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Gareth Anscombe World Cup Dream Might Be Over Due To Injury during Training

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 / No Comments
Gareth Anscombe World Cup Dream Might Be Over Due To Injury during Training

Gareth Anscombe is under the monitor of the Wales officials as they are preparing to name their squad for the World Cup. He is suffering from an ankle injury which he got during training. It is still not clear that hoe severe the injury is and Wales is being monitoring him. Warren Gatland, the coach of the Wales is supposed to name the final squad of 31 men for the World Cup on the next Monday. The fly half may be left out of the team if he can’t make out from the ankle injury. He is now wearing a protective boot to save the ankle from further damage. He is supposed to go for further assessment to know the severity of the injury.
Gareth Anscombe impressed everyone when he made his international debut earlier this month against Ireland. In the match he came off the bench played significant part in the match to defeat Ireland by 35-21 in the fully loaded Millennium Stadium. Since then there is been talking that he is going to be in the 31 men squad of Warren Gatland. Talking about the injury a spokesman from the Welsh Rugby Union said, 
Gareth did pick up an ankle injury in training last week, and he is continuing to be assessed at the moment.
Originally from New Zealand, 24 years old Gareth Anscombe qualified for the Wales team as his mother was born in Cardiff. WRU national dual contract was signed by him earlier in the year when he changes side from the New Zealand Super Rugby team Chiefs to the Blues. There are two more players to fill his place in the team. Rhys Priestland and Dan Biggar are in the team to do so but versatility provided by Anscombe as potential providing full back & also for goal-kicking cover gives him an edge over them. Earlier his chance in the team seemed more increasing as James Hook, the Gloucester star was cut by Gatland with another 8 players from the extended training squad earlier in this month. The chances became stronger due to his confident performance against Ireland in the warm up match.
Wales is going to play their return warm up match in Dublin gains the Irish team on the coming Sunday. Seven days later they will host Italy for another warm up match. Their journey in the Rugby World Cup 2015 will start by playing against Uruguay on the 20th September in Cardiff. In their pool there is also the host nation of the Rugby World Cup 2015 England. Two times world champion Australia is also in their pool.  Wales is now ranked as sixth the World Rugby Rankings and their best place in the world cup was third in 1987. They also got the fourth position in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Losing Gareth Anscombe at this time will be blow to their rugby world cup dream.

Johne Murphy Says GoodBye to Professional Rugby

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Johne Murphy Says GoodBye to Professional Rugby

Johne Murphy, the former winner of English Premiership and PRO12 player has called the end of his professional carrier after playing for ten years. Earlier today he made the announcement of his retirement from the professional level of rugby. He had a really successful carrier of ten years in which he managed to won the titles twice. Once with the Munster and the other time with the Leicester Tigers. He made 91 appearances in total for the Munster. In his time with the club he managed to win the famous PRO12 during 2011. During 2010 he was also with the team when they made the historical win over Australia in the Thomond Park in November. Before being part of the province he played for the Leicester Tigers and made 99 appearances for them. With them he was able to win the prestigious English Premiership for three times. He also managed to win the EDF Energy Cup too for one time with the club.  He spent five years with the Leicester Tigers.
He was also part of the ‘A’ team of the Ireland which managed to win the Churchill cup in the year of 2009. He was also a member of the Irish Wolfhounds and Emerging Ireland team too. With the Emerging Ireland team he managed to won the Nations Cup in the year of 2014. He was included in the squad of Ireland for the summer tour of 2010. With this team he played against the NZ Maori and the Barbarians. During making the announcement he said,
 "I'm grateful for the long and successful career that I've had but it is now time to call an end to it. I would like to thank all my mentors, coaches, teammates, the fans who have made my time in the sport so special and most of all my family for all the support they have given me throughout the last 10 years."
In the twitter, he said he has lived the dream for the last ten years and he had a blast in doing so. He also thanked the Leicester Tigers and Munster for their support during the time in the team. From the Munster rugby team twitter they thanked him for all the good memories and wished the best for his future. The Irish Rugby official correspondent also wished him good luck and thanked him too for being a part of their team. In a personal twitter Tommy Bowe said he was very sorry to hear that Jhone was going to hung up his foot. He wished a great future for him. He became 31 years old this year and he came to realization that his glory days are almost over as he is not able to catch up with the speed of professional rugby. He is planning to spend more time with the family. It is sad for the sport itself that such a great player is leaving it for good.

