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Sunday’s rugby match Cal and British Columbia was almost like a match of tug o’ war. It was really a test of strength in the way the two teams locked horns in the ground, not leaving a single inch of the ground each other that could pull the opposition across center line.
In a great tug of war match neither squad is able to get much of an advantage nor that is exactly how Sunday’s rugby match appeared to be till the very last seconds of the match.
A last-minute conversion kick by Jake Anderson, 5th year senior fullback as well as co-captain, was the final tug, as the resulting 3 points kept Cal ahead on scoreboard for a score of 23-21. Jack Clark, the chief coach, told that he believed that it was really good effort. It took a whole lot of guts to go to Vancouver and get a win in the game, and we are really proud of the team.
We all know that rugby is inherently a physical game, and this time the stakes were raised for Cal and British Columbia game and both squads upped the ante, triggering the ref to wave his yellow card throughout the match. The rivalry comes from a ninety five year history between these two squads who take each other on a yearly basis in the “World Cup” — which is a 2 game that fixes who takes home the prized trophy. Continue reading →
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Ian Ritchie, the chief executive of the Rugby Football Union, said that a 4th consecutive 2nd placed finish for England in Six Nations was unacceptable. England lost the game on points difference against Ireland, the 4th successive time they have been 2nd spot holder under their chief coach Stuart Lancaster.
Ritchie said that he does not believe that this is acceptable at all. As a country they must win more – it is Grand Slams or Six Nations Championships. Continue reading →
Rugby World head Alan Giplin is seemingly impressed with Ireland’s 2023 bid as a probable host for Rugby World Cup. The very cross-border bid, that was declared amidst huge fanfare, has already garnered a number of admirers and one of them is surely the honorary chief of World Cup Rugby.
Ireland would be able to know about its chances in 2017 when the competition timeline would be announced by Mr. Giplin.
Describing Ireland’s bid as “fantastic”, Giplin has also confirmed about South Africa’s interest as a possible host for 2023 Rugby World Cup. USA & France too are speculated to bid for hosting the elite tournament.
“We’ve got strong interest from Ireland & South Africa”, stated Giplin.
“Ireland was really vocal regarding its desire to be the host for the World event. Continue reading →
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Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints have announced the signing of Scottish lock Tom Ryder from the Glasgow Warriors until the end of the season.
Ryder, who previously played in England with the Jimmies’ bitter West Midlands rival the Leicester Tigers for a time, knows the game in the country like the palm of his hand and could prove to be a very shrewd signing for the Saints.
The 29 year old, who has also represented Saracens FC in England earned his only two caps for the Scotland rugby team in 2012 but has made a staggering 87 appearances for the Glasgow Warriors since signing for the club in the summer of 2010. Continue reading →
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