RWC Weekly Wrap

Welcome to a new regular feature at Talking Rugby Union where will take a look back at the good, the bad and the funny of the Rugby World Cup over the past week.
23 September 2015

Otai convinced Georgia will match them physically

Tonga coach Mana Otai has likened Saturday's World Cup Pool C opener against Georgia at Gloucester to a boxing match.
18 September 2015

Lobzhanidze looking to make Rugby World Cup history

Georgia scrum-half Vasil Lobzhanidze could make World Cup history on the tournament's opening weekend.
16 September 2015

Tier 2 Nations: Players to Watch

There will be no shortage of expectations hoisted upon the likes of Julian Savea, Duane Vermeulen and George North when the Rugby World Cup begins later this month.
8 September 2015

Falcons defeat World Rugby's 13th seed

It was one of those famous Kingston Park nights to say 'I was there', Newcastle Falcons convincingly defeating the 13th-highest ranked team in world rugby.
1 September 2015

Ireland make 13 changes for Georgia

Dave Foley and Dominic Ryan will make their Test debuts against Georgia on Sunday in an Ireland team showing 13 changes from last weekend's victory over South Africa.
14 November 2014

November internationals round 2 preview

In stark contrast to Round 1, there are ten games in the November Internationals 2014 Round 2 and if you get through this round with a 100 per cent record then as Fitzy used to say, "full credit".
6 November 2014

November Autumn Internationals Round 4 Preview

The November Autumn Rugby Internationals Round 4 features ten mouth-watering matches including the All Blacks vs Ireland match which is sure to see history made
22 November 2013

Finding the next Argentina: Tier 2 nation's quest for parity

Rugby is often referred to as a global game, implying its tentacles stretch into every continent. In fact, it is global in appeal but it is far from globally competitive.
20 November 2012

Rugby World Cup Match Report - England 41-10 Georgia

England claimed a bonus point victory in their second match of the Rugby World Cup, but they had to work for it by a Georgian team who refused to lie down and produced a brilliant performance.
18 September 2011

Rugby World Cup Match Preview - England vs Georgia

The return of skipper Lewis Moody is just one of the nine changes Martin Johnson has made to the side that eventually overcame Argentina in their opening World Cup game last Saturday.
17 September 2011

Rugby World Cup Match Report - Scotland 15 - 6 Georgia

Scotland stumbled to a second unconvincing Rugby World Cup win with a dour 15-6 win over Pool B opponents Georgia on Wednesday night.
14 September 2011

Rugby World Cup Game Preview - Scotland v Georgia

Scotland endured a nervy start to their Rugby World Cup 2011 campaign, and although they eventually overcame a feisty Romania 34-24 there was enough evidence in their scratchy performance to give great encouragement of a scalp for European Nations Cup holders Georgia.
13 September 2011

Rugby World Cup 2011 - Ones To Watch Part 1: Northern Hemisphere

Ovidiu Tonita plies his trade in France with Perpignan. Tonita previously played lock for Romania, however now he plays at No.8 or Flanker
24 May 2011