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Irelands Six Nations to lose?

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In one of the closest Six Nations races in recent history, two sides are in with a major shout at lifting the cherished silverware. – The current log reads as such: – Side * Points difference * Log points * Remaining fixture Ireland * 81 * 6 * vs France away England * 32 * …

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Our bet of the week

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With all eyes now firmly fixed on Super Rugby we’re diverting back to the Six Nations for our bet of the week. Any punter with some experience knows that the opening four rounds of Super Rugby are usually rife with upsets as squads slowly settle into their style of play. This is after the off …

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Putting the six in Six Nations

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As Superbru takes the sporting world by storm so professional tipsters and sporting traders get to pin their predictions against the best that the public has to offer. – Here’s how our panel is faring in the Six Nations thus far: – Result * Outright Rugby prediction * Percentage of Superbru’s who picked the winner – Wales …

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Our Six Nations betting card

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Ireland vs Wales – 8/11 vs 11/10 -2 vs +2 – Ireland produced some complete rugby against Scotland including impressive attacking play from their backs and concise, dominant work at the breakdown by their forwards. Champions Wales, as opponents, will be a completely different kettle of fish to Scotland who lack the fire-power required to …

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Best and Worst of Six Nations thus far

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The RBS Six Nations got of to an entertaining start on Saturday as expected. Of the four sides considered to be contenders only England dropped points in their loss to France at Stade de France. Wales were well below their best but managed an eight point win over Italy. Ireland turned it on against Scotland enjoying …

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Two winning Six Nations bets?

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Wales vs Italy  Outright: 1/33 vs 10/1 Handicap: -19 vs +19 – Pushed very close in their November international clash it took some stellar finishing to get the second ranked Springboks across the line against the Welsh Dragons. That fixture was one of only three losses in the last ten Welsh outings. Italy conversely have won …

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Wales to make history?

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When it rains it pours. After a two month rugby drought we soon will be simultaneously enjoying the Six Nations and Super Rugby. This year’s Six Nations has been touted as being wider (more sides can win it) than normal.  Well here’s our view on the Six Nations. – Wales 2/1 – To understand why …

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Gatland in moment of madness?

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Warren Gatland is without doubt one of the greatest coaches in rugby union at present. He has made the Welsh the force that they are today and it was his genius behind the scenes, which saw the Lion’s defeat the Wallabies 2 – 1. That said we believe Gatland is getting ahead of himself in …

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Top 3 test coaches in rankings

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How do Heyneke Meyer, Steve Hansen and Ewen McKenzie compare in their current international tenure’s thus far? – We’re firm believers that a coach’s job is simply to improve the side which he/she took over, as much as possible, in the least possible time (and to continue to improve thereafter). Class coaches usually manage to achieve improvements in every side with which …

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Kieran Read IRB player of the year

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Congrats to Kieran Read. He was our player of the year in 2012 but has finally earned the ultimate accolade, being voted IRB player of the year for 2013. At 28 years of age, it’s scary to think what Read can still achieve. We’ll be surprised if he fails to repeat this player of the year …

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Maria Putter wins our November internationals grand prize

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Jeffs Palm Resort, Mozambique. What a place! A Casa at Jeffs Palm Resort And now Maria Putter has won 10 days free accommodation for her and 3 mates in 2014 thanks to Jeffs and Outright Rugby.  Here’s how she did it. After joining our November Internationals pool on Superbru, she made the following picks in the …

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Scheduled venues for Rugby Championship 2014

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Here are the scheduled Rugby Championship venues for 2014. Argentina is yet to confirm the venues for the respective test matches which they are hosting (those fixtures will be included once confirmed). – 16 Aug Aus vs NZ ANZ Stadium (Sydney) RSA vs Arg Loftus Versfeld (Pretoria) – 23 Aug NZ vs Aus Eden Park (Auckland) – 6 …

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Barbarians vs Fiji preview

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Barbarians tradition was done no favours when weak sides were selected to face England and British and Irish Lions earlier this season. Restoring some pride, a number of international quality players feature in this Barbarians team to face Fiji.   Venu: Twickenham Stadium, London. Kick-off: Sat 30 Nov 14:30 (Local) Sat 30 Nov 16:30 RSA Referee: Pascal Gauzère …

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Wales vs Australia preview

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Closing out an entertaining series of Autumn Internationals, European champions Wales will be desperate for a win over Australia to restore some pride up north.   Venu: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Kick-off: Sat 30 Nov 17:00 (Local) Sat 30 Nov 19:00 RSA Referee: Wayne Barnes Weather: Very cold and partly cloudy. -#- Red dragons:  15. Leigh Halfpenny,  14. Alex Cuthbert, …

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Ireland vs All Blacks highlights

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All the tries between Ireland and the All Blacks in this quick to buffer highlights package.

