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Three All Blacks named in Auckland side

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All Blacks Charlie Faumuina, Steven Luatua and Charles Piutau will start for Auckland this weekend in the team’s first home match against Tasman (Sunday, 4.35pm).

Auckland Coach Paul Feeney has made just two other injury-enforced changes to his side that got a bonus point victory over Manawatu last weekend.

“We were poor against Canterbury so come away from Manawatu with five points was pleasing. The first 20 minutes were good, in the middle 40 there were a few too many errors and we know that so I think we’ve made improvements but still have plenty to do,” said Feeney.

The inclusion of Faumuina, Luatua and Piutau has been a boost to the team.

“It’s great to have them. Those three inject some enthusiasm and confidence and they’ve been a big part of our group for a couple of years so they get along with the boys and they enjoy coming back and playing for Auckland.”

The other changes see Hadleigh Parkes and Liaki Moli rested due to injury, with Francis Saili moving in to second five-eighths and William Lloyd promoted for his first start in an Auckland jersey.

Feeney said the high-flying Tasman will present a tough challenge on Sunday.

“We love playing at home but know Tasman is a very good side, they have attacking weapons all over the park. They’ve scored something like 11 tries in two games so we know we’re in for a battle.”

Players will celebrate Schools Day by playing in their 1st XV socks on Sunday.

Eden Park, 4.35pm kick off

1. Sam Prattley (Nelson College)
2. Tom McCartney (c) (Howick College)
3. Charlie Faumuina (Papatoetoe High School)
4. William Lloyd (Orewa College)
5. Jack Whetton (Rosmini College)
6. Steven Luatua (Mt Albert Grammar School)
7. Sean Polwart (Sacred Heart)
8. Peter Saili (St Peter’s College)
9. Junior Poluleuligaga (De La Salle College)
10. Gareth Anscombe (Rosmini College)
11. Vince Aso (St Peter’s College)
12. Francis Saili (St Peter’s College)
13. George Moala (Tamaki College)
14. Ben Lam (St Peter’s College)
15. Charles Piutau (Wesley College)
16. Gafatasi Su’a (Mt Albert Grammar)
17. Ofa Tu’ungafasi (Mangere College)
18. Joe Edwards (Saint Kentigern College)
19. Nepia Fox Matamua (St Peter’s College)/Blake Gibson (Saint Kentigerns)
20. Leon Fukofuka (Kelston Boy’s High School)
21. Lolagi Visinia (Kelston Boy’s High School)
22. Simon Hickey (King’s College)



August 29, 2014 Posted by | Auckland, ITM Cup, Tasman Makos | , , , , | Leave a comment

IRB to change name to World Rugby


The International Rugby Board will become World Rugby from November 19, 2014 as part of a major rebranding programme.

The new brand, including a new logo, will be launched at the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition in London on November 17-18.

_0worldGlobal Rugby participation has boomed by more than two million to 6.6 million players over the past four years, driven by the commercial success of Rugby World Cup, the IRB’s development strategies and record investment, strong and vibrant Unions and Rugby’s re-inclusion in the Olympic Games.

With Rugby aspiring to inspire and engage new audiences and players around the world, the rebrand reflects the organisation’s mission to build a stronger connection with fans, players and new audiences worldwide.

The rebrand will have no impact on Rugby World Cup 2015 branding or positioning, which will remain as it is with its iconic logo throughout the current event cycle.

IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “Rugby continues to thrive, reach out and engage new audiences and participants in record numbers and the IRB has been at the heart of that growth.”

“We are committed to furthering that growth beyond our traditional family and fan base with a public that expects to be entertained, informed and interacted with. This move is more than just a name change, it is a mission statement.”
IRB Chief Executive Brett Gosper added: “In a crowded global entertainment and sporting marketplace, the role of the IRB has evolved from Game regulator to Game inspirer.”

“With this we must continue to appeal to those who know and love the sport and its heritage, while attracting, engaging and inspiring those who have no connection with the sport across multiple cultures and languages around the world.”

“World Rugby collectively has the ingredients and tools to do just that. Rugby’s global appeal is founded and positioned on its unique character-building values and inclusive ethos and we want everyone to feel connected with the sport and Rugby’s ongoing success story.”

