RBS 6 Nations 2011: Wales Coach Warren Gatland Pre-Tournament Interview

With much of the Rugby Union media making a characteristic brouhaha over comments Warren Gatland has made in recent interviews and press conferences, Gatland delivers an open and honest interview ahead of RBS 6 Nations 2011. In the video interview (above) Gatland tells: “My problem is that you end up doing that much press during … Read more RBS 6 Nations 2011: Wales Coach Warren Gatland Pre-Tournament Interview

RBS 6 Nations 2011: Martin Johnson Pre-Tournament Interview

Martin Johnson speaks ahead of the RBS 6 Nations 2011, with his England side going into Friday’s curtain raiser against Wales in Cardiff as bookmakers’ favourites to lift the tournament. In his pre-tournament interview, Johnson said of the opening match in Wales: This (opening match in Wales) is a big game, lets not hide away … Read more RBS 6 Nations 2011: Martin Johnson Pre-Tournament Interview

RBS 6 Nations 2011: Wales Name Team to Face England

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named his squad to face England in Friday evening’s RBS 6 Nations 2011 opening match at the Millennium Stadium. James Hook will start the match at full-back, Lee Byrne will begin the game as a replacement. Morgan Stoddart will start his first match for Wales since 2008 as he replaces … Read more RBS 6 Nations 2011: Wales Name Team to Face England

RBS 6 Nations 2011: England Announce Squad to Face Wales

England have announced their squad to face Wales in this Friday’s RBS 6 Nations 2011 opener at the Millennium Stadium. England will be led by World Cup winner Mike Tindall, as Lewis Moody is currently injured. Tom Wood of Northampton comes in to make his debut in the vacant flank position. Wales v England will … Read more RBS 6 Nations 2011: England Announce Squad to Face Wales

Rugby Union Poll: Who Will Win RBS 6 Nations 2011?

With one of the most popular tournaments in Rugby Union – certainly the most popular in the Northern Hemisphere – the RBS 6 Nations, kicking off on Friday, its time to grapple with the important question regarding the potential winner. All this week, we’ll be providing full previews and analysis for each of this year’s … Read more Rugby Union Poll: Who Will Win RBS 6 Nations 2011?

Rugby Union: RBS 6 Nations 2011 Fixtures Schedule

Fans of Northern Hemisphere Rugby Union are currently looking forward to this season’s RBS 6 Nations 2011 Tournament, which begins in early February 2011. The full tournament launch takes place on 25th January 2011, when The Global Herald will be there to capture player and coach interviews for rugby fans. Until then, its time to … Read more Rugby Union: RBS 6 Nations 2011 Fixtures Schedule

Rugby Union: Injury Forces Dafydd Jones’ Retirement

Dafydd Jones, who played rugby union for Wales and Scarlets of the Magners League, has today announced that he is to retire from all rugby following his failure to recover from a shoulder injury suffered during an international match against the All Blacks in November 2009. Jones, 31, has not played rugby since damaging his … Read more Rugby Union: Injury Forces Dafydd Jones’ Retirement

Rugby Union: Wales 25-37 New Zealand

New Zealand appeared to have cruise control turned on for much of this evening’s Autumn International match with Wales at the Millennium Stadium, but still produced a couple of bursts of scintillating attacking rugby to lift this match 37-25, scoring five tries to Wales’ one in the process. Wales got a last minute consolation through … Read more Rugby Union: Wales 25-37 New Zealand

Rugby Union: Italy 24-16 Fiji

Italy ground out their first Autumn International win at their final attempt in today’s early kick off against Fiji in Modena. Italy won 24-16 with every point coming from the boot of Mirco Bergamasco, who kicked 8 penalties from 8, giving the home side the win despite Fiji’s spirited performance. Tuapati Talemaitoga got Fiji off … Read more Rugby Union: Italy 24-16 Fiji

Rugby Union: England 11-21 South Africa

South Africa bounced back from their Murrayfield defeat this afternoon with a strong performance against England at Twickenham, winning 21-11 against a slightly lacklustre England side. The first half was a little cagey and finished 6-6 with two penalties apiece from England’s Flood and South Africa’s Steyn. In the second half, however, England showed yet … Read more Rugby Union: England 11-21 South Africa

Rugby Union: Scotland 19-16 Samoa

Scotland have defeated Samoa this afternoon with a last gasp final kick of the game penalty in Aberdeen. Local boy Ruaridh Jackson was the hero for the home side as he had the responsibility of taking the final penalty as Dan Parks had been substituted minutes earlier. The result means Scotland have not lost a … Read more Rugby Union: Scotland 19-16 Samoa

Rugby Union: Autumn International Fixtures, Saturday 27th November 2010

Five more Autumn International rugby union matches are scheduled for the afternoon and evening of Saturday 27th November 2010, including some fascinating clashes. Italy v Fiji – Kick-Off (GMT) 14:00 Italy play this solid Fiji side, with both teams in reasonable form: Fiji managed an impressive draw with Wales last Friday and Italy have been … Read more Rugby Union: Autumn International Fixtures, Saturday 27th November 2010

Rugby Union: New Zealand Name Side to Face Wales

New Zealand will be making six changes to the side that beat Ireland last week as they have named their squad to face Wales. Mealamu is back following his two week ban, while Nonu takes a rest to be replaced at centre by Sonny Bill Williams. Wales are looking for their first victory in this … Read more Rugby Union: New Zealand Name Side to Face Wales

Rugby Union: Autumn International Results, Saturday 20th November 2010

Five Autumn International Test matches took place on Saturday, 20th November 2010, with ten of the World’s best rugby union sides in action. Ireland 18 v 38 New Zealand In the big match of the day, the evening’s game between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks, it was once again this Autumn the men in … Read more Rugby Union: Autumn International Results, Saturday 20th November 2010

Rugby Union: Autumn International Fixtures, Saturday 20th November 2010

More Rugby Union Autumn Internationals are due to take place tomorrow, on Saturday 20th November 2010, as teams from the Six Nations are once more in action against the touring Southern Hemisphere sides. England v Samoa – Kick-Off 14:30 GMT At Twickenham, England take on Samoa after their excellent performance last week in defeating Australia … Read more Rugby Union: Autumn International Fixtures, Saturday 20th November 2010