Rugby World Cup Of Women Scores

England the Champions will play France in the World Cup semi-finals of Women after a win of seven-try over the USA.

The first try was scored by Emily Scarratt and a penalty try along with further scores from Marlie Packer, including a brace, and at halftime, Katy McLean saw them the lead of 33-7 at the half-time.

Amy Cockayne and Amy Wilson-Hardy added tries for England further, with Cheta Emba, Naya Tapper and Kate Zackary is replying for the USA.
Whereas, Kris Thomas secured a bonus point with their fourth try.

In the match, there a time came, where it looked as the extra point could be significant, as the extra point took them to 11 points, but with the team France, ending Ireland’s who is also the host of the event dream of World Cup with the win of 21-5, the Eagles would have through as the runner up (best) even without it.

Prior to this, the team New Zealand thumped team Canada 48-5 and qualified for the last four.

On the other hand, Scarratt revived her kicking form and in England, landed five conversions that before easing off controlled the first with the game won already.

Bern Shines In England pack

The performance of England was built around their pack of dominance.
At the very first scrum, they shoved the back of the Eagles at a rate of knots. Moreover, they also take in the line-out control, stealing USA ball frequently to stop any momentum of attack, which the Americans tried to create.

Sarah Bern, who is 20 years old Tight-head was in an irrepressible form. In the scrum, she was at the tip, with a ball in hand and a real handful. More information about the event is present over the internet.


Following their 2-o series victory on their tour of Argentina, the captain of the England Rugby squad, Captain Dylan Hartley has said he is full of nothing but praise for his inexperienced squad that helped in clinching the victory.

He was also on hand to praise Cumbrian Mark Wilson for his outstanding performance in the game.

The two test-series in South America saw England without the services of about 30 of their players due to injury as well as the British and Irish Lions calls.

Wilson, the England flanker was handed his international debut in San Juan as England triumphed over the Pumas in their opening 38-34 win.
The flanker, who plays for the Newcastle Falcons at club level,was born in Kendal and began his rugby career in Penrith. For the second test, he was dropped to the bench.

However, he featured once again last Saturday in Santa Fe in a more routine 35-25 success.

Hartley was overjoyed at leading his side to victory and hopes to enjoy his summer holiday after having ended the 2016-17 season on a triumphant note.

“That’s what we came to do. If anything, it exceeded our hopes and expectations because we learned so much about ourselves and the development of the team,” said Hartley.

“Overall, to win two games, that was the objective and I think we can be really proud of ourselves. They were not the perfect games but we found ways to win them both.” he added.

The series saw more experienced players like Mike Brown, George Ford, Hartley and Chris Robshaw display their continuing value to England.
On the other hand, players like Sam Underhill, Sam Curry, Piers Francis and Cumbrian Wilson took the opportunity to press forward their claims for a place in the 45-man elite squad of head coach Eddie Jones.

Van-Zandvliet Will Soon Receive RPA Award

Paul Van-Zandvliet is soon going to receive the RPA Blyth Spirit Award. The award function will take place on Wednesday.

The announcement in this regards has been made by the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA).

The association has announced that, it will honor Paul Van-Zandvliet the former Newcastle Falcon the award. This is the 2017 RPA Players’ Awards and the award is the joint collaboration of RPA and England Rugby.

The player was known by the name ‘The Tank’ during his playing days and he was also the member of Premiership-winning Newcastle team in the year 1998.

In his career with the team, the player made more than 160 appearances for the Falcons. It was done in the period from 1992 to 1999. In an accident, Paul Van-Zandvliet met with an accident and he left his career ended prematurely.

In the face of adversity that recognizes his bravery, Paul Van-Zandvliet has been confirmed as the receiver of 2017 RPA Blyth Spirit Award.

Another reason why this player deserves this award is, he was diagnosed brain tumor (an inoperable one) and cancer in his liver and kidney in 2016, the player battled the disease and also raised money for many causes, and that includes Restart Rugby as well, the Rugby Players’ Association official charity.

Van-Zandvliet said in an interview “After I was diagnosed with my illness, I got the support from Restart Rugby and not only that but also from the wider rugby community. I’ve been overwhelmed by looking at the support I have received from these bodies.”

He further added that, “Doing the work of charity has been like therapy for me and it has allowed me to come back into the game that I have loved always. Receiving the honor of this type is like everything to me.”


The England Rugby team has never for once been beaten by their Italian counterparts.

They two teams have met a total of 23 times and Italy went away defeated 23 times as well.

