Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Pacific Islanders state their positions on eligibility loophole


The Pacific Island trio of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa have now all talked about their positions and views on the new Olympic 7's eligibility loophole to the media in recent days.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Debate: What's the best approach to Japan's RWC dilemma?


Japan will be hoping to cause an upset at the next World Cup, but the scheduling of their opening 2 matches leaves them a bit of a dilemma of how best to approach the tournament.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Samoa confirmed to host the All Blacks on 8 July 2015


The Samoan Prime Minister has now confirmed the date of Wednesday July 8 that the All Blacks will travel to Samoa for a historic test match.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Japan's November schedule now set


Japan now have a November schedule set with 2 home games against the Maori All Blacks followed by a trip to Europe to face Romania and Georgia again.

Pacific Nations Cup final now highly unlikely


The PNC trophy looks like it will have no holder this year with the proposed final unlikely to be scheduled.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

The truth of just how wrong the old All Blacks "poaching" myth is

imageFor years and years, the myth of New Zealand "pillaging" the Pacific Islands has continually persisted. However when analysed further it is miles from the real truth.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Namibia reach the World Cup for a fifth time


Namibia have reached the World Cup for a fifth time in a row, but only narrowly with a trickier route through the African qualifiers than they would have hoped for.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The self-righteous act of the IRFU and Irish media

IRFU media

Throughout the recent European dispute, the Irish media has stuck firmly to the IRFU narrative, one that manages to be self-righteous and hypocritical.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Further details on plans for the Qualifying Tournament emerge


Following the revelation of some details of September playoffs, gradually there is becoming some more updated news on the inaugural Qualifying Competition next season.