The International Rugby Board announced the pool draws for the 2015 Rugby World Cup on Thursday at Twickenham, London. South Africa are in Pool B with Scotland, Samoa, Asia 1 and Americas 2. There are 870 days left until South Africa’s first match kicks off in England on 19 September 2015 at Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.
A hard line taken today by the International Rugby Board could see the All Blacks not competing in the next Rugby World Cup. In response to New Zealand’s warning last week that they would consider pulling out of the 2015 tournament, citing financial losses during this year’s World Cup, the IRB have shrugged and said, “everyone is replaceable”.
Rugby fans, and swooning middle class women the world over: here’s something to get you over the Rugby World Cup dry spell we’ll all be suffering this week. We present, Bob Skinstad, coaching school children. Aaaaaw! [Images : Courtesy MasterCard] [Thanks, Mike!]
In the evening following England’s marginal victory over Argentina in their opening game of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, members of the English squad (including management) hit the town, to blow off the significant quantities of steam that are typically generated by a mediocre victory. Extra-marital boob-groping may or may not have ensued.
Egg and bacon burger for 60 bucks, or Steak, egg and chips for under a hundred? Shame, they’ve made it terribly easy for us..
Looking at the lock forwards that Peter de Villiers should take to the World Cup is a quick and easy discussion. Victor Matfield and Andries Bekker cover the number five jersey / four-jumper position as arguably the two best lineout options in world rugby, while Bakkies Botha and Dannie Rossouw should be named as your two-jumpers in the four jersey. But what about Juan?