Monday’s Rugby Information – 11/4/22

Welcome to Monday, GAGRs! I belief that your suggestions have been correct and your bellies are filled with your selection of beverage and some pies!

Loads of rugby to ponder over the weekend, together with: Tremendous Rugby, Girls’s Six Nations, and the Singapore leg of the World Sequence Sevens.

In deference to final week’s marathon learn, this version will likely be, comparatively, shorter (after studying and enhancing this… yeah, it’s defs not brief…. Soz!!). I’m heading as much as the Nation’s Arsehole Canberra to spend Easter at house for the primary time in 5 years (sorry, Mum!) so an early begin is required.

Pleased Monday, of us!

Nic White dusts off the dive pass
Nic White dusts off the dive go


Highlanders v Moana Pasifika – A snug win for the Highlanders in the long run, as they prolong a seven level halftime lead out to twenty by the point the total time whistle was blown to earn their first win of season 2022. The driving maul was the important thing distinction between the 2 sides because the Highlanders went to it on numerous alternatives, notably contained in the 22. That, coupled with the incessant penalties conceded by the Pasifika aspect meant that they actually stood no likelihood to stay with house aspect for the total 80 minutes. One other brief turnaround for Moana with a sport on Tuesday night in opposition to the Canes quick approaching. Highlanders 37 – Moana Pasifika 17

** Facet be aware – I’m an enormous fan of seeing the Tremendous Sides and their Hakas and Na Boles. Extra please!

Power v Rebels – This was a fucking atrocious sport of footy for probably the most half… but, in some way, the consequence and match was a cracker by the tip! In the long run, Kevin Foote’s males managed possession and territory in the direction of the tip, finally securing the much-needed victory. It places the Rebels tied with the Hurricanes on factors and simply outdoors the highest eight which reveals the underside of the desk is as crowded as the highest! The Rebels will likely be seeking to proceed their revival in opposition to the Reds subsequent week. In the meantime, Tim Sampson’s males will lament an ill-disciplined efficiency as they hunch to their fourth defeat in 5 video games – undoubtedly not the place they have been trying firstly of the season. A match in opposition to a rested Tahs staff looms. Rebels 22- Power 21

Blues v Chiefs –

The Blues have convincingly received the Battle of the Bombays, 25-0, over the Chiefs at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton. The Aucklanders snuck house 24-22 5 weeks in the past after Bryn Gatland missed a late likelihood to win it for the Chiefs. This match was a very totally different story. The Chiefs seldom took their possibilities while the Blues, steadily taking part in a person down courtesy of three items of well-deserved cheese, took all theirs! I recall a statistic of roughly 20% possession within the first half for the Chiefs. Three tries dominated out for infringements actually didn’t assist their temper both. The Chiefs have an opportunity to rebound in opposition to Moana Pasifika subsequent weekend while the Blues face the Crusaders in what should be a compelling battle. Blues 25 – Chiefs 0

Crusaders v Hurricanes – Effectively, what a match this was to observe. Brutal up entrance with some wonderful abilities from the princesses. Completely a sport for the Australian sides to observe and ponder what’s coming their approach in two brief weeks with the Tremendous Spherical.

Other than a 3 minute scrum quagmire after 20 minutes, this was a quick flowing match. Surprisingly after 5 tries within the first spell there was no scoring within the final 35 minutes of the encounter, however it didn’t diminish the compelling battle that unfolded. The Crusaders have been beneath the cosh within the final minutes however held on to the win 24-21.

Ardie Savea had a complain criticism after the match. In equity to Brendon Pickerill, Ardie received the ball! In such a fast-paced sport and second, I really don’t have an issue along with his determination. I can completely see why he allowed play to proceed, too! In honesty, the Canes took the chance to win and got here up brief. They’d have been geniuses if their selection had come off; nevertheless, selecting the Crusaders to attempt to win was most likely a dumb transfer. Crusaders 24 – Canes 22

