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Monday’s Rugby Information – 9/7/23

Monday’s Rugby Information – 9/7/23


Monday’s Rugby Information – 9/7/23

Good Monday, GAGRs, and welcome to the information. We’ll have reflections from the Males’s and Girls’s take a look at matches, the most recent in MLR information and two Tremendous sides set to unveil their new coach.


Springboks 43 def Wallabies 12

Andrew Fontaine within the Guardian sums it up in addition to another particular person may:

“Eddie Jones stated he needed a “strong efficiency” from his new-look Wallabies. He bought an insipid debacle. He informed media he had coached his males to play like “mongrel canines”. He delivered a mob of mewling pussycats. He promised followers this week was step one towards a “smash and seize” on rugby’s best prize. As a substitute, 62-days out from the World Cup, a season that promised a lot has kicked off with catastrophe.”

In no unsure phrases, this sport was a catastrophe for the Wallabies, each for the current competitors and for the lead as much as the RWC in September. Various gamers had been outgunned, outmuscled and outplayed; just a few extra demonstrated the folly of their choice that just one man thought would produce a special end result. I’ve it on good authority that there might be vital adjustments to subsequent weekend’s facet, although we’ll see if Eddie’s ego permits it.

While some gamers *cough Suli cough* have completely deserved the pasting they’re incomes, what has been shocking is how gamers who had an honest sport, or a minimum of a satisfactory sport, cop a hammering, too. I perceive the philosophy of “all for one, one for all” and all that Musketeer hoopla and that there should be accountability. That stated, I feel we’ve no alternative however to maintain combating the great combat and to maintain the religion. One take a look at doth not make a RWC (a minimum of, not this month…).

All Blacks 41 def Los Pumas 12

New Zealand opened their Rugby Championship account with a ruthless 41-12 bonus-point win over Argentina at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas on Saturday.

Tries from Dane Coles, Ardie Savea, Jordie Barrett, Rieko Ioane, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett and Emoni Narawa noticed the guests cruise to a most. It was a scientific efficiency from New Zealand which units up a potential Rugby Championship title decider with a powerful South Africa subsequent weekend. In stark distinction, for Argentina this was a big step backwards as tries from Lucio Sordoni and Agustin Creevy had been the one brilliant spots on an in any other case dismal exhibiting. For extra, head to Planet Rugby

Any likelihood the Wallabies had of pondering that the Ian foster-coached ABs could be a considerably simpler to beat this season has seemingly evaporated.

Wallaroos def USA

New Zealand 52 def Canada 21

For a wrap up, see the World Rugby media launch.

We’ll have an in-depth evaluation later within the week to do the ladies’s sport justice.


Moana Pasikifa have introduced Tana Umaga as their head coach from 2024 till 2026. It is a curious choice as, regardless of being a wonderful participant, has by no means achieved any nice success as a head coach. Certainly, the Blues all however went backwards below him. I do hope he can pull one thing collectively although!

The Queensland Reds have apparently signed Les Kiss (previously of London Irish) to a contract of unknown size, although probably a minimum of three seasons, in a bid to resurrect their skilled rugby program. Kiss beat out different candidates for the function, together with Toutai Kefu, Nathan Gray (phew!) and Daniel Heenan. Unsurprisingly, contemplating how the administration is clearly run, there have been stories of discontent with the method from people who by no means heard again from Reds powerbrokers.


From the Guardian –

The New England Free Jacks and the San Diego Legion scored three tries every within the Main League Rugby Championship Ultimate in Chicago on Saturday, the boot of Jayson Potroz making the distinction and giving New England their first US skilled rugby union title with a 25-24 win. The New Zealander Free Jacks fly-half was one in all a lot of worldwide gamers on present on the SeatGeek Stadium exterior Chicago – with the 103-cap All Blacks heart Ma’a Nonu turning out for the Legion, not lengthy having turned 41.

MLR has now accomplished 5 of six seasons, 2020 having fallen sufferer to Covid. Two groups, Los Angeles and Austin, dropped out in 2022 however the Chicago Hounds performed their first season this 12 months. Subsequent 12 months a thirteenth crew, the Miami Sharks, is because of be part of the competitors. Having awarded the 2031 males’s and 2033 girls’s Rugby World Cups to the USA – and after the Eagles males didn’t qualify for the match in France this fall – World Rugby will watch keenly what comes subsequent. MLR might be inspired by an introduced attendance of 10, 153 – the very best for its championship sport.

This could solely be good for the perennially dormant rugby tremendous energy in ready. While I’m all the time going to be a Toronto fan, any rugby is nice rugby for the US. I solely hope that their backroom is considerably improved (phrase was the way in which it was run made the again room of the Shute Protect blush).



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