Springboks inflict their revenge upon the pumas

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / No Comments

The South Africans managed to gain their revenge upon the Hosts for the last week’s sudden defeat to them in Durban securing a comfortable 26-12 win in Buenos Aires on Saturday. The Springboks made a huge difference between the results of these two weeks from the early of the game and led the Pumas by 20-9. The visiting sides just simply outnumbered the Hosts with such a dominative fashion. This game will also help the both teams to think about some places for the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2015.
Before their first worm up match for the world cup rugby, the South Africans had lost their last four games consecutively. So they were really in need of some great performance as a whole to boost their confidence up. From the very first moment of the game, the Boks were trying to tear the Pumas’ defense line up. They got the success at the 7th minute as they achieved a penalty after some impressive works from Brussow and Lambie converted this chance to the lead for the Boks. The Pumas also tried hard to come back in the game and their attempt was rewarded by their first penalty. Sanchez leveled the score as 3-3 for the team. But just after only two minutes the Boks intercepted the kick from the Pumas and tried to make a way to the Pumas half. But Strauss was tackled rough and their team got another penalty. Lambie scored as well. At the 26th minute of the game, a long pass was given to Habana from Pienaar and Havana was able to make a nice try. Lambie scored again and the score-line was 13-3. Lambie was superb in the ground and added some extra points this time. The Boks led by 20-3. Sanchez helped the Pumas to score some consolation points for the team from a penalty take-out. Sanchez stunned the audience again as he secured 3 points from 50m away and the score was 20-9. The first half ended with this score.
Just after two minutes of the second half, Pienaar passed a nice ball to Lambie who scored a drop goal. Sanchez converted a penalty from 45 meters away and the score turned to 23-12. At the 56th minute, Lambie scored from another penalty awarded to the Springboks and the team got a lead of 26-12. The score didn’t change further anymore. The South Africans got so many chances after their last score but they weren’t able to avail those. Tomas Lavanini was booked and sent to sin bin at the 63rd minute, but the Springboks were not able to take some benefits of one man being short.
Patrick Lambie was judged as the Man of the Match as he had 100% of kicking record. Moreover, he was versatile on both the attack and defense. He was the brightest performer among the all on the pitch.
The scorers:
For Argentina:
Pens: Sanchez 4
For South Africa:
Tries: Habana, Mvovo
Cons: Lambie 2
Pens: Lambie 3
DG: Lambie
South Africa will face Japan on their opening match of Rugby World Cup 2015. On the other side, Argentina will compete with New Zealand as their opening.

Italy Back to Training for Rugby World Cup after Solving the Money Dispute

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 / No Comments
Italy Back to Training for Rugby World Cup after Solving the Money Dispute