“World Rugby clearly aligns our name with our mission and allows us to organise new and existing consumer facing properties in a way that they will be more impactful and more appealing to the sport’s growing global fan base.”



August 29, 2014 Posted by | IRB | , , | Leave a comment

ITM CUP | Preview | Canterbury v Northland



Preview: Canterbury v Northland

28th August 2014BET NOW

cannth14Joe Moody and Colin Slade will start for Canterbury in Thursday’s clash with Northland in Christchurch.

Moody and Slade have been released from All Black duty and are two of the 12 changes to Canterbury coach Scott Robertson’s starting XV.

Moody will pack down alongside Ben Funnell and Nepo Laulala in the front row while Slade starts at fly-half.

Joel Everson and Matt Symons will pair up at lock and Tom Sanders comes into the number six jersey to make his starting debut. Nasi Manu will play his first game of the season, wearing number eight and also leading the team.

Willi Heinz will take a spot on the bench to give Mitchell Drummond his first start at scrum-half. The wings will be occupied by Milford Keresoma and Rob Thompson, with Adam Whitelock at inside centre.

Jack Goodhue makes his starting debut at outside centre and Richie Mo’unga is at full-back. JJ Manning and Nathaniel Apa are set to make their Canterbury debuts if they come off the bench.

Meanwhile, Northland have made just one change to their starting XV after their 35-5 victory over Wellington at the weekend. Ross Wright comes into the front row for Matt Talaese.

Wright will start at loosehead while Namatahi Waa, who wore the number one jersey against Wellington, shifts to tighthead. Wright’s elevation to the run-on side means Howard Silioto comes on to the bench.

The only other change sees Latiume Fosita replacing Brook Gilmore as one of the backline replacements.

The teams:


Canterbury: 15 Richie Mo’unga, 14 Rob Thompson, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Adam Whitelock, 11 Milford Keresoma, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 8 Nasi Manu (c), 7 Jed Brown, 6 Tom Sanders, 5 Matt Symons, 4 Joel Everson, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Ben Funnell, 1 Joe Moody.
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Siate Tokolahi, 18 JJ Manning, 19. Luke Whitelock, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Nathaniel Apa, 22 Patrick Osborne.


Northland: 15 Mathew Wright, 14 Filipo Nakosi, 13 Winston Stanley, 12 Troy Gilbert, 11 Jone Macilai, 10 Dan Hawkins, 9 Tane Takulua, 8 Cam Eyre (c), 7 Jack Ram, 6 Dan Pryor, 5 Tom Murday, 4 Shane Neville, 3 Namatahi Waa, 2 Matt Moulds, 1 Ross Wright.
Replacements: 16 Howard Silioto, 17 Will Griff John, 18 Michael Stolberg, 19 Kara Pryor, 20 Kurt Davis, 21 Latiume Fosita, 22 Warren Dunn.

Date: Thursday, August 28
Kick-off: 19:35 local (08:35 BST, 07:35 GMT)
Venue: AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Aki Aso

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August 28, 2014 Posted by | Canterbury, ITM Cup, Northland | Leave a comment

All Blacks Sevens to feature in Sunshine Coast Oceania Sevens

ocean2For the first time in the tournament’s history, the All Black Sevens are set to compete in Oceania’s regional Sevens competition.

The Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) has announced that the 2014 Oceania Sevens will be played on 3-4 October, alongside the Noosa International Sevens on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

One week before the kick-off of the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series, on 11-12 October on the Gold Coast, the regional showpiece provides the perfect preparation and launch pad.

The New Zealanders join fellow World Series men’s core teams Fiji, Australia and Samoa, who are the reigning champions having beaten Fiji 31-17 in Suva in the 2013 final.

In addition to a high-class men’s event, seven teams will compete in the women’s tournament, including Women’s Sevens World Series champions New Zealand and runners-up Australia. Fiji, who caused the upset of the tournament last year by beating New Zealand in the semi-finals, will be looking to go one better in 2014 after losing to Australia 22-5 in the final.

The strength of the tournament reflects the growing rise of Sevens rugby across the world as the 2016 Brazil Olympic Games tournament edges closer.

While in 2015 the Oceania Sevens will be a direct qualifier for one team into the Olympics, the 2014 tournament offers a route onto this season’s HSBC Sevens World Series. The top performing non-core men’s team will play at the Wellington and Hong Kong rounds of the Series in 2015, while in Hong Kong they will also be joined by the second-ranked non-core team.

