The Heineken Champions Cup quarterfinals take place this weekend, and we have some mouth-watering ties coming up.
Exeter vs Leinster appears to be the pick of the ties- it will take place on 10 April after the La Rochelle-Sale clash.
The 11 April last eight ties are both all-French affairs, with Bordeaux taking on Racing Metro in one QF and Clermont against Toulouse in the other.
South Africa haven’t played an international rugby union Test match since lifting the World Cup in Japan. It won’t be long before we are halfway through the latest cycle and the Springboks must mount a defence of their global crown in France in 2023.
The Rainbow Nation’s triumph in the Far East saw them tie with New Zealand as three-time Rugby World Cup winners. South Africa are scheduled to host the touring British and Irish Lions midway through 2021 with subtle changes to the coaching staff made, but more significant ones on the field expected. Continue reading “Boks set for continuity and change as WC cycle moves on”
The flagship international rugby union event, the World Cup, returns in 2023, and the preliminary draw has already been made. In a ceremony that took place in Paris, which will also host the final at the Stade de France, the 12 teams that have already qualified were drawn into their respective pools.
Continue reading “Japan and Argentina in England’s group for World Cup”
Here is a look at the pools for the 2021 Womens Rugby World Cup to be held in New Zealand.
How many teams will be participating at the Womens Rugby World Cup 2021?
12 teams will be participating in the Womens 2021 RWC (divided into three groups of four teams)
Which group are England Women in for Rugby World Cup 2021?
England Rugby Women are in Pool C for RWC 2021 alongside France, South Africa and Fiji
Which group are the Black Ferns (NZ rugby women) in for the 2021 Womens World Cup?
The Black Ferns are in Pool A alongside Australia, Wales and a to be decided qualifier.
Which group are Springbok women in for the 2021 RWC?
South Africa women are in a tough group alongside England, France and Fiji. Their men’s team are the reigning RWC holders, having beaten England 32-12 in the 2019 RWC final.
Asian qualifiers: Japan, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan (one qualifies, runner up goes to repechage tournament)
European qualifiers: Russia, Netherlands, Spain (one qualifies, runner up goes to repechage tournament)
Final Repecharge tournament: Asian runner up, European runner up, Samoa, Winner of Colombia v Kenya