Uruguay have qualified for the forthcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup following their 32-21 defeat of Canada. The South American side made the final cut for the World Cup with their success in the Americas playoff series finale in Montevideo.
The 32-21 result made it 70-60 aggregate to guarantee them safe passage to Japan for the world mundial next year. Uruguay will join Fiji, Georgia, Wales and Australia in Pool D. Los Teros won the first leg away in Vancouver last week 38-29, and they seemed set for Japan. However, the visitors started very wellon Saturday when they met, leading 15-0.
Once again the World Rugby has confirmed that its support for the Women’s Rugby World Cup will always be there.
He will reconfirm this with their general manager Katie Sadleir for the game of women after the detailed review process which will take place at the conclusion of the tournament.
In an exclusive interview, Pete Steinberg, the head coach USA has put the charges of “discrimination” on the global governing body with the World Cup Women’s Rugby.
And this is something, which World Rugby refutes strongly as the 2017 Women’s World Cup and they host union, the Football Union of Irish Rugby are investing nearly £7million in the rugby tournament, and also World Rugby is spending extra £13.5 million into the game of women in the 2015-19 cycle.
Steinberg is the coach of women’s rugby and the team has shown a great performance under his supervision. He has coached the team successfully up to the level tournament’s semi-finals for the first time after 1998. Continue reading
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
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
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
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