LIMA: Canada’s women defended their Pan Am Games rugby sevens crown on Sunday while the men’s team were dethroned by a rampaging Argentina. Winger Asia Hogan-Rochester tore through the US with three tries to lead a young squad to a convincing 24-10 win over their arch-rivals.
Australia must build on the confidence gained from their scrappy 16-10 win over Argentina on Saturday if they are to make an impact at the Rugby World Cup, former captain John Eales has said. The Wallabies clinched the much-needed victory in Brisbane to secure a fourth victory in their last 14 Tests
Managing risk while experimenting with selections, tactics and combinations has been the major theme in the build-up to Saturday’s Rugby Championship blockbuster clash between South Africa and New Zealand.
Argentina are looking to maintain the momentum from the Jaguares’ remarkable Super Rugby season as they bid for a first ever victory over New Zealand when the Rugby Championship kicks-off on Saturday. Just two months before the start of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, reigning champions the All Blacks
In Vietnam’s Kim Boi district, children are playing touch rugby in a country where few people have ever heard of the sport.
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus said his team were “lucky in a big way” to snatch a thrilling 16-16 draw with world title-holders New Zealand in the Rugby Championship, helped as they were by a last-gasp try from scrum-half Herschel Jantjies.
Australia rebounded from last week’s loss to South Africa to get the better of Argentina 16-10 in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, giving scrum-half Will Genia an emotional send-off in his final Test in Brisbane.
Michael Cheika has never been one to shirk a challenge and the Wallabies coach barely had time to digest a first win of the season before turning to a pretty imposing one — back-to-back Tests against the world champion All Blacks.
Rassie Erasmus will take positives from Saturday’s 16-16 draw with the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship but the Springboks coach thinks the result will be irrelevent when the teams next meet in the Rugby World Cup on Sept. 21.