The top four nations in the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series will qualify directly for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Huge potential for Olympic medals

IRB General Manager for Oceania, Will Glenwright, stated: “FORU would very much like to thank hosts, the Noosa International Sevens. FORU is delighted to be a part of this wonderful Sevens carnival and this year we are delivering the strongest ever Oceania Sevens. Oceania is home to some of the world’s best Sevens teams including New Zealand, Fiji, Australia and Samoa.

“The Oceania Sevens is therefore a very important event for the region. It will also act as an Olympic qualifying event in its own right next year and is part of FORU’s Pacific Podium initiative. A collaborative high performance strategy for maximising medals for Member Unions at the 2016 Rio Games.

“The Pacific Islands have only ever won one medal in the history of Olympic competition. However, FORU, in conjunction with Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC), recognises the potential of the Oceania teams to win Rugby Sevens medals in 2016 and the programme seeks to harness this competitive advantage and counter-act the far greater financial resources that are being committed by other regions to prepare for Rio 2016,” added Glenwright.

The Noosa International 7s Festival was established in 2010 and has since grown to become Australia’s premier rugby Sevens event outside of the IRB Series. The 2013 Festival generated unprecedented interest including the introduction of the inaugural Open School boy’s and girl’s tournament – an exciting development for the growth of the annual festival.

“We’re delighted to incorporate the FORU Oceania Sevens into this year’s Noosa International Sevens,” said Event Director Dene Brooks.

“I can guarantee a warm welcome and a great weekend of action for all the teams and fans that join us on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. With our excellent facilities, experienced organisers and an army of volunteers, Noosa will show why it has become the sevens festival that every team wants to be part of,” he added.

FORU Oceania Sevens – Noosa, 3-4 October 2014
Men’s teams: American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga,
Women’s teams: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga



August 28, 2014 Posted by | Oceania Rugby, Sevens | , , , , | Leave a comment

Rugby Championship: Pumas Squad for New Zealand and Australia


Los Pumas head coach Daniel Hourcade has named a twenty-eight man squad for the second phase of the 2014 Rugby Championship. Argentina will play away test matches against the All Blacks and Wallabies in New Zealand and Australia and will do so with three players included who are yet to play in the 2014 competition. Hourcade has again decided not to call up any players involved with the professional teams outside of Argentina that were not selected in the initial training squad. Consequently Los Pumas will again be playing without players including Patricio Albacete, Manuel Carizza, Matías Díaz, Santiago Fernández and Gonzalo Tiesi.

The narrow loss against South Africa in Salta has not seen Hourcade opting for wholesale changes. To the contrary el huevo has retained all but Pablo Matera who has been ruled out of the remainder of the Rubgy Championship due to a shoulder injury. His loss coincides with the return to fitness of another back-rower, Benjamín Macome who missed the past four tests after breaking his arm against Ireland in Chaco in June.
Macome’s inclusion sees the retention of five back-rowers and he will now be in contention to start at number eight against the All Blacks. His return is certain to see Juan Maneul Leguizamón moving to the side of the scrum to wear the 6 shirt vacated by Matera’s injury. Either Macome or Leonardo Senatore is therefore likely to start at 8 with the other on the bench. Also in the squad is Rodrigo Báez who is likely to be back-up if required on late notice.
Also back is Juan Imhoff who had been expected to start against South Africa only to get injured in the final warm-up fixture against Grenoble in Catamarca. In his place Horacio Agulla and Lucas González Amorosino started on the right wing in the tests in Pretoria and Salta with Manuel Montero playing on the left. Imhoff’s return appears likely to see a new combination with him wearing the 14 shirt and starting a a back-three containing Montero and Joaquín Tuculet.
The third player called-up for the Oceania test matches is hooker Santiago Iglesias Valdez. The 2013 Pumitas captain is one of three hookers in the squad with Hourcade looking to increase his options. It also comes despite Eusebio Guiñazú not having been selected. His international future would therefore appear to be over.
Los Pumas are to leave for New Zealand on Friday, flying out from Buenos Aires. The team will face the All Blacks on the following Saturday evening (local time) in Napier.



