Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Final Round

And that’s all she wrote for four teams in the Super Rugby Pacific competition (the only sides with negative points differentials too) as finals beckon for the NZ quintet and three of the best from this side of the ditch. Brian the Ruminator has the details.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Round 14

According to Brian the Ruminator, it’s all a bit shuffling the deck chairs before the looming iceberg of finals football in Super Rugby Pacific – though notably one Australian side got the chocolates over their Trans-Tasman opponents.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Round 13

It was another poor weekend for the Australian teams in the Super Rugby Pacific competition, as Brian the Ruminator reports.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Round 12

The Kiwi domination made a big comeback this week in the Super Rugby Pacific competition, with the Brumbies seemingly the last best hope for the rest of the sides.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Round 11

We might have a competition on our hands this year…Brian the Ruminator takes on Round 11 of Super Rugby Pacific and is chipper about the fortunes of the local sides against their so long dominant Aotearoa cousins.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Round 9

The Ruminator keeps us up to date with Super Rugby Pacific Round 9 and looks forward to Trans-Tasman action unfolding this weekend.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Round 8

All the latest Super Rugby Pacific highlights from Brian the Ruminator, including the Blues on a tear and a somewhat lucky Rebels side.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Round 7

Double delight for the Blues in back-to-back derbies thanks to pandemic-influenced rescheduling and two of Australia’s top dogs faced off (possibly foreshadowing a clash to come?). Brian the Ruminator gives us the lowdown on Super Rugby Pacific.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Round 6

After plenty of delays due to Covid and some general first season teething problems, Moana Pasifika are on the board in Super Rugby! Brian the Ruminator explains their nailbiter over the Hurricanes and all the rest of the results.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Round 5

According to Brian the Ruminator, fixturing chaos and spirited contests were the order of the week for Super Rugby Pacific.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Round 4

It’s an occasion worth noting according to Brian the Ruminator – two Australian sides are the only remaining undefeated Super Rugby Pacific clubs after four games…but both will face stern tests in the coming weeks when cross-Tasman clashes kick off.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Round 3

A big week for the two newcomers to Super Rugby, with Moana Pasifika’s delayed debut and the Drua’s first win over the Rebels. Brian the Ruminator offers his thoughts on how the season is shaping up so far.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Round 2

Round 2 of the Super Rugby Pacific and as yet no Moana Pasifika on the park due to the pandemic – with high hopes of a debut soon, Brian the Ruminator reviews the round and found great rugby matched with drubbings in equal measure.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Round 1

A new season, a new name and two new sides mark what is (hopefully) a more sustainable model of Super Rugby – Brian the Ruminator wraps up the first hitouts of the 12-team comp.

Almanac Rugby: Autumn Nations Series Wrap

The international rugby season has come to an end with overnight matches in the northern hemisphere. Our rugby aficionado, Brian the Ruminator, summarises the Autumn Nations Series.

Almanac Rugby: The Rugby Championship Concludes

Brian The Ruminator reviews the concluding games of the rugby championship played on the Gold Coast which saw the All Blacks run out as the eventual champions.

Almanac Rugby – The Rugby Championship: Round 5

There wasn’t just the AFL Grand Final played during the weekend (nor the NRL Preliminary Finals) but also the final hitouts for the Rugby Championship – with a milestone test between South Africa and New Zealand decided by a slim margin the highlight according to Brian the Ruminator.

Almanac Rugby – The Rugby Championship: Round 4

After Quade turned back the clock last week, the Wallabies backed it up with a performance over the Springboks that has Brian the Ruminator very excited about their possibilities at the next world cup.

Almanac Rugby – The Rugby Championship: Round 3

In a week brimming with sporting fairytales, Quade Cooper took a leaf out of a Brothers Grimm book to seal an underdog victory for the Wallabies over the Springboks, as Argentina were gallant but outclassed all over the park by the greatest team in the world. Brian the Ruminator has the details.

Almanac Rugby: Bledisloe in the Perth sunshine

It’s another clean sweep for the All Blacks defeating the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup played in Perth as Brian The Ruminator reports.