby365. [...]
The Springboks beat the All Blacks in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, finally getting a victory after three straight losses in the Tri Nations tournament so far. The Springboks will still remain rooted to the bottom of the Tri Nations log, and still a disappointing campaign after all. [...]