Philip Snyman Appears For Rugby World Cup Sevens

The tournament will commence from 20th to 22nd July 2018 in San Francisco. Snyman has won three times with the Blitzboks in the World rugby Sevens Series. The final preparations were done by the coach Neil Powell in Stellenbosch for the American showpiece with a training camp. It consisted of 14 players in addition to Snyman. The coach played in the World Cup in the year 2009 and is now set to name 2 reserve players and a 12 man squad by this week before the departure of the team to San Francisco.

Snyman did represent South Africa in Dubai for World Cup 2009 and Moscow, Russia in 2013. South Africa was in the elimination list in the Cup quarter finals for both occasions. Branco du Preez, the squad member of 2013 has been added to the team. Although many experienced players were ruled out due to injuries, but Powell is hopeful as there are many young and smart players who have joined the squad just in time. He said that 28 players were included in the World Series. There are three biggest tournaments being held in a single season, and the only way to succeed is to focus on the welfare and management of players. With the emergence of many competent squads, there is a hope seen by the coach.
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Forrest Meet ‘Positive’ But Force Set For Super Rugby Axe

In 2018, the force may not be in the Super Rugby, but the exceptions of them living in some way seem stronger than ever, this is the believe off according Andrew Forrest the billionaire backer.


Forrest recently met with Cameron Clyne the ARU chairman and Brett Robinson the deputy chairman in Adelaide. The purpose of the meeting was a bit to invert their verdict to axe the side from the game Super Rugby.

It is assumed that the businessman of WA has offered an amount to the national body to tune of $50 million for an investment of grassroots to keep the Force alive. However, so far, no figure of the dollar has been confirmed officially, nevertheless the representatives of ARU have turned him down.

The ARU and RugbyWA will face off in the Supreme Court of NSW on Wednesday as the state authorities apply to demand the arbitration decision that comes in the favor of ARU a few times ago. Read more »

WALES vs. SAMOA: SCOTT WILLIAMS DROPPED TO BENCH

Wales will be meeting Samoa in their second tour test on Friday in Apia. In lieu of this important meeting, several changes were made to the Welsh squad.


One affected player is Scott Williams who was dropped to the bench. His starting place in the squad has now been taken by Dragons Tyler Morgan.

Seven important starting changes were made to the team that would go out against Samoa.

Rory Thornton, Ospreys lock will be making his debut for the team in this game, while Adam Beard, his uncapped team-mate second row is on the bench.

As an understudy to Aled Davies, Tomos Williams, Cardiff Blues scrum-half could make his debut off the bench.

On the wing, Cory Allen is set to replace Alex Cuthbert who is currently out due to an injury. This means that Keelan Giles of Ospreys would have to continue his challenge for a Wales Cap in the 2017-18 season.

Tour coach Robin McBryde said: “We’ve heard throughout the week from local people how much Samoa values Wales as a rugby nation, and there’s a weight of history behind that. Read more »

Debate Over Denny Solomona

There is much that goes on every week, including controversial discussions between rugby experts where different leaders give their opinions on pressing matters in the world of rugby.


The latest debate ensues about the stance that Rugby Football Union has taken over Denny Solomona. He has been in great form for Sale Sharks. There has now been a call for switching over from Castleford Tigers to get him fast tracked into the England squad of Eddie Jones or to get him for the Lions squad led by Warren Gatland.

There is much going for this 23 year old player who hails from New Zealand. He is a Samoan international player in the rugby league. He gained attention when he scored in five tries in the first games of the competition. As a result, he qualified for playing for England as on March 9th as per prevailing residency laws. He was a representative for the Samoa League last year as his grandparents are Samoan. Read more »

ENGLAND VS SCOTLAND RIVALRY IGNITED BYEDDIE JONES

By warning Scotland not to allow their confidence turn into complacency, Eddie Jones has ignited the Calcutta Cup fuse.


In less than a week’s time, the teams would head out to Twickenham on Sunday. The match is expected to be a major deciding factor in the outcome of the Six Nations Championship

Where Scotland can pull off a confident win at Twickenham, they would be heading home with their first win at the Twickenham since 1983. They go into the round four with the knowledge that they can make some major shakeup in the contest for the title, win the Triple Crown and shatter England’s hopes of a Grand Slam.

The opening weekend of the competition saw the Scottish team prevail over Ireland, while also defeating Wales last Saturday in a 29-13 victory. Since then, the confidence level of the team has been on the rise. However, they would be facing an England side recently coming away from their not so great experience against Italy last week Sunday. Read more »

IRELAND IN RACE FOR GRAND SLAM TITLE

By becoming the first side to beat three superpowers of the southern hemisphere in the same calendar year, since 2003, England’s World Cup vintage, Wales finished this month (November) in the grandest of manners.


Having discovered reserves in personnel and character which they had no idea about, Ireland went on to beat Australia 27-24, at the Aviva Stadium, in front of a teeming crowd of supporters.

Due to a wonderful outing by the Irish Rugby team at the autumn international series, a lot of interest had been generated ahead of the country’s Six Nation campaign beginning next year.

Ireland has been able to cement their position amongst the world’s top four, thus whetting the appetite of fans for the Six Nations.

Ireland will be starting out the campaign with a first home game against France. On the final Saturday, which would be a day after St Patrick’s, they would play host to the current Grand Slam title holders, England. Read more »