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Namibia change four

Namibia has made four changes and a positional switch ahead of their clash with Portugal from the starting XV that lost 13-17 to Canada two weeks ago.

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Namibia call in the reinforcements

Prop forwards Quintin Esterhuyzen and Shaun de Preez have been called up as replacements to join the Namibian team in Portugal.
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Spain reign over Ukraine

At the freezing cold Spartak Stadium in Alushta on the Black Sea, Spain beat Ukraine 41-6 in a European Nations, Division One match on Saturday. Read More »
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Kings triumphant in Romania

On the National Stadium with its arc of triumph, on a hot, hot Bucharest day, the South African Kings from the Eastern Cape triumphed in the IRB's Nations Cup, beating Portugal 39-12 on Day Three and so ending the only unbeaten team. Read More »
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Kings rule in Bucharest

With their win over Romania in Round 2 of the Nations Cup in the Romanian capital of Bucharest, the South African Kings of the Eastern Cape go to the top of the Nations Cup. They are the only unbeaten team in the competition. Read More »
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Two World Cup teams defeated

On the opening day of the Nations Cup in Bucharest, two world Cup teams were defeated. Romania beat Namibia and the South African Kings, a side from the Eastern Province, beat Georgia. In the third match of the day Portugal emerged winners. All the matches were close. Read More »
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Nations Cup starts in Bucharest

The International Rugby Board started the Nations Cup in 2006 to provide more matches for the second teams of top countries and more rugby for the next level of rugby in Europe, the European Nations =Cup's Division 1 teams. Read More »
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6NB: Georgia end with away win

Georgia duly beat their great rivals Russia 15-9 on a rainy day in Sochi, east along the Black Sea from Georgia. They ended the European Nations Cup ('Six Nations B') as the top side. Read More »
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6NB: Georgia well on top

In this year of the World Cup, Georgia have proved themselves the best of Europe's second tier as the European Nations Cup (Six Nations B) enters its last round. None of the other five countries can catch Georgia.

6NB: Spain shock Portugal

Two of the three derbies in the European Nations Cup, a.k.a Six Nations B, went as expected but the one in Madrid produced a shock result, both in who won and in the size of the victory.

6NB: all derbies

There are just derbies this weekend in the European Nations Cup which some call the Six Nations B. Neighbour plays neighbour.

6NB: Georgia - but only just

In the third round of the European nations Cup, sometimes called the Six nations B, log-leaders Georgia scraped home against Portugal in Lisbon. In the other two matches Romania smashed Russia and Spain smashed Ukraine.

6NB: Portugal's giantkillers take on Lelos

The Lobos of Portugal play the Lelos of Georgia in Lisbon on Saturday, the only two unbeaten teams in the European Nations Cup, sometimes referred to as the Six Nations B.

Kings on the international stage

The Southern Kings received a significant boost with confirmation that they will participate in the 2011 IRB Nations Cup tournament.

Global Results - 13 February

What a thriller in Dublin! It was a splendid match with a result that was tough on the Irish who scored three tries to one. In Moscow Portugal, who are not going to the World Cup, had a famous victory over Russia who are. And in the Magners League there was a massive shock for Munster. And then there was that tough Final in Las Vegas which South Africa won.

Global Results - 13 February

What a thriller in Dublin! It was a splendid match with a result that was tough on the Irish who scored three tries to one. In Moscow Portugal, who are not going to the World Cup, had a famous victory over Russia who are. And in the Magners League there was a massive shock for Munster. And then there was that tough Final in Las Vegas which South Africa won.

6NB: Portugal shock again

Portugal continued on their happy, giant-killing way with a victory over Russia in the second round of the European Nations Cup, nicknamed the Six Nations N..

Six Nations B, Round 2

Round 1 raised some eyebrows when Portugal beat Romania, which means that Russia, bound for the World Cup though they are, cannot take the Lobos lightly. But then the match is in Moscow.