The experienced Bryce Lawrence will referee the Absa Currie Cup Final when he takes charge of the match between the MTN Golden Lions and The Sharks in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Correct me if i am wrong but is Jonathan Kaplan more in the news for the wrong reasons lately? The South African referee awarded a controversial try to Wales that left Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll seething.
England (9) 22 / Scotland (9) 16 (Final score)
England edged closer to their first Six Nations title and grand slam for eight years when they beat Scotland 22-16 on Sunday but they were made to work hard for their fourth successive victory.
Italy’s historic 22-21 victory over France.
Italy’s rugby players woke up on Sunday to find themselves making a rare appearance on the front pages of sport newspapers.
And they were lauded as “heroes” for securing their place in history with a “dream” victory.
Scotland (9) 18/ Ireland (14) 21 (Final Score)
Ireland ran in three tries to set up a 21-18 victory over Scotland in their Six Nations clash at Murrayfield on Sunday.
The result left the Scots still without a point from three games. Ireland joined Wales and France on four points, two behind leaders England.
Three matches, beside the two important Super Rugby matches takes place in SA on Saturday afternoon and evening. The Vodacom Cup game between the Sharks vs Blue Bulls (14:30), italy vs Wales (16:30 SA Time) and England vs France (19:00 SA Time). This is the combined Score Update Article for these 3 matches.
Vodacom Cup: Sharks 30 / Blue Bulls 19 (Final Score)
Italy (11) 16 / Wales (21) 24 (Final Score)
England (9) 17 / France (9) 9 (Final Score)
The following Rugby is on TV in SA from Friday morning 25 February till Sunday 27 February 2011. Remember to do your SuperBru picks on time!
Tommy Bowe is one of eight players that have been drafted into the Ireland squad and added to the match 22 that were on duty in the last round of the Six Nations Championship.
France coach Marc Lievremont has dropped scrumhalf Morgan Parra to the bench and promoted Dimitri Yachvili in one of six changes to the team to face England at Twickenham.
Wales have made one change to their starting line-up from the team who beat Scotland 24-6 for the Six Nations Round 3 clash against Italy in Rome on Saturday.
Ireland 22 /France 25 (Final Score)
Ireland and France locked horns at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday with each looking to maintain their 100 percent record in this year’s Six Nations competition. France in the end did not have to play that much rugby. They were accurate with the boot from Parra and Yachvili and the Meddart try.
Scotland (3) 6 / Wales (16) 24 (Final Score)
Scotland hosted Wales at Murrayfield, Edinburgh at 19:00 SA Time. This was the match thread for discussion of the game. The match was broadcast live on SS1 on TV in SA.
Wales started well but the game fizzeled out a bit and eventually Wales deserved their win, ground out the hard way.
England (31) 59 / Italy (6) 13 (Final Score)
England hosted Italy at Twickenham at 16:30 SA Time. This was the match thread for discussion of the game. The match was broadcast live on SS1 on TV in SA.
England absolutely demolished Italy, with Chris Ashton scoring an impressive 4 tries in the process.
Round 2 of the Six Nations Championship will be played this weekend. Our Superbru Predictor of the Week EEE, leads the pack on 6.5 points. Get your predictions in before the cut off on Saturday 12 February, game starts at 16:30 SA time.
France (17) 34 / Scotland (7) 21 (Final Score)
France hosted Scotland at Stade de France, Paris at 19:00 SA Time. This was the match thread for discussion of the game. The match was broadcast live on SuperSport 1, SHD & CSN on TV in SA.
For a change a red hot French team pitched to play and they started like a house on fire but the brave Scotland side fought back all the way, till the end.
In the end there was just too much French fire power as reflected in the final score of 34 / 21.
Italy (6) 11 / Ireland (3) 13 (Final Score)
Italy hosted Ireland at the Stadio Flaminio, Rome at 16:30 SA Time. This was the match thread for discussion of the game. The match was broadcast live on SuperSport 1, SHD & CSN.
Italy nearly upset the apple cart but Ireland scrapes a win with a late Ronan O’Gara drop goal.
England (13) 26 / Wales (6) 19 (Final Score)
Wales hosted England at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales in the 1st Six Nations encounter of 2011 at 21:45 SA Time. This was the match thread for discussion of the game. The match was broadcast live on SuperSport 1 & CSN on TV in SA.
In a hard and brutal encounter and surprisingly fast-paced rugby in the first half, England drew first blood with a converted try and kept that 7-point margin till the end.
Final score was England 26 / 19.
Tonight, Friday 4 February 2011, sees the start of the Six Nations Tournament, featuring the strongest 6 European Nations.
First up is Wales vs England at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales at 21:45 SA Time.
Rugby-Talk will cover this match live tonight.
Well folks, the serious rugby is upon us again, with the Six Nations kicking off tonight, the HSBC Sevens World Series in Wellington already under way, as well as some Super Rugby warm-up matches to be played.
Here’s the schedule for this weekend:
Wales selectors have announced seven changes to the starting line-up for the Six Nations opener against England on Friday night, having lost six and drawn one of their last seven Tests.
England Manager, Martin Johnson, has named a power team to take on Wales in the 6N opening encounter. Continue reading
The Six Nations season starts on Friday with the game between Wales and England in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Click on More for Previews.
Our 6 Nations Superbru
The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have said that they will not negotiate for player release with England’s Premier Rugby Limited but only with England’s Rugby Football Union. This applies to Welsh internationals playing for Premiership clubs in England.
The International Rugby Board has announced the Match Official appointments for the 2011 Six Nations Championship, which will be played between February 4 and March 19.
“Over a million spectators attend the games. They are at 100 per cent capacity. It attracts the biggest TV audience in world rugby, bar the World Cup. It makes more money than any other annual competition. It gets more media attention. On any level you choose to measure it against, it works.”