August 27, 2014 Posted by | Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Rugby Championship | , , , , , | Leave a comment

NZ Schools and Barbarian Schools coaches announced

nz_schoolsNew Zealand Schools and Barbarian Schools coaches announced
Porirua City to host matches

dhewittCrusaders Assistant Coach Dave Hewett has been appointed coach of this year’s New Zealand Schools team and Hurricanes Development Coach Darren Larsen has been named coach of the New Zealand Barbarian Schools team; both sides to play Fiji and Australia in September and October.

New Zealand Rugby today announced the coaching teams for both teams as New Zealand Rugby’s High Performance and the Schools selection network prepares to name the Schools and Barbarian Schools teams next month to face Fiji Schools and Australia Schools at Porirua Park.

New Zealand Rugby General Manager Neil Sorensen welcomed the coaching appointments as a great step forward for the schools programme:

“This is the most resource we have ever put around the schools’ programme as we see the New Zealand Schools and Barbarians Schools as important programmes in the New Zealand Rugby pathway. They provide the players involved exposure to a quality high performance environment that really enhances their development.

“This really is an exciting time for those working with talent at this age group, and it’s an incredibly exciting time for those players,” he said.

New Zealand Schools Council chairman Garry Chronican said the fact that talent was being developed through both the Schools team and the Barbarian Schools team meant more players would be exposed to new opportunities.

“We are delighted with these coaching appointments. To have such an outstanding blend of high performance and successful 1st XV coaches in our team management is satisfying indeed.

“We will need to draw on all the experience and expertise that these coaches will bring to the teams as we head into challenging programme of games against Australia and Fiji in September and October.”

New Zealand Schools Coach Dave Hewett said he was excited to be involved with the programme.

“I know first-hand the importance of having great opportunities for young talent. I am looking forward to being part of the start of something really amazing for these young men.

“Representing your country is a great honour for anyone, so I know that pulling on a black jersey will be a very special honour for everyone involved,” he said.

The schools programme has been welcomed as a great opportunity to showcase the host city, Porirua.

Porirua City Mayor Nick Leggett said:

“Rugby is the most popular sport across New Zealand schools, and certainly in Porirua City. We welcome and look forward to hosting this event and I’m sure there will be plenty of local support at the games with Porirua being a passionate rugby supporting community.

“Porirua Park is a venue of choice for rugby matches of significance as it provides an outstanding surface, great spectator viewing and player hosting facilities with the support of North’s Rugby Club.

“Porirua Park is the home ground and nursery for many representative players including Jerry Collins, Tamati Ellison, John Schwalgler, TJ Perenara, Alapati Leiua, Fafili Levave and Robert Fruean to name a few.”


New Zealand Schools
Head Coach - Dave Hewett, Crusaders Assistant Coach
Coach - Mark Ozich, Southland Boys 1st XV Coach, Southland Assistant Coach 2013
Campaign Manager - Russell Hilton-Jones, NZ Resource coach, coached various NZ age group teams including Under 19 and NZ Schools
Manager - Gerry Davidson, former NZ Schools and St Bede’s 1st XV coach, 2013 Schools manager
Physiotherapist - Paul Taitoko, NZ Schools physio since 20011
Strength & conditioning Coach - Brad Mayo, Waikato ITM Cup Assistant S&C coach and Waikato Academy S&C Coach
Performance Analyst - Tom Martin, Hurricanes Development team Performance Analyst

New Zealand Barbarians Schools
Head Coach - Darren Larsen, Hurricanes Development team Head Coach, NZ Under 20 resource coach
Coach - Ryan Martin, Otago Boys 1st XV Coach, Otago age grade coach
Manager - Nick Reid, Awatapu College, Barbarians Manager since 2012
Physiotherapist – Karl Houltham, Highlanders Assistant Physiotherapist, Kings High School 1st XV Physiotherapist
S&C Coach - James Dickie, Wellington Rugby Assistant S&C Coach

Three specialists will also work with both teams:

Mental Skills - John Quinn, Canterbury Rugby, NZ Cricket and Commonwealth Games Mental Skills provider
Nutritionist - Jonny Rea, Crusaders, Canterbury, Tasman and High Performance Sport NZ Nutritionist
Performance Analyst – tba

