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Rugby Fixtures for Coming Days Commonwealth and World Cup Rugby

 
Fun and excitement
World Cup Tournament will take place in England in September – October 2015. All fans buy rugby boots Malaysia like boots and T-shirts to keep in touch with their favorite team. Tournament will see matches conducted in four pools. Each pool will have five teams. Playoff winner for Pool C has been decided and Namibia is through. Pool, A playoff winner has not been decided yet.

Coming Rugby Union fixtures
Rugby Union fixtures for the next few days (until September 30th) are as follows.
Rugby World Cup Qualifier matches will take place on these days:
Sat 2 August
We have two matches on this day.
a) Russia versus Zimbabwe
b) Uruguay versus Hong Kong
Sat 27 September
Here also we have two matches.
a) TBC versus TBC
b) South Africa Australia
On all these days, we have two Rugby Championship matches on each day.
i) Saturday 16 August
a. Australia plays New Zealand
b. South Africa plays Argentina
ii) Saturday 23 August
a. New Zealand plays Australia
b. Argentina plays South Africa
iii) Saturday 6 September
a. New Zealand plays Argentina
b. Australia plays South Africa
iv) Saturday 13 September
a. New Zealand plays South Africa
b. Australia Argentina
Some facts for beginners to this game
Here are some unique view at things and events that led up to World Cup Rugby Tournament.
Rugby began as an improved version of football. This game did not have rigid rules back in 1880. It came about due to the actions of one William Webb Ellis who picked up a football in his hand (this was allowed) and ran (this was not allowed).
a) Today the World Cup trophy is named William Webb Ellis trophy
b) Rugby is played between 15 players of two teams – they have 7 substitutes for each game
c) The game will last for 40 minutes in each half – one break of 10 minutes takes place in between
d) First match of the 2015 World Cup will take place at Twickenham at 8:00 PM on 18 September 2015 between Fiji and host England – this is a pool A match
e) All other opening matches in other pools will take place from the 19th onwards
f) Rugby Sevens is a special type of rugby where they have 15-minute game between two teams having 7 players each
g) In Rugby Sevens there will be one minute break between two halves
h) Any player committing foul is sent out of the game for 2 minutes – more than 14% of the total playing time
i) First Rugby Sevens match took place between Scotland and England in Scotland. Scotland won this first encounter that took place in 1871. England won the next time they played

Commonwealth games rugby tournament
Commonwealth games take place every four years among members of the Commonwealth countries. This time Glasgow is hosting these games. It will begin on 23 July 2014 and will conclude on 3 August 2014. Eager spectators will buy rugby trivia and things like charm bracelets to help their team achieve an easy and comprehensive victory. Commonwealth games rugby games will have both Women’s and Men’s games. This will provide a boost to women’s game which had a slow start compared to men’s games.


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