The Rugby Championship Round 2 Team of the Round – Do You Agree?

The Rugby Championship Team of Round 2 is here based on statistics from fantasy rugby website www.testrugby.com based on their statistical categories and definitions which can be found by going to their website.

The team is an interesting mix of All Blacks, Springboks and Wallabies, with only one Argentine player making the cut.

The best players in The Rugby Championship 2015 Round 2 were Dane Coles and Charles Piutau, both from the All Blacks.

It is exciting seeing the new Springboks midfield make the team, while the All Blacks experienced loose forwards Kieran Read and Richie McCaw still have it!

The Rugby Championship Team of Round 2 by country

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The Rugby Championship 2015 Round 2 Preview

The Rugby Championship is nearly halfway through already, with the Southern Hemisphere giants going at it for only two more action packed rounds. In all honesty, it is hard to know what to make of the Rugby Championship 2015, given that the focus for all teams is the Rugby World Cup. This means that we should expect to see some testing of new combinations and fresh faces included in teams to see if they sink or swim, while there will be a fine line between blooding players and resting them.

Interestingly, most fans and teams know not to read too much into this condensed version of the Rugby Championship, but there are such high expectations on the All Blacks for example, that they will have to be careful to tread that fine line between winning and experimenting. This competition will be fast paced with only three matches for each team, so one defeat could be all it takes to eliminate a team from winning the championship. No team has ever won both The Rugby Championship and Rugby World Cup in the same calendar year.

In Round 1 we saw the All Blacks easily see off Argentina, while Australia grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat against the Springboks, although some people think it was the other way around!

There are some interesting selections across the teams for Round 2. The main talking points are the selections of exciting ball scavenging loose forwards Heinrich Brussow (Springboks) and David Pocock (Wallabies) for their teams and the fact that there are several changes on the benches. Bernard Foley and Matt Toomua get to start for Australia against Argentina, while there will be plenty of interest in big Lood de Jager for the Springboks. Continue reading The Rugby Championship 2015 Round 2 Preview

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The Rugby Championship Team of Round 1 – Do You Agree?

The Rugby Championship Round 1 is here based on statistics from fantasy rugby website www.testrugby.com using their definitions and analysis.  Who would be in your team of the round?

The Player of the Rugby Championship Round 1 was Agustin Creevy from Argentina who was helped by scoring two tries, but also throwing 10 successful lineouts and making 11 go forwards.

Other standout players were Israel Folau, Tevita Kuridrani, Kieran Read and Damian de Allende.

Before you go out and buy any players, check that they are playing first, given the resting, rotating and injuries.

The Rugby Championship Team of Round 1 by country
Australia 6
South Africa 5
New Zealand 3
Argentina 1

The team is below, for further details, go to www.testrugby.com

The Rugby Championship Round 1 Team of the Round – Do You Agree?

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