Match Reaction: Samoa 27 – 7 Fiji

Alesana Tuilagi not on the scoresheet tonight, but a big force

A contest that many [including the Mole] hoped would provide a festival of running rugby was instead entirely underwhelming. Continue reading

South Africa v Fiji Review

Superstar, coming through

Mole got up with a pot of coffee to watch SA v Fiji on Saturday morning with memories of a glorious summer’s day in Marseille in his head. That game had been one of the highlights of the 2007 World Cup. The prospect of a repeat performance was quite enticing, if a little unexpected, given South Africa’s tepid display against Wales in the opener. Continue reading

Match Preview: South Africa vs Fiji

The corresponding fixture in the last World Cup was a belter of a game, played on a sunny Marseille afternoon. South Africa won 37-20 en route to their second World Cup but with the scores tied at 20-20 after an hour, every neutral was willing the islanders to an unlikely victory and wishing that Caucau was playing. Continue reading