ENGLAND take on New Zealand as they look to retain the Women's Rugby World CupIn 2014, they won won their second title when they triumphed over Canada. STAKE £10 ON MAYWEATHER v McGREGOR AND GET A FREE £20/£30 BET WITH SUN BETSOpponents New Zealand are four-time champs, having previously set the benchmark in women's rugby, as in the men's game.Here is all you need to know about the match.England take on New Zealand on Saturday, August 26.The match will start at 7.45pm.It will be played at the Kingspan Stadium (better known as Ravenhill) in Belfast.The Women's Rugby World Cup final will be shown live on ITV1.Coverage will begin at 7.15pm.England cruised to the top of a group containing Spain, Italy and the United States.They then defeated France 20-3 in the semi-final.New Zealand won a group containing Canada, France and Hong Kong (who they beat 121-0).In the semi-finals they convincingly beat the United States 45-12. … [Read more...] about Women’s Rugby World Cup final 2017 – England vs New Zealand: What time is it on tonight, and what TV channel is it on?
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THE time has come for Warren Gatland's men to show what they're made of as the Lions prepare to face New Zealand in the first Test.The tourists have slowly improved after a shaky start to their Tour and are feeling confident they can become the first squad since 1971 to wrap up a Series win in the All Blacks' own backyard.Here, SunSport pundits and writers give you their predictions for how the showdowns will turn out... Mike Phillips (Wales and Lions legend) THE Lions have a great chance against a side that could be a bit under-cooked.It will be a close series and I believe the Lions can edge it. Prediction: 2-1 Lions Jason Robinson (England and Lions legend) HISTORY is not on the Lions’ side but it should be a great series.I think they will lose the opener in Auckland before hitting back with victory in Wellington.But I still expect the All Blacks to claim series glory. PREDICTION: 2-1 All Blacks Dave Kidd (SunSport Chief Sports Writer) STEVE HANSEN’S world champs … [Read more...] about Lions vs New Zealand, first Test: Series predictions from SunSport rugby experts ahead of opening All Blacks clash
EOIN MORGAN has revealed how England have transformed following one of the biggest humiliations in their history.Captain Morgan yesterday admitted their catastrophic defeat by New Zealand at the 2015 World Cup was “men against boys.”In the two years since, however, England have gone from a tentative, confused bunch to become a vibrant and confident team who believe they can win the Champions Trophy. Keep up to date with ALL the latest cricket news, gossip and rumours Morgan’s men play New Zealand in Cardiff today knowing victory will secure a semi-final place, regardless of how they perform against Australia on Saturday.Nothing demonstrates England’s upward journey better than the last time they faced the Kiwis in a global tournament.Then, England were hammered with a scarcely believable 37.4 overs to spare. Swing bowler Tim Southee took 7-33 and skipper Brendon McCullum pulverised 77 from just 25 balls.Steven Finn went for 49 runs in just two … [Read more...] about England vs New Zealand: That horror defeat in 2015 was men vs boys… but we’ll make up for it today, insists Eoin Morgan
England will look to secure an ICC Champions Trophy semi-final spot when they take on New Zealand.A win for Trevor Bayliss' side would see them qualify from the group after their eight-wicket win over Bangladesh, coupled with the Black Caps' match against Australia being rained off.Here is everything you know about the match between England and New Zealand.England take on New Zealand on Tuesday, June 6.The match will start at 10.30am.Coverage will begin at 10am on Sky Sports 2, with all Champions Trophy matches to be broadcast on the same channel.The match will be played at the Cardiff Wales Stadium.Tickets are still available in certain categories.They can be bought by simply creating an account on the official ICC site.England are in a group with Bangladesh - who they beat in the tournament curtain-raiser - New Zealand and Australia, who they face at Edgbaston on Saturday.In the other group is India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa - one of whom they will play in the semi-final … [Read more...] about ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – England vs New Zealand: When does it start and what TV channel is it on?
