Tag Archives: Rugby Match Reports

The British and Irish Lions prevail in the opening game of the tour

It started with a win, not the best performance but a win none the less! The British and Irish Lions beat the Royal XV 37-25 on Saturday, having trailed 18-10 at the break. It could have been a lot worse. The Lions trailed 25-13 with 13 minutes remaining, … Continue reading

Lovell Rugby Match of the Week: Bristol vs Worcester Warriors

An emphatic 37-18 victory over Worcester, their nearest rivals, has given Bristol belief that they might yet avoid the dreaded drop from the Guinness Premiership. Defeat for the locals would have condemned them to relegation three games inside the distance after a miserable season. But they conjured … Continue reading

Lovell Rugby Match of the Week: England v France 15th March 2009

Is this a sign of England under Martin Johnson turning a corner? From the evidence of Sunday over 80,000 certainly hope so as England blew France away in the first half. It was the day England had been searching for all tournament. Limited against Italy, awkward against … Continue reading

Lovell Rugby Match of the Week: Scotland v Ireland 14th March 2009

Ireland’s dream of ending 61 years of Grand Slam hurt remains on the cards as they eked out a scrappy 22-15 win over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday. There wasn’t much to separate these two in-form nations in the end, but Declan Kidney’s men provided sufficient grit … Continue reading

Lovell Rugby Match of the Week: England (36) v Italy (11)

England got their Six Nations off to the anticipated winning start on Saturday, with a 36-11 win over an Italian side hamstrung by both injuries and backfiring tactical ploys.   England’s shape and structure was as robust as damp flint: often crumbly, threatening to be sharp but … Continue reading

Lovell Rugby Match of the Week: Gwent Dragons (12) v Bath (15)

Bath escaped this tightly fought contest with the Newport Gwent Dragons for the second time this season to take the lead in pool five of the Heineken Cup. The points may matter when it comes to getting a home draw or squeezing in as a second-placed team, … Continue reading

Lovell Rugby Match of the Week: Harlequins (26) v Leicester Tigers (26)

Harlequins produced a wonderfull late comeback against the Leicester Tigers to produce one of the games of the season at Twickenham, which hosted the record gate for a preimership game outside the final and playoff system. Ugo Monye, whose try allowed Harlequins to draw level in the … Continue reading

Rugby Match Report – England vs South Africa – Saturday 23rd November 2008

South Africa secured their biggest ever win at Twickenham, to condem England to their second consectuative defeat. Danie Rossouw and Ruan Pienaar made the most of missed tackles and a charged down kick with Adrian Jacobs adding a well-constructed third early in the second half before Jacque … Continue reading

Rugby Match Report – England vs Pacific Islanders – Saturday 8th November 2008

Martin Johnson enjoyed his first victory as England manager as England defeated the Pacific Islanders 39-13 at Twickenham. The win will have pleased Johnson as the Pacific Islanders were made up of players from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, all of whom had impressive World cups last year … Continue reading