England are extremely confident they are in a good position this season and are primed to regain their status as the champions of the Northern Hemisphere by claiming the Grand Slam title at the Six Nations and one way to do it would be to avenge their humiliating loss at the hands of the Wales Rugby Team in last season’s tournament in Cardiff.
Warren Gatland, the Wales Rugby Team boss has admitted that he called up George North and Alex Cuthbert to the national team in order to prevent them from being called up to the England national team by Stuart Lancaster.
It is a huge loss for the Wales Rugby Team, as Cliff Morgan passed away recently, at the age of 83. Cliff Morgan is considered to be one of the greatest rugby players of all times, and he has been a huge asset for the Wales Rugby Team during his heydays. And apart from playing for the Wales Rugby Team, he had also played alongside the British Lions and the Barbarians.
Gerald Davies, a key player in the star studded Wales Rugby Team and a legend of the British and Irish Lions from the 1970s, has been conferred with an honorary LLD Degree by the Swansea University. As chairman of the British and Irish Lions rugby team, the wing wizard from Wales has also presided over the team’s successful tour of Australia over the summer as well.
Geoff Irvine, the chairman of the Rugby Football Union Championship club the Bedford Blues, has ruled out following the same financial strategy that the London Welsh took to win a place in the Aviva Premiership last season.
The Exiles moved to the Kassam Stadium in Oxford from their former home at Deer Park after they won the RFU Championship play-off finals last season and this move cost them over £ 4 million in two seasons.
Defending Six Nations title holders the Wales Rugby Team stunned one of the favorites for this year’s championship France and revived their faltering campaign when they ended their eight game winless streak in Paris and now, Jamie Roberts, the centre for the national team is asking for more from the side. The big No. 12 of the Welsh side wants the side to raise the bar of their performance at the Stadio Olimpico Stadium in Rome as they go head to head against Italy in a venue that has been really kind to them in recent games.
Scotland defeated Italy at a staggering 34-10 at Murrayfield in Edinburgh and the elation due to their win over France vanished in thin air for the critics. But the team skipper Sergio Parisse has assured his countrymen that they will be back in form by the time the match against Wales is about to start.
The match is scheduled to be on 23rd February. The probable reason for their confidence is because they have a week at hand to make amendments in their faults which otherwise would not have been possible if the match were just a week ahead.
RFU Championship side Leeds Carnegie has completed the signing of Josh Griffin, who completed his long waited move to the Rugby Union after playing in the Rugby League throughout his short career.
The 22 year old three quarter turned out for the Castleford Tigers for one last time before he signed on the dotted lines for Leeds as they look to bolster their side ahead of a tough season in the RFU Championship with promotion to the Aviva Premiership in their minds.
Dr. Jack Matthews, a legend for the British and Irish Lions and the Wales Rugby Team has died after suffering from a brief illness at the age of 92.
Born on the 20th of June in 1920, the centre attention of the scouts at a very young age and went on to become one of the stalwarts at centre for both his clubs and his national team. During his career, Dr. Matthews played for a host of clubs, including Bridgend Rugby Football Club, Cardiff Rugby Football Club, Newport Rugby Football Club, Army Rugby Union and Barbarian FC.
Leigh Halfpenny is set to fill the huge gap left by Welsh legend and all time leading try scorer Shane Williams. That is according to the Wales’ head coach Warren Gatland.
Williams retired from international rugby in spectacular fashion, scoring a try in the last play against Australia at the Millennium Stadium in December but with the Six Nations on the horizon it is time for the Welsh to move on.