England in Argentina – Novices Take Series win – Argentina 26-51 England

England wrapped up their visit to South America with a series win in Argentina. Both teams were full of new players on the International stage and with Argentina improving on last weeks display this turned out to be a very good display of control, power and pace from England. Also a great d├ębut for Marland Yarde with a brace of tries and some good assist work. Freddie Burns … [Read more...]

England Purple Patch Seals Victory – Argentina 3-32 England

England played Argentina in Salta in the first of two tests. We had been expecting a hard hit out for the young England team in Argentina, but the second string Pumas side did not live up to expectation and in a great display of open rugby England ran out to a comfortable first half lead of 3-25. England in their change strip of Maroon or Purple if you prefer had new … [Read more...]

Northern Hemisphere Nill(ed) Down Under

England ended a poor day for the Northern Hemisphere teams as they lost to South Africa by 22-17, though if South Africa had taken their chances and kicked their goals it could have been a bigger gap. Earlier New Zealand had thumped Ireland and Wales fell short against the Wallabies. England knew it would be a tough task in South Africa, but they compounded their own … [Read more...]

Will Genia and Wallaby Pack unpick Wales – Australia 27-19 Wales

On a fine evening in Brisbane Australia showed just what they can do with ball in hand and the forwards on fire. With a supply of good ball Will Genia inspired the team to put pace and power into the game and show Wales that the Six Nations Champions will not have an easy time down under. Genia The first half and Australia had a strong grip on the game, if not on the … [Read more...]

Two newbies for England and three for South Africa

Tom Johnson and Joe Marler will get their first caps on Saturday whilst Eben Etzebeth, Juandre Kruger and Marcell Coetzee will do the same for South Africa. They all are named in the starting fifteens for the first test in Durban on Saturday 9 June kick-off 16:00BST. The Exeter backrower who brings ball carrying skills as well as size Johnson steps in for Tom Croft … [Read more...]