Rugby World Cup

Ireland Drop to Sixth in the World

Ireland have dropped to Sixth in the world, dropping below Argentina (who they face in their Pool D match in Paris on 30th September) after their defeat against Scotland at the weekend. Scotland’s win on the other hand sees them take the number 10 spot. Ireland have the potential to move back up into the… Read more »

Eddie O’Sullivan’s Ireland Squad

O’Sullivan named his squad after their 31-21 defeat at Murrayfield, a game in which Shane Horgan suffered a twisted knee in the build-up. “Overall I wouldn’t say I was happy with the game, but I was happy to get a game under our belt,” said O’Sullivan. “I’m disappointed to lose but at the same time… Read more »

Stopping the All-Blacks?

There are a few who might, South Africa, France, Ireland and Australia maybe? Most would say this Rugby World Cup is a foregone conclusion for the All Blacks this year, having won 19 out of their last 20 tests. South Africa are agreed to be the most likely coming through the Super 14 campaigned to… Read more »

More Automatic Qualifiers for Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup board members have announced an increase in automatic qualifiers from eight to 12, who will progress straight through to the competition in New Zealand for the 2011 World Cup. England, South Africa, Australia, Wales, New Zealand, Scotland, France and Ireland are likely to fill the original slots after the World Cup in… Read more »

Euro Rugby in the World Cup? By a South African?

I spent some time today reading an article from a South African newspaper, it’s a few weeks old but went on to discuss the state of Northern Hemisphere Rugby and how the Six Nations has turned into weekend trips everywhere and that the Rugby has declined and the occasion that has taken precedence. The article… Read more »