Gatland: Hats off to New Zealand, we were outsmarted – but it’s fixable – The Guardian

Warren Gatland said his British & Irish Lions were tactically outsmarted by Steve Hansen’s All Blacks in their 30-15 first Test defeat at Eden Park. Gatland’s side now have to win the remaining two Tests, with only one Lions squad in the past 118 years having bounced back to win a series from 1-0 down. […]

Pumas still looking for consistency as Rugby Championship looms – euronews

By Rex Gowar (Reuters) – Argentina sealed a first win in six when they beat Georgia on Saturday, but their recent defeats to England showed they must be more consistent and better in defence if they are to avoid the wooden spoon again in this year’s Rugby Championship. Wing Ramiro Moyano’s second hat-trick of the […]

Time for the ARU to admit it can’t cut a Super Rugby team – The Sydney Morning Herald

As the Wallabies took on the Azzurri in Brisbane, I was fortunate to be one of many Waratahs who went back and played in the Shute Shield for our clubs. It was a terrific reminder of the strength of the rugby community and another step in the revitalisation of Premier Rugby, which is thriving across […]

Wallabies players not fit for test rugby – Moore – euronews

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s Super Rugby teams have failed to produce players fit enough for test rugby, leaving the Wallabies scrambling to prepare for bigger tests to come against the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship, according to captain Stephen Moore. Australia laboured in a 40-27 win over Italy in Brisbane on Saturday, fading badly […]

Accommodation offer leads to meeting with rugby royalty – New Zealand Herald

A stranded Lions fan who didn’t have any accommodation has been taken in by the family of an All Black. The mum of All Black Rieko Ioane and Blues star Akira found out Lions supporter Alex Edwards was planning to sleep in his caravan in the carpark of the Ponsonby Rugby Club. So she took […]

Gatland: Hats off to New Zealand, we were outsmarted – but it’s fixable – The Guardian

Warren Gatland said his British & Irish Lions were tactically outsmarted by Steve Hansen’s All Blacks in their 30-15 first Test defeat at Eden Park. Gatland’s side now have to win the remaining two Tests, with only one Lions squad in the past 118 years having bounced back to win a series from 1-0 down. […]

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