Italian rugby players will resume their Rugby World Cup training after discussion with Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) officials as both the party came to a resolution after a hard argument. Earlier the training was hampered as the squad refused to train. The spat was held overpayment and bonuses on their performance between federation presidents Alfredo Gavazzi and the squad. But in last week, when the Italian rugby players’ association (GIRA) delivered a strict statement disapproving the player’s declination to improve the exercise camp, the situation got worsened.
According to the Sunday report of FIR, it has been informed that both the parties have fixed their issues. They agreed to let Italy focus on the formulation of the group so that they can prepare to meet France, Ireland, Canada and Romania in Pool D of the competition. The statement stated,
 The Italian Rugby Federation announces that, following a series of meetings in recent days, an agreement has been reached with the national squad to guarantee their return to training and preparing for the 2015 Rugby World Cup
It has also mentioned that the agreement will certainly ensure that all players were titled up to a pre-season practice that was financially remunerated according to the recurrently underlined ideologies of the FIR. It has also added, the 40 Squadron players would arrive by 18th (Sunday) at the camp for their practice.  The statement also said in confidence that they are hoping for a successful world Cup as the players have their full backings now.
The reports from last week has primarily revealed  that  players’ refused to join the camp for training on the programme date of June 14-July in the northern town of Villabassa until the conditions overpayment and bonus relating issues were not satisfied. A match-by-match gratuity was purportedly wanted by the Italian internationals in the place of a one-off recompense failed on players' performance that is desired by the Federation. Again the argument became highlighted on last Monday on the appeal of FIR mentioning players’ negation about turning up the training. But at the end GIRA disapproved the statement given by FIR as its account. According to the GIRA, the FIR statement was a confounding claim. It also confirmed that the players would be ready to turn up the training camp and would reside there until the end.  
Due to the overall condition the training camp was called off, and players were asked to leave. Alfredo Gavazzi, the FIR president, admitted that he was disappointed about the athletes’ attitude that they showed at the start of the strike.
Now the Italy is looking forward to joining further practice encampments in L'Aquila (July 12-25) and then Fiuggi, near Rome (August 2-9) and the squad is currently under the drilling of the coach Frenchman Jacques Brunel. The unit is working to warm up for the World Cup with Tests that is ahead of them in counter to Scotland on (Aug 22 and Aug 29) in Turin and Edinburgh correspondingly, and against Wales (Sept 5) in Cardiff.

John Plumtree Claims New Plymouth Is Still Hurricanes Home

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 / No Comments
John Plumtree Claims New Plymouth Is Still Hurricanes Home

John Plumtree, the assistant coach of the Hurricanes, says that New Plymouth is still their home. Before the clash between the Hurricanes' Super Rugby & Chiefs, the fight of heart and minds of the Taranaki rugby supporters is going to be a factor. The game is going to be held on Saturday at Yarrow Stadium. After 2014, when Taranaki changed their support for Chiefs the debate has become heated whether Hurricanes fans would change their colors or not. So, during the final round of 2015 regular season should offer some definitive answer through the color of jerseys and flags of the crowds who will be present at the already sold out game. Plumtree, former Taranaki said he was quite disappointed when he got back, but he is sure the crowds will support the Hurricanes on Monday. He added
 Napier was a great home game last week, Palmerston North, when we went there, was great too. The regions have been excellent to us, so I think it will feel like a home game when we go to New Plymouth.
On the other hand, the first volley had been fired by the Chiefs marketers when they came out with "This one's about territory” slogan and started the off-field battle. Earlier the team arrived at New Plymouth on Thursday and did their training in Francis Douglas Memorial College which is the old school of heir captain Conrad Smith. Letter dinner was also hosted for past players and supporters. Their team is scheduled to visit local schools and the hospital and also a meet and greet with fans later in the city center.
Six Taranaki players are boosted by Hurricanes including current captain James Marshall and Beauden Barrett. On the other hand, five Taranaki players are boosted by The Chiefs which includes regular starters Marty McKenzie and Charlie Ngatai. It is quite unsure that how the local crowd will react to the first game of Hurricanes as two years ago they cut loose and also the franchise neglected the region that has given a lot of quality players.
For Dave Rennie, the Chiefs coach this match has great importance as there is still chance to clinch a home quarterfinal. As a home semifinal is already secured the Hurricanes may rest Ma'a Nonu but Plumtree assured that there was no lack of motivation for the match. But the weekend has been emotional for the team as Jerry Collins, the former loose forward passed away. In the early 2000s, Plumtree coached Collins in the Wellington Lions and said he is still in disbelief, and he cannot imagine that he will never see his former charge again. He also said players over South Africa asked him how he was a player over everything else. He said that he was the unbelievably tight player and in every way he was a colossus of a man. Finally, he added 
I loved coaching Jerry because he was uncomplicated. He'd stick to the plan. He trained the hardest in the gym, trained the hardest out here [on the field]. He was a pleasure to coach.

