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Dean Richards Hopeful That Newcastle Falcons Will Do Well Soon


Newcastle Falcons recently got associated with the Aviva Premiership from the 29th of May, 2013. Before that the rugby team played one season at the RFU Championship. In the year 2012, Dean Richards was appointed as the director of rugby for Newcastle Falcons. Ever since that year, Richards has been working hard to help Newcastle to perform well at the Premiership.

Newcastle Falcons have lost twenty league games consecutively. Despite this Dean Richards is not panicking and is hopeful that Newcastle has the ability to change the circumstances in the best possible manner.

The rugby team has been a part of the Premiership for about more than eleven months and has not been able to win any of the matches. Even in the match against Wasps on the 28th of September, 2014, the Falcons were defeated.

Richards is of the opinion that the team cannot be judged right now because the season has just started and there are more matches to be played in the future. He said that this time the team has been scoring rugby tries which is something that renews his confidence in the team because last year, Newcastle had been able to score one rugby try only for the first five to six matches.

According to Richards, there are certain things that have to be managed appropriately and individual errors on the part of the players have to be reduced. The skill set of the individual players have to be improved.

Newcastle Falcons are at the 11th position at the Aviva Premiership official standing and their next rugby match is against Exeter Chiefs on the 5th of October, 2014.

Dean Richards is aware of the fact that Exeter Chiefs are extremely good and hardworking. So it is going to be a tough match for Newcastle Falcons. But the team is looking forward to it.

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Wales Rugby team’s woes increase owing to Williams’ injury


The Wales Rugby team centre half player Owen Williams suffered a very serious injury to his neck in Singapore during the World Club tens tournament while representing his club Cardiff Blues. His spinal cord and cervical vertebrae has been badly affected which led to an operation. The player’s family visited him at the hospital in Singapore to be by his side and so are the fans who are wishing for his speedy recovery. Williams has won four caps for the Wales rugby team making his debut during the team’s tour to Japan. He was able to score to some crucial points in the match against Tonga. Sam Warburton, the Wales flanker mentioned that their team was devastated at the news about their important player of the squad. The agility and flexibility that Williams brought to his side has been instrumental in the side’s recent impressive performances in the recent fixtures.

Owen Williams returned home to Wales and was shifted to the University hospital. Williams’ team Cardiff Blues have thanked the doctor and the medical staff who had attended to him during his stay in the country owing to his injury. Proper medications were provided after Williams suffered a serious injury in the game against Asia Pacific Dragons. It was a third place playoff game. Wales Rugby team suffered a major setback due to the injury picked up by their player. Yet the officials are confident that they have enough good players in the rank to fill up the hole that was caused by the injury to Williams. Wales suffered an agonizing defeat to South Africa with the score line standing at 31-30. The captain believed that his team was making steady strides leading up to the World Cup as they put immense pressure on the South Africans during the course of the match.

Uruguay and Russia go head to head for Rugby World Cup qualification


The 2015 Rugby World Cup is surely going to be one of the toughest competitions till date among the various nations of the world. This is especially clear from the fierce rivalry that the fans are getting to witness in the qualification campaign. Two new teams have emerged as major powers in the early stages which include Uruguay and Russia. Russia beat Zimbabwe in the Repechage semi final in Krasnoyarsk with a score line of 23-15. The Bears received huge support from the home crowd each time their players were in possession of the ball. The atmosphere was electrifying as flay half Yuri Kushnarev kicked a third minute penalty but failed to capture the extra points. The second try provided the hosts with the much needed 13-0 lead. Guy Cronje was the star performer for Zimbabwe in the fly half position but a number of easy misses in the penalty area led to their downfall. Even though Russia was a man down for a major part of the second half, they provided a resilient performance much to the delight of the fans.

Uruguay kept alive their hopes for qualifying into the final rounds of the Rugby World Cup for the third time in a row. Their win came against Hong Kong with a score line of 28-3 which does not quite reflect the tension in the match. It was only in the final quarter that the Los Teros managed to score two tries and increase the lead to such an extent. Jack Delaforce and Phillipe Berchessi were the most impressive players on the pitch throughout the match. The two evenly matched teams will be for booking a berth in Pool A of the Rugby World Cup along with England, Fiji, Australia and Wales and it is tipped to be an exciting encounter by the experts.

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