PUMA Football News Archive

Paul James

October 2011

  • World Cup Preview: 3rd Place Play-Off

    World Cup Preview: 3rd Place Play-Off

    October 20, 2011

    Tomorrow’s Bronze Final will be contested by two sides desperate to leave New Zealand on a high after the pain of semi-final defeat at the hands of France and the All Blacks. Both Wales and Australia will be missing key players through injury (and one through suspension) after a long and highly physical World Cup campaign. Here’s how the teams are shaping up…

  • World Cup Round Up: Semi-Finals

    World Cup Round Up: Semi-Finals

    October 17, 2011

    Rugby is a game of passion and this simple fact was never more apparent than in the weekend’s semi-final clashes. Four million New Zealanders expected to beat their near-neighbours and pull of the sweetest of all victories. 60,000 Welsh fans packed out the Millenium stadium 11,000 miles away in the hope of seeing their side reach their first ever final and one referee came under the spotlight for making one of the most controversial decisions in the history of the tournament. The stage was set!

August 2011

  • World Cup Warm Up Summary: 6th August

    World Cup Warm Up Summary: 6th August

    August 07, 2011

    The August internationals gave coaches an opportunity to run the rule over their squad and presented players with the last chance to stake their claim for a spot in the tournament squad.

    Here’s our exclusive round-up of the matches featuring the cream of PUMA Rugby stars!