Stormers Gets Prepared To Take On Brumbies

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Stormers Gets Prepared To Take On Brumbies

Although some DHL Stormers are hoping for a miraculous set of results that will place their team in the second position and give them an automatic home semi-final but the reality is the league race is done and dusted for the 2015 edition of Vodacom Super Rugby. To have any meaning for Stormers' final league game against the Cell C Sharks, which will hold in Durban, both the Brumbies and the Waratahs have to lose their game. The Crusaders may give the Brumbies a hard time in Canberra, but Waratahs are not expected to struggle with the Reds in Sydney. A fresh team is needed by Allister Coetzee, coach of the Stormers for the first playoff game of the South African conference title which the clinched with their draw against the Emirates Lions. Last year in the Currie Cup he achieved success with Western Province through resting his first choice team in the final league game. He is also expressed to do similar some time ago if the same situation is presented. It is quite sensible too as since their last bye the Stormers have played three games. The first choice players have to face three more to win the overall trophy if they sit down this week.
In Super Rugby, this is not new to rest first-choice players. In 2010, The Vodacom Bulls did it. It's still not sure whether Coetzee will rest players like he did last year's Currie Cup. Maybe this time there will be some mixing and matching, but the completely second string team look good too. Although the Stormers might regret doing such if both the Brumbies and the Waratahs lose this week. The action of the past weekend has made sure teams lower than six have cannot make the Finals Series. Now the Lions are regretting their decision to go for a win than a draw in the first round of the game on February in Johannesburg as extra two points the Stormers coupling with the one Lions lost by not drawing has made the final differences in the log.
As now the only debate that will go over last weeks where the other playoff game will be placed among Chiefs and Highlanders. The Chiefs will host the hurricane, and the Highlanders travel to the Blues. As far now, the Chiefs are only ahead by one point. After securing an automatic home semifinal, the Hurricanes are considering fielding a second string team against the Chiefs. So the orders of the plays are for reminders: Quarterfinals – Chiefs v Highlanders (Venue to be decided); Stormers v Brumbies (Newlands),  Semifinals: Waratahs v winner of Stormers/Brumbies, Hurricanes v winner of Chiefs/Highlanders. The Stormers should be inspired to know that in the league phase they beat the Waratahs in Sydney, and they will not travel without any hope. It's definite that the Bulls are not moving anywhere as their rival the Sharks have the horrible disappointments of the South African Super Rugby season. Changing in the coaching structure in Pretoria is also on now.

Tricks of All Blacks in Rugby World Cup 2015 : How All Blacks win RWC 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 / No Comments
All Blacks Rugby 2015