The Six Nations Championship game played this weekend saw the Italians once again beaten by the rampaging English, to a 36-15 scoreline. The game however saw Italy employ some controversial tactics which may change a lot of things in the rugby world.

A ruck is normally formed after a rugby player has been tackled. The usefulness of this ruck is that some players from both sides come together, pushing against one another and trying to pry the ball out of their opponent’s possession and retain hold of the ball.

As soon as a ruck is formed, open play stops and players are not to cross the opponent’s half of the formed ruck. The tackled player who begins the ruck is usually able to better control the ball and pass it back to his teammates.

In this game, Italy simply refused to ruck at all. Once they tackled the ball carriers for England, they simply got up, letting their players continue playing. This meant that Defenders for the Italian side were able to hold camp behind English lines and the play went on without resetting.

At halftime, the Italian Rugby team was in a 10-5 lead but ended up losing the game after three tries propelled their English counterparts forward. The tactics employed by Italy was enraging and both players and coach alike were not left out.

Eddie Jones, coach of the England team fired at the Italian side saying that what they did was “not rugby.” He also asked spectators to request for their money back.

“If you paid for a ticket you should ask for your money back. You haven’t seen a game of rugby,” he said.


After making history following their thrilling win over Australia last weekend, Joe Schmidt has tasked his men to set their sights on ensuring that they wrestle the Six Nations title from current holders, England in 2017.

Since England’s World Cup win in 2003, Ireland has become the first side to defeat the “big three” of the Southern Hemisphere, thus handing Rory Best, Ireland’s captain a fairy tale ending to his 100th cap so far for his country.

Also, their current resurgence, which follows after a disappointing Six Nations campaign in the last season is raising hopes and prospects of a potential Grand Slam decider against England on St. Patrick’s weekend, holding in Dublin.

Reflecting on an impressive campaign in the autumn which had saw them win over the All Blacks in Chicago after their last win 111 years ago, and with a defeat of South Africa in June at Cape Town, Schmidt reiterated that his teams’ focus was on reclaiming the Six Nations title. Schmidt had said,

“I think everybody does,”

“Certainly, in our group everyone wants the title but you want the title every year. I’ve no doubt that England aren’t that keen to give it up either.

“They’re on a tour de force at the moment. They really look incredibly powerful across all positions with a degree of depth.

“And I’m not sure we can ever quite get to with the depth of player resources they have.”

The win for Ireland over Australia began with a first-half dominance which yielded tries for Garry Ringrose and Iain Henderson. And despite the exploitation of the disruption in the Irish back line by Australia, they still managed to rally themselves and claim the lead.
This was made possible with tries by Dane Haylett-Petty, SefanaiaNaivalu and TevitaKuridrani.

Jones Changing English Rugby Culture

The head coach of the England rugby team Edie Jones is on his way to change the culture of English rugby and he is doing it in his own style and way.

Jones recently had an interview session at an unusual place and that was the Pennyhill Park base located in Bagshot in Surrey. Jones regards this as one of the best facilities to train for a national side and he is happy that England is the team making use of these facilities.

Jones feels that the only other team in the world with such great world class training facilities will be the Wales. He said that he has reworked on this facility and have taken out a lot of things. The things inside the facility have been simplified now. He has made it into a functional one and is looking to come out with stairs to run up on the outside. There is also a wrestling arena included in the facility in order to better the breakdown work.

Jones said that he is happy to make a few changes in order to improve the rugby culture among the players. He is thinking on a different scale than his predecessor Stuart Lancaster and loves to cultivate a culture within the team members. Jones has been instrumental in changing the mentality of the national side and they are prepared mentally well to play any game.

He believes that togetherness, passion and emotion are very important in a sport like rugby as it is a team sport. He wants his players to gel together and to spend quality time with each other both on and off the field in order to develop a good rapport on the playing arena. Jones is pretty clear on one thing and that is culture. He believes that this will work well for the England rugby union team.

England Rugby Team In Australia

Rugby between England and Australia is always interesting not only for the matches but for the underlying rivalry and fires that are set which lead to interesting incidents on and off the field.

For instance, Eddie Jones, the coach of England, has been building the aggression levels of his team and utilizing the same to their advantage. However, it can get out of hand as well which can lead to disadvantages like getting key players disqualified. Joe Marler has been one such instance who has been warned by the Rugby Union for having abused the former Wallabies coach on Twitter. There have been other interesting incidents as well. For instance, Michael Cheika, the coach of Australian team, felt that the tourists have resorted to off ball tactics that are questionable that occurred during the series opening match in Brisbane.

