CHEIKA FORESEES POOR RESULTS IN RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

Wallabies manager Michael Cheika is predicting a poor run in the forthcoming Rugby Championship except there is a line drawn under the Super Rugby season.


The coach asked that Australia Rugby looks forward in the Rugby Championship else the results would not be different.

In the Super Rugby, all five of the Australian sides lost more games that they could win. Conference topping Brumbies got just six victories in 15 games. Cheika named 38 players from four of the eliminated sides but he asked that a line be drawn.

The Reds and Waratahs had 12 and 10 players in, while the Force had nine. Cheika demanded that the Wallabies raised their game ahead of their clash with New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship in Sydney next month. Continue reading “CHEIKA FORESEES POOR RESULTS IN RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP”

Yellow Card Costs Lions

The yellow card for Iain Henderson proved expensive as the Hurricanes team clawed behind a 14 point deficit to draw in Wellington against the British and Irish Lions.

In the 2017 final midweek game 2017 tour, the Lions team led 23-7. Both George North and Tommy Seymour double efforts put the team Lions in control.

Henderson, the lock alongside Courtney Lawes, was impressive otherwise but was sin-binned after 65 minutes for a precarious clear-out on Jordie Barrett. When Henderson moved out of the game the score was sat neatly in the Lions’ favour at 31-17, but there was then a sustained period of Canes pressure, with them coming more into the action and attacking Lions in new-found space. Continue reading “Yellow Card Costs Lions”