A quick recap for the Scotland game if you didn’t catch it today as Scotland and Samoa start their 2nd game of the World Cup. Can Scotland get back to winning ways following a demoralising performance for their fans against Ireland?
Highlights of the tussle between Australia and Wales which eventually saw Wales cling on for the win after Australia came out for the second half with a much improved performance.
A YouTube bodybuilding star has given rugby a go with the Melbourne Rebels and had a go at some of the technicals of the sport. Alongside also being smashed.
Physically this guy is in good nick, but I doubt he’s ever been hit by a flanker before so it will likely have hurt a fair deal.
Jujimufu, real name Jon Call has carved out a name for himself through YouTube, meeting people like social media.
The highlight of the video is tackle practice, with Pone Fa’amausili showing him the art of tackling.
With the video already encroaching on 2 million views, we may well see more of this collaboration in the future.
The Wallabies has struck new hope for his nation following a MOM performance against Samoa, including a try to boot before heading off to Japan.
The winger has now made it 6 tries in 19 appearances. Since moving from rugby league and starting a career with the Melbourne Rebels he has also notched up 16 tries in 41 appearances in Super Rugby.
Whilst the Aussies go in as an outsider for the World Cup due to their inconsistency, they have clear talent in the backline and Koroibete only adds more to their x factor players.
Marika and the Australians start their World Cup campaign against Fiji on the 21st of September, where they’ll be playing at the Sapporo Dome.
Ireland got back to winning ways with a mixed team against Wales. Eventually signing off for World Cup prep with a 17-22 win at the Principality Stadium.
One player happy with his performance will be Stockdale, who took two tries in the win and looks to be rediscovering some form just at the right time.
The debates will continue now until the world cup as to whether Ireland have peaked a year to early.
Both teams have a final match back in Ireland before they sign off and head out to Japan.
Scotland travelled over to France in their preparations for the Rugby World Cup.
How will these teams fair in the World Cup this year? Leave your predictions below in the comments, be honest!
New Zealand answered their critics following a record defeat last time out against the Aussies last weekend. Does this redeem them from last weeks loss away in Australia?
Christian Wade is making waves in the NFL world. Scoring a 65-yard touchdown in his first ever game. Christian Wade is currently with the Buffalo Bills after taking part in an international training system which saw him compete for a change to be signed by an NFL franchise.
Wade left the premiership last year after falling tired of rugby life to take the oppurtunity to try and make it in the NFL.
First Half Analysis
A game of power, both teams now their style of play and it is attritional to say the least.
Leinster have ultimately looked to have won the first half, with a crucial 7-8 minutes of dominance that saw Itoje end the half 10 minutes early with a sin bin and Leinster score a converted try to take them to 10 point lead to nil.
But with Sarries in with nothing to show they came into the game and in the red evened the score at 10-10 to go into the break.
Leinster are winning possession and territory. They also have 21 defenders beate to 12 for Saracens.
There was no working back up to the game in the second half. Leinster were knocking on the door for the first 10 minutes and Saracens again forced into a huge shift to keep the men in blue out.
Newcastle Falcons may have been consigned to the Championship next year, but they still showed their class with this try against Gloucester.
Despite all the chat about it looks like Newcastle are heading to the Championship next year and no ring fencing will take place for the Premiership teams.
Newcastle finished off this effort with Flood, Williams and Dunbar linking up with a strike run which then continued with offloads between the 3 before finding Micky Young in space to run in under the posts from well within their own half.
Falcons still went on to lose 28-19 at the Kingsholm Stadium.