Army shock Upcountry; Kandy have it easy against CR (UPDATED)

Published : 11:37 pm  November 23, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  2857 reads   |  

Army SC snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when New Zealand born Kawa slanted a stunning penalty-kick in the 80th minute of the game to win a thrilling Dialog Club Rugby League encounter against Upcountry Lions 22 points to 20 at Diyagama today, to register their second win for the season.

CR-Kandy to revive rivalry today

Published : 2:50 pm  November 23, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  983 reads   |  

With a less than impressive start to their club rugby season, going down 45 points to 12 against Upcountry Lions last Saturday, the expectant CR & FC team will face another tough opponent today, when they face perennial power-house Kandy SC in one of three matches of the Dialog Rugby League, at Longden Place.

Bad lights postpone Havelock-Sharks game

Published : 7:22 am  November 19, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  986 reads   |  

The much-hyped about season opener, which was already postponed from last Friday, was postponed again yesterday, after technical failures with the Havelock Sports Club floodlights left the ground in darkness.

No shocks on opening day of Dialog Rugby League (UPDATED)

Published : 9:08 pm  November 16, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  1165 reads   |  

There were no shocks on the opening day of the club rugby season, with the favourites in all of the day’s three matches romped to easy wins.

Club season set for weekend kickoff (UPDATED)

Published : 8:00 pm  November 14, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  994 reads   |  

The much anticipated Dialog Rugby League 2013 will kick off this weekend with Kandy SC and CH & FC at Nittawala while the Upcountry Lions will play CR & FC at the Nawalapitiya ground on Saturday.

Argentina scrumhalf Landajo banned for stamping

Published : 11:15 am  October 7, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  359 reads   |  

Argentina scrumhalf Martin Landajo has been banned for a week for stamping after he was cited following the Pumas defeat by Australia in the Rugby Championship in Rosario on Saturday.

South Africa buoyed by Rugby Championship showing

Published : 2:20 pm  October 6, 2013 |  One comment  |  Print This Post  |  791 reads   |  

South Africa’s disappointment following their 38-27 loss to New Zealand in the Rugby Championship on Saturday was tempered by the belief that the Springboks will continue to improve and pose an even greater challenge next year, coach Heyneke Meyer said.

All Blacks dubbed ‘supreme team’ with epic win

Published : 1:13 pm  October 6, 2013 |  One comment  |  Print This Post  |  4348 reads   |  

New Zealand hailed the All Blacks’ stunning 38-27 victory over the Springboks to clinch the Rugby Championship at the weekend as “one of the all-time great games”.

Strategy rethink made Wallabies attacking force again – McKenzie

Published : 1:04 pm  October 6, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  408 reads   |  

A different training schedule and a strategy rethink combined to power Australia to a thumping 54-17 victory against Argentina in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, according to Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

Video: Five-try All Blacks beat Springboks, retain title

Published : 10:26 am  October 6, 2013 |  2 comments  |  Print This Post  |  514 reads   |  

New Zealand retained the Rugby Championship Saturday with a deserved five-try 38-27 triumph over greatest rivals South Africa at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

Seven-try Australia crush Argentina

Published : 10:20 am  October 6, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  296 reads   |  

Australia kept a pre-match promise to run the ball by scoring seven tries and sweeping aside Argentina 54-17 Saturday in the closing 2013 Rugby Championship Test.

South Africa’s Engelbrecht fit for All Blacks showdown

Published : 12:06 pm  October 5, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  299 reads   |  

South Africa centre JJ Englebrecht came through training unscathed on Friday and will start in the Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.

South Africa stick to tried and trusted game plan

Published : 6:34 pm  October 4, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  334 reads   |  

South Africa have no special tricks up their sleeve for New Zealand and will stick with the game-plan that has served them well this year in the Rugby Championship decider at Ellis Park on Saturday, captain Jean de Villiers said.

McCaw relishing prospect of climbing Ellis Park Everest

Published : 5:21 pm  October 4, 2013 |  One comment  |  Print This Post  |  388 reads   |  

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw will fulfil a boyhood ambition when he leads the All Blacks out in their final Rugby Championship match against South Africa at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Australia give Folau license to thrill

Published : 12:25 pm  October 4, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  442 reads   |  

Full-back Israel Folau has been given a license to thrill Saturday as Australia seek to avoid the humiliation of becoming Rugby Championship wooden spoonists.

