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Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish have confirmed the signing of Scotland international Sean Maitland from Scottish Top 12 side the Glasgow Warriors for the upcoming season.
The 26 year old is an extremely player and can play either on wing or t full back and will be a welcome addition to the Exiles squad that has been bracing itself for the departure of Tom Homer at the end of the season.
Born in New Zealand, Maitland already has 15 caps to his name for Scotland and he was also a part of the British and Irish Lions team that went on a tour of Australia in 2013. Speaking on his move to the club, Maitland said that the club has made it clear that it is striving to return of the pile both at home and in Europe and he is looking forward to being a part of the London Irish side as he chases his dream for titles. Read more »
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It was 24-14 from Cardiff Blues against the London Irish. It was third win successfully by the Cardiff Blues. They clearly dominated in the second half against the London Irish. The try from the side of Blues was scored by Lloyd Williams on the 63rd minute. It was Cory Allan and Richard Smith who started off the game. In the first half both the teams were tied at 7-7.
In the first half both the teams looked puzzled doing everything wrong. After eight minutes Gareth was stuck and Anscombe made an attempt but was nailed down by the pros of Scotland. Still the London Irish kept their spirits high. There was no continuity from both the sides which was shocking from the game point of view and so as also to say that the game was not interesting in the first half. The visitors dwindled in number to 14 after the break as yellow card was shown to Jebb Sinclair.
The Blues however ensured their victory when it was five minutes left for the game to end. Last try was however given to London Irish but there was no restarting. It has been on and off from both the sides in the frequent matches that have taken place. Perseverance was seen from both the sides but the major problem was of converting the attempts to successful wins which muddled the whole situation. Common mistakes and carelessness was at the helm from both the sides in the first half.
The sides have to take a serious role if they are going to play a high intensity game as interest has to be generated from the teams and not from the spectator’s point of view if they do not play well. Nerve ending games are to be replaced with quality games.
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Argentina Rugby team (Pumas) has played around five championship matches against Australian Rugby team (Wallabies). But it has not got the opportunity to win even one of those five matches. In totality, Pumas has played seventeen matches in the Rugby Championships and has not won any match.
Surely, Argentina has improved a lot but then the fans are becoming more and more restless because the team has not been able to show any great results. There is a lot of pressure on Argentina’s Pumas as it is going to try to end its winless streak on the 4th of October, 2014 in the match against the Australia’s Wallabies in Mendoza.
Australia played exceptionally well last week but the team was defeated by South Africa. Argentina also could not outplay New Zealand and were crushed terribly.
Although the Pumas have a home advantage against Wallabies, certain crucial changes to the Argentina team lineup has taken place.
Jean Manuel Leguizamon and Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe are not going to be a part of the Pumas squad.
Benjamin Macome is going to be the substitute for Lobbe which means he takes up the No.7 position. Macome’s No. 6 position is going to be taken up by Rodrigo Baez.
Ramiro Herrera is being replaced by Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro in the rugby front row to get the tighthead pro position.
Tomas Lavanini (banned for a week because of charging into Richie McCaw- All Blacks’ captain) is going to play the test against Australia for the very first time.
Martin Landajo will take up the No. 9 rugby position instead of Tomas Cubelli.
The No. 13 jersey will be taken up by Horacio Agulla in order to replace Marcelo Bosch.
Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino is going to replace Manuel Montero as the left winger.
Nicolas Sanchez will start at five-eight rugby position.
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