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”

Story of: Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson is one of the senior players in the international rugby leagues, being an English player who is currently about 38 years of age. Being a former rugby player of England, he has also been part of clubs like Irish and British Lions. His successful playing years were 2001 to 2003, before and during the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Today he is considered one of the finest among rugby players of international standards.

Being from Frimley, he went to Pierrepont School and went to Lord Wandsworth College. His youth level rugby club was Farnham Rugby Club and he was also given admission at University of Durham. He gave up his studies in 1997 and continued to play rugby at a professional level by joining up Newcastle Falcons. Continue reading “Story of: Jonny Wilkinson”

Story of: Dylan Hartley

This English rugby player is originally from New Zealand. He came into the spotlight when he played hooker for England as well as for Northampton Saints. In his career, he became captain in January 2016 which was prior to the country playing Six Nations. He has gained the highest number of caps as a hooker in the English rugby team.

If you look at his early career, he was born in New Zealand, but due to his mother’s roots in England, he became qualified to play for the same. In 2002 he moved to Crowborough in East Sussex. Here he started to play the game with local teams as well as enrolled in the Beacon Rugby Academy. He also participated in games where they played against Italian, Scottish and English hopefuls. He was later picked to play for Sussex. Continue reading “Story of: Dylan Hartley”

Story of: Robbie Henshaw

Born about 1993, Robbie Henshaw went on to become an Irish rugby player in international games. He played as a center initially after which he played as fullback. He continues to be part of the Leinster team in Pro12 and part of international games where Ireland participates.

His early life was spent in Coosan though he was born in Athlone. He went to Marist College and was inducted in Buccaneers under 19. With this team he participated in several matches such as the Connacht League and Cup, All Ireland League and others. He became captain of the school team in 2012. That year the team won the Connacht Senior Schools Cup for the first time. Continue reading “Story of: Robbie Henshaw”