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All Blacks interviewed after narrow escape

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A cracking interview of the All Blacks looking back on their narrow victory over Ireland and the 2014 season. #TrueChampions

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Why the All Blacks are so good

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Why are the All Blacks the best side in the world? To do justice to that question would require a lengthy thesis. But here is our condensed answer to the question Heyneke Meyer recently posed. One point we’d like to focus on in illuminating the reasons behind the All Blacks’ dominance is superior fitness and team selection.  Looking at …

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All Blacks break 14 year record with final movement try

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The All Blacks 24 – 22 victory seals the first perfect season in 14 years! Congrats All Blacks. Ireland vs NZ cracking test match in 7 points.  The most influential facet of the game was the break downs. Ireland dominated in that department through greater commitment and urgency. #JohnPlumtreepossiblyworldsgreatestforwardscoach The All Blacks failed though out the …

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Ireland vs New Zealand preview

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For the sake of a nail-biting spectacle we hope that the Irish make All Blacks work for their first perfect season since 1989, some 279 tests ago. Coincidentally, the last fixture to seal the ’89 perfect season was against the Irish in Dublin where the All Blacks won by 23 points to 6. Will history …

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Italy vs Argentina preview

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Can the Pumas resurrect their worst season since 1991 when they take on Italy in Rome?   Venu: Stadio Olimpico, Rome. Kick-off: Sat 23 Nov 14:00 (Local) Sat 23 Nov 15:00 RSA Referee: Chris Pollock  Weather: Chilly and overcast with a slight possibility of rainfall. Pitch damp underfoot. -#- Azzurri:  15. Luke McLean, 14. Giovanbattista Venditti, 13. Michele Campagnaro, 12. …

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France vs South Africa preview

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Congrats to the French for being the first nation in 2013 to come within 7 points of the All Blacks. Les Blues are certain to be up on confidence when they host the Springboks at iconic Stade de France. But which French team will turn up?   Venu: Stade de France, Paris. Kick-off: Sat 23 Nov 20:00 …

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Scotland vs Australia preview

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Thoroughly embracing “Irish hospitality,” a boozy week for many of the Wallabies preceded possibly their best performance of 2013! With 5 players now banned due to breaking team protocol, how will Australia fare against the wounded Scots?  - Venu: Murrayfield, Edinburgh. Kick-off: Sat 23 Nov 18:00 (Local) Sat 23 Nov 20:00 RSA Referee: Jaco Peyper Weather: Near freezing and …

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Thoughts on the Springbok side to face France?

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Springbok side to face France: – 15. Le Roux,  14. Pietersen,  13. Fourie,  12. De Villiers (c),  11. Habana,  10. Steyn,  9. Pienaar,  8. Vermeulen,  7. Alberts,  6. Louw,  5. V D Merwe,  4. Etzebeth,  3. Oosthuizen,  2. Du Plessis,  1. Mtawarira. – Bench: 16. Strauss,  17. Adriaanse,  18. Steenkamp,  19. Botha, 20. Du Toit, …

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7500 Brus!

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As of 9am on Tuesday Outright Rugby’s Superbru November Internationals pool hit the magic milestone of 7500 members!! Thanks a million to everyone that’s been a part of it! – We’d like to remind any Outright Rugby followers who are currently missing out on our Superbru action that 10 days accommodation for four to Jeffs Palm Resort Mozambique is …

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Southern hemisphere big 3 reign supreme

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Australia, New Zealand and South Africa collectively have racked up 6 wins from 7 fixtures on their tour of Europe thus far in 2013. Any neutral viewer will agree that both the Wallabies and the All Blacks were subject to some dodgy refereeing decisions when taking on England at Twickenham. Had a number of key …

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Scotland vs South Africa preview

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In a rare Sunday fixture Scotland will be quietly confident that they can upset an experimental Springbok side. -  Venu: Murrayfield, Edinburgh. Kick-off: Sun 17 Nov 15:00 (Local) Sun 17 Nov 17:00 RSA Referee: Jérôme Garcès  Weather: Partly cloudy and cold. -#- Scotland:  15. Sean Maitland,  14. Tommy Seymour,  13. Nick De Luca,  12. Duncan Taylor,  11. Sean Lamont, …

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England vs New Zealand preview

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What a crazy week we’ve had getting involved with Mr Price Sport among other great brands. Photos and video footage of the events we recently attended to follow in due course. – Onto one of the biggest rugby fixtures of the weekend. England are about to test themselves against New Zealand at Twickenham. They will looking …

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The big four test matches

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The first of Saturday’s big test matches sees Wales take on Argentina where both sides are coming off a loss to the Springboks and England respectively. What is certain to make for a talking point is the shocking condition of the Millennium Stadium pitch on which they will be competing. Unfortunately for the tourists, this …