Schools and Barbarian Schools Fixtures:
Tuesday 30 September
Porirua Park
NZ Barbarians v Australia 1:10pm
NZ Schools v Fiji 2:50pm

Saturday 4 October
Porirua Park
NZ Barbarians v Fiji 1:10pm
NZ Schools v Australia 2:50pm



August 27, 2014 Posted by | New Zealand | , , , , , | Leave a comment

ITM CUP | Preview | Waikato v Taranaki


Preview: Waikato v Taranaki

26th August 2014BET NOW


tkTawera Kerr-Barlow: First Waikato appearance since 2012

All Blacks scrum-half Tawera Kerr-Barlow will make his first Waikato appearance since 2012 when they face Taranaki in Hamilton on Wednesday.

Waikato veteran Marty Holah will take over the captaincy in place of regular number nine Brad Weber who moves to the bench.

There is Waikato debuts for the new locking partnership of Luke Katene and Jacob Skeen, while young utility back Regan Ware is set to make his debut from the bench.

Meanwhile, Taranaki coach Colin Cooper has made just two changes, bringing in lock Leighton Price for his first start of 2014, while wing Jackson Ormond also comes into the starting line-up.

Ormond’s inclusion is at the expense of full-back Codey Rei, who is relegated to the bench.

That means a reshuffle in the back-line, with captain James Marshall moving to full-back enabling Seta Tamanivalu to move into centre from the wing.

Although he had limited opportunities in Taranaki’s opening 9-9 draw with Counties-Manukau, Tamanivalu was busy in patches during the heart-breaking 29-26 loss to Hawke’s Bay.

Charlie Ngatai moves in a place from outside centre in the only other positional change.

Marty McKenzie will assume the goal-kicking duties with Rei on the bench.

Although Cooper might have been tempted to make more changes to his pack to bring some fresh legs in, the strength of Taranaki in the opening fortnight of the NPC has been their scrum.

It was devastating against Counties-Manukau and was again impressive at Napier.

Toa Halafihi’s work off the bench on Friday might have put some pressure on flankers Berny Hall and Mitchell Crosswell but Cooper has stuck by the pair who have started both games to date.

There has been a reshuffle on the bench, also, with scrum-half Chris Smylie declared fit after a hamstring injury has kept him on the sidelines, while teenager Sean Wainui could make his Taranaki debut if he comes on as a replacement.

Wainui’s inclusion sees Beaudein Waaka drop out of the 22-man squad, while Warwick Lahmert has also lost his place now that Smylie is fit.

Another player missing from the bench is Doug Tietjens. The former Highlanders representative lasted only five minutes against Hawke’s Bay after he took a head knock.

Promising tighthead prop Ryan Cocker has been cleared of concussion and takes his place on the bench at the expense of Sione Lea.

There is still no sign of full-back Kurt Baker in the squad, although there is a chance he could be fit to play Bay of Plenty at Yarrow Stadium on Sunday.

The teams:

Waikato: 15 Albert Nikoro, 14 Declan O’Donnell, 13 Jordan Payne, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Joe Webber, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Adam Burn, 7 Marty Holah (c), 6 Josh Tyrell, 5 Jacob Skeen, 4 Luke Katene, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Brayden Mitchell, 1 James McGougan.
Replacements: 16 Hame Faiva, 17 Ben Tameifuna, 18 David Morgan, 19 Zane Kapeli, 20 Brad Weber, 21 Damian McKenzie, 22 Regan Ware.

Taranaki: 15 James Marshall (c), 14 Jackson Ormond, 13 Seta Tamanivalu, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 Waisake Naholo, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Blade Thomson, 7 Berny Hall, 6 Mitchell Crosswell, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Leighton Price, 3 Angus Ta’avao, 2 Rhys Marshall, 1 Mitchell Graham.
Repalcements: 16 Timo Tutavaha, 17 Ryan Cocker, 18 Riki Hoeata, 19 Toa Halafihi, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 Sean Wainui, 22 Codey Rei.

