The venues of the first ever Rugby World Cup to be held in Asia have been announced. The 2019 Rugby World Cup is going to be held in Japan.
The decision of letting Japan play host to the 2019 Rugby World Cup was taken in the year 2009. There are 12 venues where matches will be held according to the latest announcement. Japan will also play host to the 2020 Olympic Games.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club and the reigning champions the Northampton Saints have announced that JJ Hanrahan will leave Munster to link up with the English giants over the summer.
Speculation had been rife for the last one month regarding the future of out-half Hanrahan who was unhappy with his place at Munster after not being able to nail down a place in the starting line-up under new coach Anthony Foley and it emerged that he was considering his position in the club.
Jarryd Hayne has reportedly signed up with leading NFL team Detroit Lions.
The National Rugby League hero & aspiring NFL sportsman has been frequently linked with the Lions in recent months since his declaration to leave the sport & take to NFL career 2 months back in October. The franchise actively denied any claim of interest yet was lately seen in a workout which was help for various NFL teams in the San Diego area.
Jonny Wilkinson is a rugby player who has suffered rugby injuries in quick successions than any other rugby player. Wilkinson is a retired rugby player who has represented British and Irish Lions and also England. He is well-known for the drop goal he scored during the finals of the 2003 Rugby World Cup because of which England was able to win the world cup that year.
After the victory in the year 2003, Wilkinson suffered from shoulder, rib, arm, neck and back problems for many years until he finally decided to end his professional rugby career from the 2013-2014 rugby season.
Wallabies (Australian Rugby Team) are trying really hard to block out all the drama and controversies that are surrounding the team just before the much awaited final match of the 2014 Rugby Championship against Argentina’s Pumas on the 4th of October, 2014.
Ever since the Australian Rugby Team lost against the Springboks (South African Rugby Team) on 27th of September, 2014 everything has been going downhill for the Wallabies.
The Bangkok Lions rugby union, popularly known as the BKK Lions created by old rugby players from Bangkok coming together and forming the team.
The main motive behind the creation of this team was to inspire young players to take further interest in the sport and making them take up rugby as their career. To make the young generations understand, appreciate and practice the game of rugby was the main focus behind the formation of the club.
Saracens Rugby club is based in London and was set up in the year 1876. In the beginning Vicarage Road in Watford was the home ground for the club form which they relocated to Allianz Park which was renovated off late. The artificial turf was set up by the infrastructural committee in order to ensure a better environment for the players. The fans will also be able to experience something new through the free flowing rugby that the club is determined to play form the upcoming season. They will get their money’s worth each time they visit this stadium.
Legendary England Rugby Team fly half Jonny Wilkinson has announced his retirement from all forms of the sport at the end of the season.
Wilkinson, who currently plays for Toulon in France, has two more matches to look forward to before he calls it a day with his team taking on Saracens FC in the Heineken Cup final before going up against Castres in the Top 14 the following weekend in what will be the last match of his playing career.
Chris Ashton is no longer going to represent England rugby team at the Royal Bank of Scotland Six Nations 2014 because Stuart Lancaster (the coach of England rugby team) has decided to leave him out of the squad that is heading to Paris for a Six Nations 2014 match against France. Along with Ashton, Ben Youngs has also been omitted from the rugby team.
Many things are going in the world of international rugby, but one of the most notable events that have taken place in terms of international rugby is when a number of Springbok rugby players gave sixty seven minutes which was as a part of the international Mandela Day campaign. The former president of South Africa turned ninety five a few days back and as usual, there were many events held to celebrate his birthday all over the world, and the Springbok players were not far behind.