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PUMA Rugby

November 2011

  • Barbarians 11 Australia 60

    Barbarians 11 Australia 60

    November 28, 2011

    Saturday afternoon will probably be one that the Barbarians rugby annals will wish to forget after a crushing 49 point defeat at the hands of the Wallabies in front of 51,000 at Twickenham.

  • Match Preview: Barbarians Vs. Australia

    Match Preview: Barbarians Vs. Australia

    November 25, 2011

    60,000 fans will converge on Twickenham tomorrow to catch a glimpse of several World Cup all-stars and a few notable Wallabies as the Baa-Baas take on Australia at the home of English rugby.

  • Simon Shaw Joins French Club Toulon!

    Simon Shaw Joins French Club Toulon!

    November 16, 2011

    PUMA and England’s 19 stone, man-mountain lock yesterday confirmed a one year deal with Top 14 side Toulon after 13 seasons and 339 matches with London Wasps in the English Premiership. 

October 2011

  • World Cup Heroes: Players of the Tournament

    World Cup Heroes: Players of the Tournament

    October 26, 2011

    After an unforgettable six weeks in New Zealand, we’ve picked out PUMA’s most outstanding performers at this year’s World Cup to give you the lowdown on the players who really lit up the competition with their contributions...

  • World Cup Round Up: The Final

    World Cup Round Up: The Final

    October 23, 2011

    New Zealand 8 France 7

    After their comfortable 20 point victory against the French in Pool A a month ago, one could be forgiven for believing the “Blackwash” banners around Eden Park would become a reality this evening. But, in a World Cup Final the form book means little and the French made their intentions very clear even before the first whistle was blown.

    The Frenchmen walked on the Haka defiantly to let them know they were in for a game...and they really were!

  • World Cup Preview: The Final

    World Cup Preview: The Final

    October 21, 2011

    Six weeks of world class rugby have led us to the grand finale in Auckland on Sunday evening. Throughout the tournament we have witnessed so much: 2nd and 3rd tier nations closing the gap on the top 8, several upsets, several war dances, a lot of wind, a lot of rain, a lot of noise, a lot of “going out”, great crowds, complaints about the ball, much controversy, intense physicality, a few injuries and some wonderful rugby!

  • 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!

  • World Cup In Words: Quarter-Finals

    World Cup In Words: Quarter-Finals

    October 12, 2011

    Rugby World’s Paul Morgan takes a sideways look at the facts and figures and best and worst moments from the the World Cup Quarter-Finals...