Game plan of All Blacks Rugby Team developed under when a departure marked Graham Henry from the traditional norm of rugby Test to allow ownership and placed to opposition backed by powerful defense with the importance on counter rocking at breakdown and attacked back three to back the run of ball.
Very few number were dedicated to the breakdown of defense, and The Rugby Team of All Blacks extensively made offloads uses and passed shortly among the forwards to go through the line of defense. All Blacks were score lots of tries at their crest between 2005-2007.
After the disaster of Rugby World of 2007, the Law of Experimental Variations of implementation flawed by required shifts in thinking. Preferences of All Blacks Rugby Team for the game of running were out of step how in 2008 and 2009 how the game was played which was playing by the Springboks of World Champion.
Various sets of skills were essential, and the descriptions of job for many positions were needed to redefine.
The bold counter attacking in 2011 rugby was played by the All Blacks Team of Rugby in 2010 only was seen in starts and fits. Selecting three squad of Rugby World Cup in the back reflects the change in strategic approach for the tournament. High criteria of players for selectors were with work in high rates, kicking skills, excellent aerial and errors of low rates.
The threats of recognized attacks in case of backline were Ma’a Nonu, Dan Carter, and Israel Dagg and for this reason all blacks in 2011 were not going to give pressure to any tournament in records of try scoring and they were not going to grants a lot of number of attempts.
Steve Hansen has been involved since 2004, after defeating the England team in 2012 recognized the organization required to develop into a three types of threat to the opposition. One of these threats may be able to run, kick and physically compete with any team.
When any one considers the group compositions that takes part in November in last year and compare them with the winning team of world cup in 2011, he could find some differences among them, this was not only personal but also professional. This reflects in RWC 2015.
Today it is very predictable to anyone to line up and give nomination of a potential player from the squad of All Black World Cup. Asking that person again about the type of rugby fans can expect to enjoy in the RWC 2015 and again they will say a lot of rolling mauls, territorial kicking and reset scrums in the desired ground and condition of climate in UK.
At international level, there are difference margins that are small, another one is relatively quick and there are gains of significant defense which may be made by developing accuracy and physicality of the tackling in one-on-one and focusing on a strong line shaping.
This team of Rugby in this season seems to be the best team forever.

How to buy England Rugby Shirt/Top/Kids Shirt/ Online

Thursday, May 21, 2015 / No Comments
England training kit

Recently England rugby team has launched their rugby top for the 10/11 rugby season. The color of rugby tops is traditional white color of the country. We know England have change shirt of an anthracite color. Nike has manufactured this season 10/11 Rugby shirt of England. On the right side of the shirt there is Nike swoosh that is in black and the rose- the emblem of England's rugby is looked in the left of the shirt. The logo of the sponsors O2 is in blue color. The company has also launched baby shirt which is similar to the official england rugby shirt.

Clive Efford, the Shadow Minister for sport in England has told to the Daily Mail
 Merchandising is an important part of sport but governing bodies must be responsible and help fans and parents by showing restraint.
But the Association of George Cross and Victoria Cross which was established 52 years back has given support to this contentious kit of England which slots in the emblem of Victoria Cross with the design.
Recently this association has given a statement telling that it is their pleasure for them their motif has been used in the shirt. The association was not aware from beginning of the decision of Rugby Football Union to support the motif. The Chairman of the Association-Major Peter Norton GC has said in his statement that by the discussion between the Rugby Football Union and the Association and taking under the consideration of the statement issue of Rugby Football Union it is clear that the Rugby Football Union has no plan to create any offence.
On Wednesday the union of England’s Rugby Football apologized to the people who give offence to this latest traditional white jersey and another alternate crimson colored Canterbury England Rugby Shirt has featured the design of Victoria Cross. The motif of Victoria Cross includes many small rubber grabs that help to reduce the impact of the ball.
Gary Stapleton, the Chairman of Victoria Cross Trust has criticized the Rugby Football Union for lack of contact with them over designing the emblem. He also claimed that using this emblem has touched the raw nerve of a lot of people. The statement of Rugby Football Union is that they were like to apologize to that people who had take offence with their new kit.
For the first time on 8th November at Twickenham, England team will wear this new designed Canterbury rugby shirts featuring with shape of rubber grip of the emblem of Victoria Cross against Rugby world champion New Zealand. There is also popularity of England Rugby shirt kids.
Before the World Cup the kids England rugby shirts of England team will be on sale that is identical to currently released (in September) kit and this will be separated from the logo of sponsor's. The other four kits are home standard and editions away which release in each year.
A Rugby Football Union spokesman said that in each season they had to bring out new home and an alternate strip for next five years which is normal to all over the sports industry. He also said that the price remains unchanged for last three years and every penny invested into the game.