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Mar 19, 2018

Romania qualify for 2019 RWC.

Romania have qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, following a controversial win by Belgium over Spain.

Spain were favourites to win but struggled with the conditions and were further upset with the officials for the match, who were all from Romania.

Romania join Japan, Scotland and Ireland in Pool A.

There are just three qualifiers left to be found

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Feb 13, 2018

Super Rugby starts!

This weekend sees the start of another Super Rugby season. With three less teams and a slightly changed format, all the Southern Hemispheres big clubs are ready to fight it out again.

The start sees only the South African conference in action before all teams start playing the following week.

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Jan 26, 2018

Americas Rugby Championship

The 2018 Americas Rugby Championship starts this week with a game between Canada and Uruguay. This match is also the first in a 2 match qualifying series for the RWC 2019.

Then the two North American and four South American teams continue throughout the month to find out who is the Americas champion. The USA won last year.

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Sep 30, 2017

European Rugby Cups begin this month.

The leading two competitions in Europe begin this month, with the start of the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup. All the usual teams are there, spread among the two competitions and there is a new team from Russia as well.

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Aug 03, 2017

Southern Hemisphere rugby is starting.

The Rugby Championship, the leading international rugby competition in the southern hemisphere, starts in this month. South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina battle it out for supremacy in 2017.

The domestic rugby competitions in the southern hemisphere countries are starting this month and next. In South Africa, the Currie Cup has started already, in New Zealand the Mitre 10 Cup and the Heartland Championship start in a couple of weeks and in Australia the National Rugby Championship begins in the first week of September.

All the results will be here at The pages for the competitions are all set up, waiting for the start of the competitions.

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Jul 09, 2017

Lions share the spoils

The British & Irish Lions have drawn the last test match against New Zealand 15-15 to share the series 1-1 with 1 drawn.

In a close match that no team could get a decisive lead established, the end result was a draw that meant the series was tied. The match did however end in controversy.

The French referee awarded a penalty to New Zealand for offside in a handy position to the posts. He was then persuaded to take another look at the incident and then was persuaded to change to just a scrum. Debate raged on after the final whistle as to why he would do that.

The match had been a close affair for most of the 80 minutes, with NZ scoring 2 tries to none but never getting away from the Lions.

It is a shame that these big games are still being decided by the referees and not the players on the field. There continues to be too many poor or controversial decisions being made that effect the outcome of matches.

New Zealand supporters may feel a little aggrieved at the final results of the series as the NZ team was only ever behind on the scoreboard for 3 minutes in the whole series. They just couldn't finish off things as the Lions superb defensive efforts kept the last 2 matches very close.

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