By Rugby World reader Larissa Falls
Queensland Reds… Super Rugby champions!
Samoa… For their incredible 32-23 win over Australia and their first victory over a top-five international team. The question is: will teams start to play against them more regularly though?
Otago… Beat Auckland at Eden Park for the first time in 35 years in the ITM Cup.
Tri-Nations… Will Genia’s decision-making, Dan Carter’s point’s record and Morne Steyn’s 39 consecutive successful goal kicks. Support play, offloading and counter-attacking.
Japan… Lifted their first ever IRB Pacific Nations Cup.
England Women… The U20s triumphed in the Nations Cup after an undefeated season, while the senior side were crowned European Sevens champions.
Scottish Rugby… For announcing their first full-time professional Sevens squad
Scheduling… Disgraceful that Australia have only played Samoa five times… and I’m sure it’s similar for other international teams too!
Complainers… England apparently shouldn’t be allowed a black change strip, yet New Zealand’s change strip is what colour… white!
RFU… Even more madness and mayhem, sackings and squabbles.
Illness… The thoughts and prays of everyone in world rugby go out to Joost van der Westhuizen and his family.