THE GAME OF RUGBY IS RAPIDLY EXPANDING WORLD WIDE. THIS WEB SITE'S MAIN FUNCTION IS THE RESEARCHING, COLLECTING, COLLATING, RECORDING AND UPDATING OF INTERNATIONAL TEST RUGBY RESULTS AND RECORDS.
THERE ARE SECTIONS OF THIS WEB SITE THAT ARE BEING REVISED AND UPDATED (EVENTUALLY)
Updated Sunday 28 August
In the Rugby Championship the All Blacks were not quite on their game but still scored 4 tries to nil, winning 29-9. Australia has some serious game management problems. Argentina scored a good 26-24 win over South Africa in Salta but again allowed the Springbox back in the game after they held a comfortable lead. I liked the way Argentina moved the ball hand-to-hand very much like the All Blacks. I thought South Africa very one dimentional and not very good at that.
Ecuador, playing at home, held onto their South American Championship ‘B’ position by narrowly defeating the ‘C’ Championship team Guatemala. Ecuador stays in the hunt for a 2019 Rugby World Cup finals place and will compete in the 2016 South American ‘B’ tournament to be held in Peru in early October. The winner of that tournament will play a World Cup qualifier against the winner of the Rugby Americas North Championship final, to be played between Mexico and Guyana on 1 October.
Kenya was too good for the visiting Hong Kong rugby side winning 34-10 in Nairobi. Hong Kong sent a development side with a few experienced players. These cross-continental games help to bring more credibility to World Rugby’s ranking system.
Malawi joined the ranks of test rugby nations playing and losing at home 11-31 to Lesotho in Blantyre.
Next weekend is a rest weekend for international test rugby.
Latest Data Stuff-Scroll down for details
South American Championship/Cup Added to Tournaments (28.08)
2016 Rugby Championship Updated (28.08)
GWC Rugby Rankings Updated (28.08)
2016 Test Rugby Fixtures/Results Updated (28.08)
Test Rugby Results for 27 August posted (28.08)
Test Rugby Fixtures Ahead for 10 Sept. (27.08)
For previews, reviews and results of test rugby to the end of 2015 go to http://rugby-international.blogspot.com/
TEST RUGBY RESULTS-Covering the Last Month
New Zealand 29, Australia 9 in Wellington (Bledisloe Cup; Rugby Championship)
Argentina 26, South Africa 24 in Salta (Rugby Championship)
Kenya 34, Hong Kong 10 in Nairobi (Friendly)
Ecuador 26, Guatemala 25 in Guayaquil (South American B/C Playoff)
Lesotho 31, Malawi 11 in Blantyre (Friendly)
New Zealand 42, Australia 8 in Sydney (Bledisloe Cup; Rugby Championship)
South Africa 30, Argentina 23 in Nelspruit (Rugby Championship)
Namibia 60, Zimbabwe 22 in Windhoek (Africa Cup 1A)
Kenya 45, Uganda 24 in Nairobi (Africa Cup 1A; Elgon Cup)
TEST RUGBY FIXTURES AHEAD
New Zealand v Argentina in Hamilton (Rugby Championship)
Australia v South Africa in Brisbane (Rugby Championship; Mandela Trophy)
For all 2016 International Test Rugby Fixtures and Results see below.
IMPORTANT RUGBY STUFF
LINKS TO OTHER RECOMMENDED RUGBY WEBSITES
INTERNATIONAL TEST RUGBY FIXTURES AND RESULTS
2016 International Rugby Fixtures and Results Updated 28.08.2016
GWC RUGBY RANKINGS
YOUNGEST AND OLDEST TEST RUGBY PLAYERS
Youngest and Oldest Test Rugby Players-Created 30.06.2016
2014 Youngest and Oldest Test Rugby Players-Updated 21.06.2016
2013 Youngest and Oldest Rugby Test Players-Updated 08.10.2015
2012 Youngest and Oldest Test Rugby Players-Updated 03.03.2013
TEST RUGBY RECORDS
This is another new section added to rugbyinternational.net. Again it is a case of add as I go when I get time.
Individual Player Records Updated 10.09.2013
This is a new section of rugby test data on this site. This section hopes to cover each nation’s international rugby stats year-by-year.
This is a
work in progress as I gradually upload the data for each nation. Click on the
nation below and see where I’m up to.
If you can contribute to this data either by noticing errors or by adding to what I don’t have then contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A special thanks to Stuart Farmer whose data on scrum.com for the main nations is, in most cases, my comparison.
test rugby data has been updated. The seasons 2012-13 to 2014-15 inclusive were
AUSTRALIA ARGENTINA BAHAMAS BARBADOS BENIN BERMUDA BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA BRAZIL CANADA CAYMAN ISLANDS CHINESE TAIPEI COLOMBIA DENMARK ENGLAND FIJI FRANCE GEORGIA GUYANA IRELAND ITALY IVORY COAST JAMAICA JAPAN KAZAKHSTAN LUXEMBOURG MADAGASCAR MALI MAURITUS MEXICO MOROCCO NAMIBIA NEW ZEALAND NIGER NIGERIA NORWAY PARAGUAY PERU PHILIPPINES PORTUGAL ROMANIA RUSSIA ST VINCENT & GRENADINES SAMOA SCOTLAND SENEGAL SINGAPORE SLOVAKIA SOUTH AFRICA SRI LANKA SWEDEN THAILAND TOGO TONGA TRINIDAD TOBAGO UNITED STATES VENEZUELA WALES ZAMBIA
58 nations added. Just 45 to go! Well over half way!
ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE FIXTURES LIST
Hong Kong to Play in Kenya (08.08)
Tests are on 23rd and 27th August. Can’t find any more info.
Asia Rugby Championship Updated 05.06.2016
Rugby Europe Championship (ENC) Updated 29.05.2016
Pacific Nations Cup
Being kept in storage whilst I revise the web site