Date: Wednesday, August 27
Kick-off: 19:35 local (08:35 BST, 07:35 GMT)
Venue: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Damian Mitchelmore

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RR World Rankings – 26th August 2014


Past RugbyRedefined Rankings

2013 : 8th / 9th Nov18th Nov25th Nov1st Dec9th Dec22nd Dec

2014 : 3rd Feb10th Feb24th Feb7th Mar 17th Mar 13th Apr28th Apr5th May13th May 3rd June9th June– 16th June – 22nd June – 29th June7th July 18th August

Our 4,000th posting on RugbyRedefined is our latest World Rankings and New Zealand’s slip on 17 straight wins that stopped last week with the 12-12 draw with Australia summoned all the doom and gloom merchants on the Radio Talkback shows and NZ Media , was this the end of a great run ?

Well in 7 days the universe has been re-aligned and the New Zealander’s piled up a record score 51-20 against Australia and continued their amazing run of victories at Eden Park where they have not lost since 1994.

Universe re-aligned we say !

Well that is how it looked until Argentina almost gave it another wobble ! After they went agonizingly close to recording their first victory over the South Africans in Salta , only to come up short by 2 points losing 31-33. They are surely THE team on the rise and Australia and New Zealand must be wary of their travels to South America later in the competition.

So we only had the two international matches to rank this week ,  New Zealand went into the match on 93.42pts and climb back to 93.55 after last week’s draw that saw them lose 0.389 pts while Australia began on 87.31 and slide to 87.31pts.

Point Movements Rating Point
NZL 51 – 20 AUS
0.389 ( +/- )
93.55 87.18

This week the Rugby Championship takes a break but International Rugby continues with the CONSUR B competition in Ecuador , we shall be seeing Ecuador , Peru , Colombia and Venezuela battle it out. We will bring you all the results as they come to hand .

The current rankings for the CONSUR B teams are :

RR Pos Test Nations Rank
61 COLOMBIA col 43.33
67 VENEZUELA ven 41.67
75 PERU peru 40.13
128 ECUADOR Ecua 15.46




NEW ZEALAND (Weeks at #1 , 41wks)

