Posts Tagged ‘fiji’
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THIS IS not to belittle England’s 50-point spree last weekend but the Fiji squad touring Britain and Ireland is a desperately mediocre bunch. No team should concede tries as soft as that scored by Ugo Monye at Twickenham and Fiji’s midweek defeat at Gloucester will have done nothing to lift the spirits of a team that has a decent midfield and not a lot else.
Posted 217 days ago
By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor
In a nutshell
England performed a satisfactory, if perfunctory job on an underprepared and underpowered Fiji side. The hosts got off to a sluggish start, failing to find the necessary momentum to hurt the Fijians, but after the break, England improved, and started to go through the phases to exploit gaps in the Fijian’s defence. This…
Posted 222 days ago
EVEN THE most optimistic of souls in the visitors’ camp would be hard pressed to make a case for a Fijian victory at Twickenham this weekend, one of 30 Tests being played by 23 countries in a hectic three-week period. England have never failed to beat Fiji by a double-figure margin and the vastness of their resources is illustrated by the back row, where the likes of Tom Wood,
Posted 223 days ago
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FOR A Scotland team brimming with confidence after defeating Australia in Newcastle, the second test in Fiji represented a good chance for them to build on that and cement an unbeaten tour record. It also represented a potentially damaging pothole after Scotland’s last visit in 1998 had seen the hosts blast their way to a 51-26 win. Contrasted with the cold and damp conditions at home, in Churchill Park
Posted 587 days ago
The RFU has confirmed the dates of the 2012 QBE Internationals. England will play four Test matches at Twickenham in November-December, against Fiji, Australia, South Africa and World Champions New Zealand.
Reflecting on the fixture announcement, representatives from all five competing unions have expressed their excitement ahead of next year’s QBE Internationals.
Nick Easter, England and Harlequins Number 8, a QBE ambassador:…
Posted 940 days ago
FIRST AND foremost this was an exceptional performance by Fiji. We all know they have exciting backs, who can run from anyway but this generation of the Fiji national side is growing a hard edge that Wales simply failed to match. It was the Sevens-style Fiji that beat Wales but one based around their forward power.
Wales had the ascendancy in…
Posted 1297 days ago
From Rugby World reader, Larissa Falls
Got any to add?
Women’s Rugby… Matches at Twickenham and Stade de France following the men’s were great advertisements and should become regular occurrences not one-off opportunities. As for England beating New Zealand to show it isn’t a one horse race…bring on the World Cup!
Autumn Internationals… Genia, Guildford, J. Davies emergence with Moody’s comeback. The Samoan…