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December 2011

  • Weekend Round Up: Wales 18 Australia 24

    Weekend Round Up: Wales 18 Australia 24

    December 05, 2011

    Shane Williams’ perfect farewell party was somewhat dampened by the Wallabies at the Millennium stadium on Saturday afternoon as Wales’ poor record against the Tri-Nations continued. 

  • Shane’s Farewell: Wales Vs. Australia

    Shane’s Farewell: Wales Vs. Australia

    December 02, 2011

    The stage is set for Shane Williams’ final appearance in a red jersey and it couldn’t be bigger! Cardiff’s Millennium stadium will be packed to the rafters to witness Shane’s 87th and final cap for his country and will be hopeful of a winning send-off for Wales’ top try scorer of all time. Here’s our big match preview… 

November 2011

  • The Welsh Wizard To Retire

    The Welsh Wizard To Retire

    November 03, 2011

    Few superlatives would do justice to the celebrated 11 year career of PUMA and Wales’ pint-sized powerhouse as he announced he will be retiring from the international stage after their Test with Australia on the 3rd December at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

October 2011

  • World Cup Preview: 3rd Place Play-Off

    World Cup Preview: 3rd Place Play-Off

    October 20, 2011

    Tomorrow’s Bronze Final will be contested by two sides desperate to leave New Zealand on a high after the pain of semi-final defeat at the hands of France and the All Blacks. Both Wales and Australia will be missing key players through injury (and one through suspension) after a long and highly physical World Cup campaign. Here’s how the teams are shaping up…

  • World Cup Round Up: Semi-Finals

    World Cup Round Up: Semi-Finals

    October 17, 2011

    Rugby is a game of passion and this simple fact was never more apparent than in the weekend’s semi-final clashes. Four million New Zealanders expected to beat their near-neighbours and pull of the sweetest of all victories. 60,000 Welsh fans packed out the Millenium stadium 11,000 miles away in the hope of seeing their side reach their first ever final and one referee came under the spotlight for making one of the most controversial decisions in the history of the tournament. The stage was set!

  • World Cup Heroes: Shane Williams

    World Cup Heroes: Shane Williams

    October 14, 2011

    These days it seems the tag ‘legend’ is often bandied about somewhat unnecessarily. But every once in a while you see a player of genuine class, someone who has performed year after year for both club and country that is deserving of the title. Shane Williams is one such player.

  • World Cup Preview: Quarter-Finals

    World Cup Preview: Quarter-Finals

    October 07, 2011

    It’s crunch time! Almost a month on from the pageantry of the opening ceremony and the World Cup kicks into top gear with the knockout stages of the tournament. The gloves are off and the top 8 in world rugby will do battle for the ultimate prize.

    We survey each nation’s prospects and give you the lowdown on the PUMA players to watch in the quarter-finals...

  • World Cup Round Up: 1st-2nd October

    World Cup Round Up: 1st-2nd October

    October 03, 2011

    The World Cup Pool stages are all wrapped up and we move onto the business end of the tournament with the quarter-final knockouts in Auckland and Wellington this weekend. No further chances of an incredible upset by the minnows, an undiscovered superstar or a one-sided demolition – perhaps unsurprisingly, the final 8 will be comprised of the top 8 world rugby-playing nations from New Zealand to Argentina.

    Talk will undoubtedly return to the question of whether the hosts have what it takes to go all the way or whether they will capitulate under the weight of expectation from an entire nation of rugby fanatics. Will Australia be able to repeat their Tri-Nations victory and topple South Africa and New Zealand? Can England reach their third final in three consecutive World Cups? Will Argentina outdo their efforts of 2007? Will the Green Army and neutral’s favourites, Ireland, build on the momentum taken from dominating their Pool?

    The weekend’s final games certainly gave some indication as to what the answers will be come 23rd of October. Here is our round up of the best of the action...