0 = no Positional change  , (x) = Positional change last week

NEW ZEALAND (Weeks at #1 , 41wks) / {RWC2015} = Qualified for 2015 RWC

RR Pos Test Nations Change Last Pos Rank
0 1 93.55
0 2 89.33
0 3 87.18
0 4 85.67
0 5 83.43
6 WALES {RWC2015}
0 6 80.69
7 FRANCE {RWC2015} 0 7 79.99
0 8 77.86
9 SAMOA {RWC2015}
0 9 76.81
  British & Irish Lions     76.00
10 JAPAN {RWC2015}
0 10 75.68
  NZ Maori     75.50
11 FIJI {RWC2015}
0 11 74.29
0 12 74.06
13 TONGA {RWC2015}
0 13 72.83
14 ITALY {RWC2015}
0 14 70.76
15 GEORGIA {RWC2015}
0 15 70.46
16 ROMANIA {RWC2015}
0 16 68.65
17 CANADA {RWC2015}
0 17 68.15
18 USA {RWC2015}
0 18 67.58
  World XV     65.00
Barbarians (UK)     65.00
19 URUGUAY *{RWC2015}
0 19 63.37
20 RUSSIA *{RWC2015}
0 20 62.49
21 SPAIN 0 21 60.64
  Argentina Jaguars   58.50
22 NAMIBIA {RWC2015}
0 22 58.12
23 GERMANY 0 23 58.10
  Emerging Ireland     58.00
Emerging Italy     58.00
24 HONG KONG 0 24 57.61
25 ZIMBABWE 0 25 57.52
26 PORTUGAL 0 26 57.68
27 KOREA 0 27 57.22
28 CHILE 0 28 54.49
29 MOLDOVA 0 29 54.10
30 BELGIUM 0 30 53.88
31 KENYA 0 31 53.17
32 UKRAINE 0 32 52.37
33 NETHERLANDS 0 33 52.14
34 MOROCCO 0 34 51.18
35 POLAND 0 35 50.64
36 BRAZIL 0 36 50.52
37 TUNISIA 0 37 50.52
38 PARAGUAY 0 38 50.31
39 CZECH REPUBLIC 0 39 49.49
40 CYPRUS 0 40 48.94
41 MALTA 0 41 48.85
42 SENEGAL 0 42 48.67
43 KAZAKHSTAN 0 43 48.45
44 SWEDEN 0 44 47.82
45 SWITZERLAND 0 45 47.28
46 COOK ISLANDS 0 46 47.11
47 SRI LANKA 0 47 46.95
48 ARMENIA 0 48 46.85
49 GUYANA 0 49 46.79
50 LITHUANIA 0 50 46.36
51 CROATIA 0 51 46.27
52 MADAGASCAR 0 52 45.75
53 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 0 53 45.50
54 PHILIPPINES 0 54 45.48
55 CAYMAN ISLANDS 0 55 45.41
56 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 0 56 45.27
57 COTE d’IVORIE 0 57 44.64
58 SINGAPORE 0 58 44.54
59 UGANDA 0 59 44.50
  USA South   44.19
60 ISRAEL 0 60 44.11
61 COLOMBIA 0 61 43.33
62 MEXICO 0 62 43.21
63 CHINESE TAIPEI 0 63 43.06
64 ANDORRA 0 64 42.33
65 CHINA 0 65 41.95
66 MALAYSIA 0 66 41.72
67 VENEZUELA 0 67 41.67
68 BERMUDA 0 68 41.59
69 LATVIA 0 69 41.07
70 HUNGARY 0 70 41.02
71 COSTA RICA 0 71 40.75
72 DENMARK 0 72 40.51
73 NIUE ISLANDS 0 73 40.45
74 SOLOMON ISLANDS 0 74 40.35
75 PERU 0 75 40.13
76 THAILAND 0 76 40.11
77 IRAN 0 77 40.04
78 INDIA 0 78 39.61
79 BOTSWANA 0 79 39.39
80 INDONESIA 0 80 38.82
81 UZBEKISTAN 0 81 38.76
82 CAMEROON 0 82 38.33
83 BARBADOS 0 83 38.26
84 NIGERIA 0 84 37.80
85 AUSTRIA 0 85 37.68
86 JAMAICA 0 86 36.99
87 SERBIA 0 87 36.55
88 SLOVENIA 0 88 36.42
89 LUXEMBOURG 0 89 35.94
90 TAHITI 0 90 35.37
91 PAKISTAN 0 91 35.18
92 MONACO 0 92 35.17
93 GUAM 0 93 35.04
94 ZAMBIA 0 94 34.73
95 BULGARIA 0 95 34.51
96 VANUATU 0 96 33.45
97 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 0 97 33.44
98 MAURITIUS 0 98 33.19
99 BAHAMAS 0 99 32.99
100 ST. VINCENT & GRENADINES 0 100 32.84
101 NORWAY 0 101 32.68
102 GIBRALTAR 0 102 32.00
103 SWAZILAND 0 103 31.25
104 AMERICAN SAMOA 0 104 30.00
105 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 0 105 29.95
106 FINLAND 0 106 29.43
107 GREECE 0 107 28.55
108 TURKEY 0 108 27.26
109 ALGERIA 0 109 23.44
110 LEBANON 0 110 22.75
111 SLOVAKIA 0 111 22.55
112 NIGER 0 112 22.35
113 AZERBAIJAN 0 113 20.09
114 BAHRAIN 0 114 20.00
115 LAO 0 115 19.10
116 LIBYA 0 116 18.97
117 CAMBODIA 0 117 18.80
118 TANZANIA 0 118 18.50
119 EGYPT 0 119 18.07
121 BRUNEI 0 121 17.00
122 JORDAN 0 122 16.95
123 CURACAO 0 123 16.88
124 REUNION 0 124 16.50
125 St LUCIA 0 125 16.21
126 MONGOLIA 0 126 15.95
127 GHANA 0 127 15.66
128 ECUADOR 0 128 15.46
129 GUATEMALA 0 129 14.27
130 TURKS & CAICOS Islands 0 130 12.50
131 BURUNDI 0 131 12.21
132 QATAR 0 132 12.20
133 ESTONIA 0 133 12.00
134 LESOTHO 0 134 12.00
135 BENIN 0 135 11.60
136 BURKINA FASO 0 136 11.50
137 CHAD 0 137 11.30
138 PANAMA 0 138 11.22
139 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 0 139 11.20
140 KYRGYZSTAN 0 140 11.10
141 MACAU 0 141 11.00
142 RWANDA 0 142 10.93
143 MALI 0 143 10.90
144 MARTINIQUE 0 144 10.80
145 MAURITANIA 0 145 10.70
146 MAYOTTE 0 146 10.60
147 NEW CALEDONIA 0 147 10.40
148 TOGO 0 148 9.90
149 WALLIS & FUTUNA 0 149 9.70
150 AFGHANISTAN 0 150 9.60
151 EL SALVADOR 0 151 8.98
152 NICARAGUA 0 152 8.58
153 DEMOCRATIC Rep. of CONGO 0 153 6.86
154 NAURU 0 154 5.14


