The Springboks were the only team last year to fail and win both matches against Argentina, but it seems that the weakening of Los Pumas should make the opening match between the two sides a less than even affair. More
For the second straight year, the Rugby Championship kicks off in the four-team format, as Argentina continue to look for their first win in the competition, while South Africa and Australia are hoping that something can be done against the uber-dominating All Blacks, sweeping their way towards the title last year.
In the first half the stormy weather and a surprisingly tenacious and efficient Argentina took the All Blacks by surprise. In the second half the storm settled, and so did the New Zealand players, looking much more accurate and confident on offense, with Cory Jane and Julian Savea making it a third consecutive win in the Rugby Championship, 21-5. More
No more Tri-Nations. From now on, these are the Rugby Championships, the Southern Hemisphere annual rugby union competition, as Argentina make their debut, hoping that the challenge of facing Australia, New Zealand and South Africa on an annual basis proves to be a positive thing instead of just constant losing and a demoralizing experience. More
The All Blacks had a rough first half in their quarter final against Argentina, but Piri Weepu’s perfect kicking (7 for 7 penalty kicks) and later on Kieran Read and Brad Thorn’s tries gave New Zealand a 33-10 win in the quarter final, setting up a match vs Australia in the Semis. More
Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino scored the only try of the match with Scotland celebrating second earlier after a Dan Parks drop goal. Settling for the 3 points instead of going for the try or eating up the clock eventually doomed the Scottish side, losing 13-12, now in a must win situation before facing England. More