Vote for your IRPA Try of the Year 2010

We have just seen this and wanted to spread the word as far as possible. The International Rugby Board and the International Rugby Players Association launched an on-line public vote in December and votes have been flooding in for the IRPA Try of the Year Award 2010. The global Rugby family, though, can still vote on-line for their favourite from a short-list of 18 superb … [Read more...]

Baa-Baas win in lacklustre fashion – Barbarians 26-20 South Africa

The Barbarians were just to strong for the second string South Africa side who they met at a cold Twickenham on Saturday, though the game never reached the heights of flowing rugby the 30,000 plus fans had hoped for. The Barbarians stormed into a 19-3 half time lead thanks to Drew Mitchell with two tries and James O'Connor one as the Aussie and All Blacks backs cut … [Read more...]

Teams Barbarians v South Africa

The Barbarians skippered by Matt Giteau have two uncapped players, Anton van Zyl, captain of Stormers, and Chiefs number 8 Colin Bourke in their starting XV against the Springboks on Saturday 4 December at Twickenham. For South Africa, the uncapped trio of centre Andries Strauss, flyhalf Elton Jantjies and prop Coenie Oosthuizen will make their first appearance in the … [Read more...]

Barbarians Squad v South Africa 4 Dec 2010

The Barbarians play the MasterCard Trophy match against South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday 4 December. We are pleased to bring the full squad to you here and as ever they have called in an uncapped player to the squad he is; Western Province captain lock Anton van Zyl. Barbarians commercial director Mike Burton said, (quote) We are always on the lookout for players just … [Read more...]

Ireland save best till last – Ireland 29-9 Argentina

Ireland completed their autumn international campaign by comfortably defeating Argentina on a freezing afternoon in Dublin. Argentina were a shadow of their former self as they were penalised out of the game at scrum time and offered little or no cutting edge in the backs. Ireland led 19-3 at half-time thanks to a 20th minute Stephen Ferris try and four penalties and a … [Read more...]