Some musings from the weekend about Uruguay’s historic victory in Montevideo, the Gold Coast 7s, and the shambles that has become Australian rugby.
American fans were forced to wait until a soundless analyst video was made available via YouTube to watch the match, a complete debacle but a discussion best saved for later.
The cold war rivalry continues as Russia prepare to face off against the United States for the fifth time in four years and the fourth consecutive match on neutral grounds.
Japan overwhelmed a hapless Russian side with a huge second half after stumbling to a half time draw. Male Sa’u scored two cracking individual tries in a starring midfield role.
Japan face Russia for the fifth time in their history and the first outside of Tokyo as the two teams travel to balmy North Wales in a second tier fixture.
The Russian Bears and French Barbarians enter the international arena this weekend. Here’s a look at their squads as they prepare for Japan and Samoa respectively. Match previews to follow!
The pro scouts seem to have all the bases covered these days, but here are ten young prospects who toured in the autumn yet to sign their first big contract.
A farewell to some prominent rugby men, injury updates, highlights, scorers, and assorted bits from the weekend’s action.
Briefs on all ten major internationals from the weekend.
It was a quick start from Canada as they immediately put Russia on the back foot and a nice inside ball to Taylor Paris put them in scoring position.