Springboks and All Blacks seek psychological blow

Published : 3:52 pm  October 3, 2013 |  One comment  |  Print This Post  |  573 reads   |  

The next World Cup may still be two years away, but Saturday’s Rugby Championship decider between South Africa and New Zealand at Ellis Park could provide an early psychological blow for the victor.

Argentina make backline changes for Australia

Published : 6:50 pm  October 2, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  336 reads   |  

Argentina have made two backline changes for a Rugby Championship Test against fellow strugglers Australia in Rosario Saturday.

South Africa hooker Du Plessis back to face All Blacks

Published : 5:47 pm  October 2, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  462 reads   |  

Bismarck du Plessis, the central character in last month’s controversial test between New Zealand and South Africa, was restored to the Springbok side for Saturday’s re-match in Johannesburg.

All Blacks have reason to fear Ellis Park cauldron

Published : 5:14 pm  October 1, 2013 |  2 comments  |  Print This Post  |  637 reads   |  

There are very few stadiums around the world where the All Blacks fear to tread, but New Zealand hooker Keven Mealamu admits there are few quite as intimidating as Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

Attack is the answer to All Black challenge, says Meyer

Published : 2:57 pm  October 1, 2013 |  One comment  |  Print This Post  |  440 reads   |  

South Africa will take risks and are prepared to gamble with an expansive attacking game against New Zealand in the decisive match of the Rugby Championship at the weekend, said coach Heyneke Meyer.

All Blacks skipper McCaw set to face Springboks

Published : 2:41 pm  October 1, 2013 |  One comment  |  Print This Post  |  530 reads   |  

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen expects star flank Richie McCaw to start against the Springboks at Ellis Park Saturday in the Rugby Championship title decider.

Franco replaces Flip for Springboks in decider

Published : 4:54 pm  September 30, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  359 reads   |  

South Africa have recalled uncapped lock Franco van der Merwe to the squad for the Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.

South Africa’s Van der Merwe suspended for New Zealand clash

Published : 2:18 pm  September 30, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  455 reads   |  

South Africa lock Flip van der Merwe will miss the Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand on Saturday after he was suspended for one week for striking an opponent.

Battling Australia “out of excuses”, says Cooper

Published : 10:56 am  September 30, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  364 reads   |  

Struggling Australia have “run out of excuses” and will have to work hard to win back disaffected fans in the wake of another demoralising loss to South Africa, according to Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper.

Video: Bitter-sweet victory for South Africa

Published : 10:23 am  September 29, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  517 reads   |  

South Africa achieved a bitter-sweet 28-8 Rugby Championship victory over Australia Saturday at Newlands in Cape Town.

Video: Late try gives New Zealand bonus-point win

Published : 10:16 am  September 29, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  506 reads   |  

A last-minute Ben Smith try gave New Zealand a bonus-point 33-15 Rugby Championship victory over Argentina in La Plata Saturday.

Classy Du Preez holds key for Springboks

Published : 2:19 pm  September 28, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  335 reads   |  

Veteran South Africa scrum-half Fourie du Preez could be the catalyst for victory over Australia Saturday in a vital Rugby Championship Test.

Pumas game ‘defining moment’, says Hansen

Published : 11:12 am  September 27, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  504 reads   |  

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen believes the clash with Argentina Saturday will be the “defining moment” of the 2013 Rugby Championship.

Boks chase bonus point, Australia seek redemption

Published : 6:39 pm  September 26, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  360 reads   |  

South Africa will concentrate on the basics as they try to dispatch a bullish Australia at Newlands on Saturday (1500 GMT) in the hope of setting up a final-day showdown against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.

Australia make three changes for South Africa Test

Published : 4:03 pm  September 26, 2013 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  388 reads   |  

Australia have made three personnel changes and one positional to the starting line-up for a Rugby Championship Test against South Africa in Cape Town Saturday.

Page 6 of 15« First...45678...Last »
-->