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All Blacks outshine the rest

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Some thoughts on the international rugby action which recently transpired. – Italy and Australia got the major fixtures under way.  As we predicted the bookies were spot on pricing the Wallabies as short favourites. Australia managed to turn around their fortunes (after some below par adjudication saw them stumble against England) by ultimately outclassing the Italians …

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Scotland vs Japan preview

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Continuing the massive bill of live international rugby on Saturday, Scotland host Japan in Edinburgh in what should make for an entertaining spectacle. Venu: Murrayfield, Edinburgh. Kick-off: Sat 9 Nov 14:30 (Local) Sat 9 Nov 16:30 RSA Referee: JP Doyle Weather: Very cold and partly cloudy with a moderate breeze. -#- Scotland: 15. Sean Maitland,  14. Tommy Seymour,  13. Nick …

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Italy vs Australia preview

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The Italians play their first test since June when they take on the Wallabies in Rome.    Venu: Stadio Olimpico, Rome. Kick-off: Sat 9 Nov 14:00 (Local) Sat 9 Nov 15:00 RSA Referee: Glen Jackson Weather: Overcast and warm with possible drizzle. -#- Azzurri:  15. Luke McLean,  14. Tommaso Benevenuti,  13. Luca Morisi,  12. Alberto Sgarbi,  11.  Leonardo Sarto, …

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England vs Argentina preview

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Having scraped through in a scrappy performance against the Wallabies, the English will look to put in a better showing this Saturday to snuff out the ever dangerous Pumas.   Venu: Twickenham Stadium, London. Kick-off: Sat 9 Nov 14:30 (Local) Sat 9 Nov 16:30 RSA Referee: Pascal Gauzère Weather: Cold and partly cloudy with a slight possibility of …

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France vs New Zealand preview

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In the last major international rugby fixture of the weekend, France host New Zealand who whitewashed them in a three test series earlier this year. Venu: Stade de France, Paris. Kick-off: Sat 9 Nov 20:00 (Local) Sat 9 Nov 21:00 RSA Referee: Jaco Peyper Weather: Cold, partly cloudy and breezy with a moderate possibility of rainfall. -#- Les Bleus:  15. …

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Wales vs South Africa preview

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The Millennium Stadium’s roof was to be retracted when Wales host South Africa however the Welsh coaching staff have ignored Heyneke Meyer’s request for the roof to be open. Will this see a larger margin of victory?    Venu: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Kick-off: Sat 9 Nov 17:30 (Local) Sat 9 Nov 19:30 RSA Referee: Alain Rolland Weather: Very cold …

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Probable Springbok 23 to face Wales

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The buzz from Cardiff today is that Heyneke Meyer has fully embraced the notion of blooding some young talent on this November tour!  We’re in agreement that now is the time to create depth, however last minute substitutions do little for experience other than on paper. Heyneke, give the guys on the bench 20 or 25 …

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Our Springbok 23 to face Wales

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Saturday saw the Wallabies come undone against the English in their first test on tour. Bearing in mind that Stuart Lancaster selected a side who were all under 30, it was clear that England lacked experience in several key departments. The fact that this young side won by 7 points against the Wallabies ups the anti …

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England poor, Wallabies worse

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An entertaining close to the contest between England and Australia resurrected what had been a very bland first half display of rugby.  Some stand out performances came from the likes of Mike Brown, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Israel Folau and Matt Toomua. Unfortunately however, this match was in stark contrast to the high standard recently set by the Rugby Championship. …

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Canada vs Maori All Blacks preview

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Closing out an entertaining return to international rugby the Maori All Blacks take on the ever improving Canadians in Toronto. – Venu: BMO Field, Toronto. Kick-off: Sun 3 Nov 13:00 (Local) Sun 3 Nov 20:00 RSA Referee: Federico Anselmi Weather: Very cold and partly cloudy. -#- Canada:  TBC. -#- Maori All Blacks:  15. Robbie Robinson,  14. Andre Taylor,  13. Charlie …

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England vs Australia international preview

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The rugby international highlight of the week sees the English host the Wallabies at Twickenham. We’re expecting a possibly ill tempered affair as the English will be well aware that the Wallabies are currently at their most vulnerable, and as such will see this as a must win contest bearing in mind their scheduled pool …

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Japan vs New Zealand international preview

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Both the All Blacks and Brave Blossoms are likely to go out looking to play positive rugby in good playing conditions making for a highly entertaining spectacle. – Venu: Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo. Kick-off: Sat 2 Nov 14:00 (Local) Sat 2 Nov 07:00 RSA Referee: Stuart Berry. Weather: Partly cloudy and warm. -#- Japan:  15. Ayumu Goromaru,  14. …

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