Past RugbyRedefined Rankings

2013 : 8th / 9th Nov18th Nov25th Nov1st Dec9th Dec22nd Dec

2014 : 3rd Feb10th Feb24th Feb7th Mar 17th Mar 13th Apr28th Apr5th May13th May 3rd June9th June– 16th June – 22nd June – 29th June7th July18th August



August 26, 2014 Posted by | Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, RR World Rankings, South Africa | Leave a comment

The South American Rugby 15’s will be on screens with Telemedellín


  • From August 31 to September 6 takes place in Apartado-Antioquia the South American Rugby 15’s Consur B. 
  • Our country will be represented by Tucanes team comprising 25 athletes from different regions.
  • Telemedellín official Rugby Channel in Colombia, telecast all matches of this tournament.

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The Toucans, the team from Rugby Colombia, including 25 athletes from different regions of the country, will participate in the South American Rugby 15’s CONSUR B “Antioquia the most educated” to be held in Apartado, Antioquia; between 31 August and 6 September.

The event will feature teams from Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia will seek the coveted title of the category and Telemedellín as an official channel of Rugby in Colombia, will be present from Santiago Rambay Stadium transmitting this tournament during his three-day, for out all the emotions, experiences, characters and good times in this game to a larger and more diverse audience.

Also, to make this a more complete sports event coverage, sports Telemedellín News section, will be held from Apartado.

In Telemedellín they have been supporting decisively this discipline since last year for being a former sports in values ​​that has made it to deprived areas of the country taking youth violence, and also has a very strong growth in both players and in fans.

The scheduling of matches that will transmit is:sudaB2014

Sunday, August 31:

  • 8:30 a.m. Match # 1: Peru vs Venezuela
  • 4:00 pm Game # 2: Ecuador vs Colombia   

Wednesday, 3 September

  • 8:30 a.m. No Match 3: Winner Match 1 – match 2 Loser
  • 3:00 pm Match # 4: Winner Match 2 – Loser Match 1

Saturday 6 September

  • 8:30 a.m. Match # 5: Third and Fourth Place
  • 3:00 pm Match # 6: Final

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August 26, 2014 Posted by | Colombia, CONSUR, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela | , , , , | Leave a comment

AUSTRALIAN NRC | Results | Round 1


Round One Results

Brisbane City 45 v 20 Sydney Stars

UC Vikings 23 v 28 Perth Spirit

NSW Country Eagles 31 v 2 Greater Sydney Rams

Melbourne Rising 55 v 34 North Harbour Rays

The teams playing in the 2014 National Rugby Championship are:

  • Brisbane City
  • Perth Spirit
  • Melbourne Rising
  • NSW Country Eagles
  • North Harbour Rays
  • Greater Sydney Rams
  • Sydney Stars
  • Queensland Country
  • University of Canberra Vikings
 2014 Points table
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Pts
New_South_Wales_Country_Eagles_logo 1 1 0 0 31 2 1 5
Melbourne_Rising_logo 1 1 0 0 55 34 1 5
Brisbane_City_logo_2014 1 1 0 0 45 20 0 4
Perth_Spirit_logo 1 1 0 0 28 23 0 4
Canberra_Vikings_logo 1 0 1 0 23 28 1 1
North_Harbour_Rays_logo 1 0 1 0 34 55 0 0
Sydney_Stars_logo 1 0 1 0 20 45 0 0
Greater_Sydney_Rams 1 0 1 0 2 31 0 0
Queensland_Country_logo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Full Draw and Teams – Click Here



August 25, 2014 Posted by | AUS NRC, Brisbane City, Canberra Vikings, Greater Sydney Rams, Melbourne Rising, North Harbour Rays, NSW Country Eagles, Perth Spirit, Queensland Country, Sydney Stars | , , , , , | Leave a comment


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