Image Credit- Rugby World It simply wasn’t to be for Eddie Jones’ England last Saturday, with South Africa taking home the Webb Ellis Cup following a domineering performance over an England side that had vanquished […]
Image Credit- CNN International England’s Rugby Union side were unable to repeat their semi-final heroics from a week earlier in an agonising 32-12 loss to a dominant South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup […]
Image Credit- The Guardian South Africa edge out a win over a battered and bruised Wales side in a compelling semi-final at Yokohama. Wales, with the tantalising prospect of a first world cup final within […]
Leeds Varsity 2019 was brought to a close with the traditional Rugby Union finale at Emerald Headingley Stadium. With the overall scores being well in Beckett’s favour, and the preceding Women’s Rugby Union match having been an absolute thriller in which Leeds University came out on top, the Varsity finale was a chance for the Gryphons to end the annual festival on a high.
The match started off with Leeds University on the back foot, with Leeds University fly-half, Hannah Morton, making a great tackle on Beckett’s left-winger, Olivia Almond. After a slightly cautious first five minutes, Leeds University […]
The list of countries where rugby is the national game is a vanishingly elite band. Most sports fans might reel off New Zealand, Wales, South Africa and at a push the Pacific Island nations. One that won’t be on the tip of most tongues is the former Soviet state of Georgia, who faced up against a much-fancied Wales outfit in their tournament opener. A slick first half from Warren Gatland’s men put the game beyond doubt, but an evenly fought second reflected the battling qualities of the Georgians.
With the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan just days away, the 20 teams arriving on the shores of ‘the Land of the Rising Sun’ are preparing for what could be the most unpredictable World Cup yet.
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After Wales’ third Grand Slam victory under Warren Gatland, The Gryphon takes a look back at what each team can take away from the tournament leading up to the World Cup. [Image Credit: BBC] Wales […]
Image Credit [BBC] Eddie Jones was probably the only Jones in Cardiff unhappy with the 21-13 win to Wales in Round 3 of the the Six Nations. Touted by many as the “Grand Slam decider”, […]
Image Credit: [Evening Standard] If Ireland vs England comprised the main course of this weekend’s action, France vs Wales on Friday evening promised to be a tantalising appetiser. Fielding the heaviest pack in test history […]
Image Credit [Adrian Dennis] The Gryphon looks ahead at what to expect in the Northern Hemisphere’s premier tournament. February is upon us, which means only one thing; it’s Six Nations time. With this year also […]