WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP 2017: 50 DAYS TO GO

index   July 4, 2017   Comments Off on WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP 2017: 50 DAYS TO GO

On August 9, the Women’s Rugby World Cup will kick off in Dublin and Tuesday, 2oth June marked 50 days until the event kick-starts.


Dubbed the largest women’s international sport event holding this year in Ireland, this world cup event will take place in Dublin and Belfast.

To compete in this event are 12 teams shared into three pools of four teams each in the group phases. Progressing into the semi-finals would be the winner of each pool, alongside the best second placed team.

The campus of the University College Dublin is where the pool stages will take place, while the knockout rounds will move north to Belfast.

This round will take place in Belfast’s 18,000 capacityKingspan Stadium, which also serves as home to Ulster Rugby and Queens’ University campus.

The first of this world cup event games will see the current reigning World champions, England go head on with Spain on August 9 in Dublin.

That same evening, the world cup hosts, Ireland will start off their campaign as they go on all out in the evening of the same day against Australia. Continue reading

Rugby World Cup Of Women

index   May 1, 2017   Comments Off on Rugby World Cup Of Women

The Rugby World Cup that is scheduled this year is that of women’s.


This premier international league event will see some of the best women’s rugby teams participating across the world including Australia. Those who are avid followers of rugby game and wish to support the women’s tournament will get to see Jillaroos and their rival teams in action. Currently tickets to the Rugby League World Cup are available for sale.

The semi finals and pool stages can be watched by the fans for a mere ten dollar ticket. Children who are under 16 as well as concession card holders will have free access. Countries like England, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Papua and New Guinea would all be participating in the tournament. The pool stages and semi final matches would be played from November 16th to 26th at the Southern Cross Group Stadium located in Cronulla. Joy Neville of Limerick would be referred at the Women’s Rugby World Cup that would be held in Ireland in August. Neville would be one of the nine referees of the world league. Continue reading

FRENCH RUGBY UNION DECRIES IRFU’S POOR POST-MATCH HOSPITALITY

index   March 12, 2017   Comments Off on FRENCH RUGBY UNION DECRIES IRFU’S POOR POST-MATCH HOSPITALITY

Last weekend saw the battle to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup intensify.


South Africa, France and Ireland are all in the race for the hosting rights, although the two European sides have been deemed to be the front-runners in the race, just ahead of the Autumn vote.

The duo of Ireland and France for the last time before the vote met in a game, which saw the French team donning jerseys with #France2023 in a bid to promote their intents.

However, a report emanating on Monday in Midi-Olympique claimed that the French Rugby Federation (FFR) disclosed their displeasure with the way they were treated after the match.

Secretary General of the FFR, Christian Dullin claimed in the article that the treatment of the FFR by IRFU officials at a post-match banquet was like “us hosting other Unions at the snack bars under the stands at the Stade de France.” He also went on, saying that the IRFU was using such a protocol for the very first time. Continue reading

RUGBY WORLD CUP AT KINGSPAN WOULD BE GREAT – QERA

index   December 15, 2016   Comments Off on RUGBY WORLD CUP AT KINGSPAN WOULD BE GREAT – QERA

By Friday night, Fiji would take on the famous Barbarians at the Kingspan Stadium, a place which might not look too familiar to both the coach and captain.


Fiji’s coach, John McKee with a CV that includes stints in England, France, Australia and Tonga, is still well ble to remember the visits he had made to Kingspan while it eas still Ravenhill, with Michael Bradley as his assistant at Connacht.

“I really enjoyed my time in Ireland,” McKee had recalled.

“My wife is from Mayo so the time I spent there was very good rugby-wise but also for the family.

“I can well remember a few trips up to Ravenhill to play Ulster, there were some great contests.”

Fiji’s skipper, AkapusiQera has had some less frequent visits to Belfast, having been part of the Gloucester team that had taken a bonus-point win home in the year 2007 from a Heineken Cup game.

He also talked about the vast improvements that had been made to the facilities, saying that it would bode well for Ireland’s bid for the 2023 World Cup. His words, Continue reading

Japan Preparing For 2019 World Cup

index   October 12, 2016   Comments Off on Japan Preparing For 2019 World Cup

Japan will be hosting the 2019 Rugby World Cup ad the preparations for the tournament are in full swing.


There are only three more years to go to the game changing tournament and everyone involved with the game in Japan are looking to make this spectacle the best that the world has ever seen. Japan recently celebrated their best achievement in their rugby history and that was their 2015 World Cup victory over the Springboks in England. It happened on 19th September 2015 and to commemorate with the anniversary of their sport’s greatest achievement, the achievement was celebrated all over the nation.

A special event was organized in Tokyo by the organizers of the Japan Rugby 2019 and the Japan Rugby Football Union to mark the first anniversary of Japan beating South Africa in a World Cup game. The members of the rugby team were present at the event to add glamour and glitz to the show. Everyone now is looking forward to a path breaking world cup tournament in Japan in 2019.

The national broadcasters and all the media were in attendance for this special event. The Japanese rugby fans also got into the act of sharing their excitement and their curiosity about the Rugby World Cup in Japan on social media. The hosting preparations are in full swing and Japan does not want anything to be left out in the last minute.
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Newcastle showed Harlequins ‘too much respect’

admin   September 19, 2016   Comments Off on Newcastle showed Harlequins ‘too much respect’

Dean Richards, the director of rugby, stated that Newcastle Falcons lost to Harlequins as they showed a lot of “respect.” In the match Newcastle trailed by fifteen points at half-time on Saturday and, in spite of a late comeback, finally lost 46-25.

Richards told BBC that this was what might have been if they had not offered them the attempts in the first half. They showed them too much respect. Therefore, in the 2nd half they said that they are not ready to do this and they scored three tries.

It was a 6th back to back loss for the Falcons, who stay 4 points above bottom positioned London Irish with 3 matches left of the season. The fifty-two year old further went on to say that he believed that they looked quite sharp, but after that they lost Sean Robinson to the sin-bin and then started going after the game. They gave a few penalties away that they did not required to do and Harlequins converted those and began to pull away again. Continue reading