England had utilized certain techniques which resulted in their win in the series opening match. The coach of Wallabies team felt that the tactics they used were questionable but it was not to be denied that they won that match and the boys of the Australian team need to sit up and take notice so that they can learn from their defeat and be better prepared next time. The defeat came at 39-28 which was an astounding victory for the English team. This time their coach is definitely looking at using the win as an advantage to keep the sprits up to a competitive edge for the team. Cheika, the Australian coach, felt that England got away by opting for uncanny tactics on the field but the main test lies in using physical power and team work to get the better of the other team. Jones, who maintains a stone like face and expression for his team and the public, stated that they had been physical as required and there had not been any questionable tactics employed by the England team.

England Desperate for a Win

The England rugby team finally seems ready to win something on the world stage, with a fantastic victory against Australia in their return to international rugby in the Australian Series helping to give them a nudge in the right direction to becoming a global rugby superpoer once more.

Every summer the England team make their way down to the Southern hemisphere and are daunted by the superpowers of rugby who lie in their wait – and typically they suffer from some home sickness woes, and get a good beating!?

As a result of their travel woes, amongst other factors, the team has a tough time standing up to the likes of New Zealand and Australia and rarely end up playing their best.

However, this time, with Eddie Jones as their head coach, they seem to be all prepped up to prove the critics wrong!

The opening of the series was a great moment for the country as they were able to get one over the host team. The momentum that is being built up is considered crucial for the country to be able to win the series in Australia this time, and they certainly got off to the right start.

Many fans and former players will tell you that the team has little to no chance of winning the series Down under, with their mental strength as well as squad depth being questioned.

The first Test series has resulted in victory for the team, and it was a mtach in which they definitely became a team that was more determined and desperate to win than their Southern hemisphere counterparts.

More performances like that one will surely make Eddie Jones and his team Series champions – with flanker George Ford claiming that the team now has a never-say-die attitude that has been missing in recent tours, and that they are desperate to win again to keep the run going.

It’s one thing beating Scotland in the Six Nations (though still worth wtaching and you can even get tickets on this site) but another altogether to beat Australia on their own turf!?

The victory in Brisbane has also turned up the heat on Australia, who had been expecting a comfortable win but must now regain their game-face and go again. Whilst they have their past victories which will add to their confidence, they will know that England will be tough to beat.

Australia have won four out of seven recent competitive matches against England in recent years, which could give them the much needed confidence to gain the Series victory.

For Eddie Jones, a victory in the Series would be a great achievement and another feather added to his cap.

Jones slams rival rugby league

Rugby league is not about skills, it is a game designed to hurt people. That was Jones’s opinion of the rival sport when asked about his thoughts on Sam Burgess’s failed attempt to play in rugby union.

In 2014, Burgess decided to walk away from the South Sydney Rabbitohs to represent England at the 2015 World Cup. Despite making the starting XV, he was blamed for the poor showing at the tournament when England were dumped out in the pool stages.

Jones went on to say that England had a confused strategy at the World Cup, in which Sam was a non-event. Burgess was a member of a squad that holds the record of registering the worst result by a host country in the history of World Cup rugby. This made him a scapegoat and eventually, Burgess returned to play in the NRL for the next season.

Although Burgess was attacked by Jones, the 27-year-old Rabbitohs star was paid a compliment as Jones said that he would have been a great Test player if he had stuck at it. The comments from England coach come when another rugby league star Ben Te’o is about to make his debut for England against the Wallabies on Saturday night.

Folau should be played at Full-back

The Aussies would be taking a big risk if they play Israel Folau at a central position instead of his more familiar full-back role in the Brisbane Test on Saturday, believes England’s center Jonathan Joseph.

Despite the fact that Folau has spent most of his career playing at full-back, NSW Waratahs’ trainer Daryl Gibson has played the 27-year-old in a midfield position this year.

Bath Rugby ace Joseph believes that Folau is a greater threat as a full-back, where he is at his counter-attacking best. The Wallabies head coach should utilize Folau’s strengths and play him in his accustomed position.

Joseph also added that he was thrilled by the prospect of playing alongside Ben Te’o, who is all set to debut for England at inside center. He believes Ben is a great addition to the squad as his off-loading games are good and he is defensively very tough.

While English coach Eddie Jones is likely to have Maro Itoje as the blindside flanker, Itoje’s teammate Mako Vunipola says that it could be a great move as it would give an extra lineout option. Itoje is a good player with the ability to carry and tackle hard.

The first of the three Tests will start on June 10 followed by the Melbourne Test on June 18 and the Sydney Test on June 25.