Brumbies v Drua – The Ponies performed a comparatively scientific match in opposition to a ‘vastly enhancing but not fairly there but’ Drua aspect. The Brumbies repeatedly knocked again photographs at aim after penalties, opting to utilise their highly effective rolling maul, and that helped Cam Clark scored out vast courtesy of a pleasant cut-out go from Andy Muirhead for 12-0 on 20 minutes. That benefit might simply have been prolonged within the shadows of halftime, however the Drua defence caught sturdy to cease a 12-phase Brumbies drive on their goalline from netting any factors.  Hooker Billy Pollard impressed all through in his first Brumbies begin and located a attempt from one more maul for 19-0, however the Drua have been on the board quickly after from spectacular hyperlink play capped off by Onisi Ratave. The Brumbies construction was once more on present on when Connal McInerney additionally scored from a rolling maul to increase the result in 26-7.  Onisi Ratave stored the Drua in it by scoring within the nook quarter-hour from time, however they couldn’t discover one other to place their opponents beneath any severe stress. The Brumbies secured a bonus level late with a lovely step and go from Hudson Creighton placing Wright by means of for his second attempt. Muirhead starred for the Brumbies with 86 run metres and two clear breaks to go along with his elegant attempt help. Brumbies 33 – Drua 12

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Brumbies v Fijiana – Fijiana Drua have unveiled one other weapon of their armoury as they accomplished a clear sweep of their common season Tremendous W matches with a 17-7 win over the Brumbies in Brisbane. Famend for free-flowing, ball-in-hand rugby, the primary two of Fijianas three tries at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday have been the results of well-executed ahead drives and the third got here after a lineout. Full credit score right here to the Fillies who turned up with some brutal defence to carry the Fijiana out. The fifth win from as many video games confirmed first spot for the Fijian staff, who superior on to the grand closing on April 24. Fijiana 17 – Ponies 7

Waratahs v Reds –

The NSW Waratahs have rebounded from their first Tremendous W Loss with a smashing of previous rivals Queensland. Hooker Natalie Delamere and winger Margot Vella crossed twice because the Tahs ran in eight tries at Eric Tweedale Stadium in Sydney. The win ensured the second-placed Tahs can’t fall under that spot whereas Queensland will end third. The bonus-point victory lifted the second-placed Waratahs stage with ladder-leading Fijiana Drua, who ended their unbeaten document final week. Waratahs 46 – Reds 0

Power v Rebels – Postponed till this coming weekend as a consequence of Covid.


England – Wales – England proceed their Girls’s Six Nations title defence with a 10-try rout of a powerful and stoic Wales staff. The victory was additionally the Purple Roses’ twenty first consecutive win.

England have now clocked up 189 factors in three video games on this Girls’s Six Nations which is breath-taking. The English have now scored over 30 tries for the Purple Roses who proceed their dominance in Europe. It will likely be fascinating to see how they go in opposition to France, the opposite staff who’ve been spectacular thus far within the 2022 occasion. France will now know they must defeat Scotland with a bonus-point win tomorrow in an effort to sustain with their rivals. In the event that they drop any factors in any respect it might show the distinction come the tip of the match. England’s victory over Wales imply they preserve their spot on the prime of the desk with an ideal 15 factors. England 58 – Wales 5

Ideas are with Abby Dow of England who suffered a horrific leg damage which stopped the match for over quarter-hour. Get well properly!

Scotland v France – TBC

Eire v Italy – TBC


Observe alone right here to view the match outcomes of the Australian Males’s Sevens aspect in Singapore.

The Australian Males’s Sevens have claimed bronze on the Singapore Sevens, defeating Eire 21-19 throughout a nail-biting closing on Sunday night.

Travelling with a new-look aspect, the Aussies boasted an unbeaten run, defeating Samoa, Spain, England, and Argentina till the cup semi-final the place they went all the way down to reigning Olympic Champions Fiji, seeing them play within the bronze closing.

The Australian Males’s Sevens will now flip their consideration to Vancouver, the place they are going to kick off their sixth leg of the World Sequence subsequent weekend.

Listed here are some wonderful moments from the Sevens this weekend. My ACLs are rupturing from watching the primary… and simply if you suppose you’ve seen all of it, take a look at the second video *thoughts explodes*. Then there’s Perry Baker turning on the afterburners to scorch the Blitzbokke. Lastly, there’s a Gaelic aim as an alternative of a conversion to value a staff an opportunity of a win. Golly goodness me.


Lastly, to complete off the Monday information.

As you all know, I like a little bit of banter and comradery between gamers and officers. Though the tongue may not be as firmly in cheek as I’d most likely hope it to be, Wayne Barnes did go away himself vast open along with his tweet earlier this weekend. LOL!


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