CHRIS CRACKNELL coached Fiji to Olympic gold medal glory as Ben Ryan's No2 in Rio this summer.But the former England Sevens star has also seen first-hand the poverty that is driving some of the Islanders' best talent away where they end up playing for England, New Zealand or Australia amongst others.IF FIJI can plug the drain of talent being tapped into by other countries then there is no reason why in the next 10 years they can't be a rugby superpower and reach a World Cup final or semi-final. Keep up to date with ALL the rugby union news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary There is no doubt the South Pacific island has the talent - England, Australia, New Zealand and France are all set to benefit from it today after picking players that could be running out for Fiji at Twickenham.Ben Ryan has been a great ambassador for the country and his idea of trying to build a Super Rugby franchise in Fiji would go … [Read more...] about England vs Fiji: Chris Cracknell claims Islanders can become a force to be reckoned with if they stop talent drain
EDDIE JONES ramped up the psychological heat on England ahead of their ultimate Grand Slam test.The Red Rose boss laid it on the line for his squad: “Do you want to be known as greats . . . or failures?”England face Ireland today already crowned Six Nations champions.For Jones, it is all about toughening up for the World Cup where true champions like New Zealand win seven Tests in a row.If England cannot win all five in the Six Nations, what hope of glory in Japan in 2019?The players have bought into it — and many will also be spurred on by memories of what happened here in 2011.England were crushed 24-8 in Dublin — and despite being gutted at losing the Grand Slam, had to hang around for a couple of hours before being presented with the Six Nations trophy when France beat Wales.Ben Youngs was England’s No 9 that day and admitted: “The thought of losing and going up to get a trophy just wouldn’t feel … [Read more...] about England vs Ireland: Eddie Jones turns up heat by demanding Grand Slam win in order to prepare for World Cup
SHAUN JOHNSON became a record breaker as New Zealand handed Scotland another harsh World Cup lesson.The Bravehearts tried hard but were their own worst enemies at times, kicking out on the full twice and failing to find touch with a penalty.Winger Jason Nightingale bagged two of 14 tries in a defeat that would have been heavier had Johnson mastered the breeze with his kicking boots.But stand-off Te Maire Martin went one better with a hat-trick and also setting up Dean Whare’s effort in front of a healthy Christchurch crowd.New Zealand have been virtually written off by many after a series of players defected to Tonga.But they went back to basics – literally basics – in their preparation, and it appears to have created a stronger bond between David Kidwell’s players.While the Kiwis are building, Scotland looked to be up against it after being thrashed by Tonga in Cairns then flying to Christchurch, some 2,500 miles away.Full-back Lewis Tierney revealed it took 10 … [Read more...] about New Zealand 74 Scotland 6: Shaun Johnson became a record breaker as Scots were handed another harsh Rugby League World Cup lesson
EDDIE JONES labelled Michael Cheika classless for going public over a private meeting in June.England’s boss is furious the Wallabies chief grassed him up for storming out of a referee’s chat during the summer whitewash Down Under.The pair come face-to-face again today when they meet with South African whistler Jaco Peyper to discuss the raging scrum wars amid allegations of cheating from both camps.And angry Jones will hope this time his old Randwick team-mate Cheika keeps his mouth shout.Jones said: “I’ve got different codes of behaviour. I was brought up that if you have a private meeting it stays private.“If people choose to have other views, go and talk to them.“Everyone’s got their own standards of behaviour. That was a private meeting and I don’t share contents of private meetings.”Cheika has been roaring all week and slammed Jones for wrecking his own Wallabies legacy the way he went about business on tour with England.But … [Read more...] about England vs Australia: Eddie Jones furious with Michael Cheika as Twickenham Test match becomes grudge match
BERNARD FOLEY ripped England apart just over a year ago.The Aussie No 10’s two tries in a blistering first 20 minutes dumped Stuart Lancaster’s team out of the World Cup on home soil.They simply could not get to grips with Foley who threw two outrageous dummies, touched down twice and finished with 28 points in a 33-13 Twickenham win which left the Red Rose humiliated and cost Lancaster his job. Keep up to date with ALL the RUGBY UNION news, gossip, plus fixtures, results and live match commentary by clicking HEREGeorge Ford started on the bench for England that day and only came on after half-time with desperate England already dead and buried at 17-3 down.Fast forward 14 months and the Bath half-back is now cemented as England’s first-choice playmaker.The 23-year-old has helped mastermind a Grand Slam, new boss Eddie Jones’ 12-match winning run, last summer’s 3-0 series whitewash over the Aussies and England’s first win over South Africa for … [Read more...] about England vs Australia: George Ford and Bernard Foley in fight to be top fly-half ahead of Twickenham battle
ENGLAND are braced for the French revolution at Twickenham.But Eddie Jones’ own transformed Six Nations Grand Slam champs are on an unstoppable run.They enter the 2017 tournament as red-hot favourites after going a full calendar year without defeat. Keep up-to-date with all the latest Six Nations news and gossip ahead with SunSport’s rolling LIVE blogAnd today they can better the greatest Red Rose side ever with a 15th straight win that puts them on the road to possible back-to-back Grand Slams.Standing in the way of bettering the 2003 World Cup winners is a Bleus side with bags of je ne sais quoi.France legend and BBC pundit Thomas Castaignede told SunSport: “France have to be competitive and they are able to challenge England in their own backyard.“Playing England is a massive challenge but getting a result in England would be huge back home.“It is a confident squad, we have good young players coming through who are playing well in … [Read more...] about England vs France: Red Rose braced for French revolution in Six Nations opener – but Eddie Jones’ rampant team on unstoppable run