6 things we learned from the weekend’s rugby


Who exactly is refereeing the matches now?The much maligned Beauden Barrett try at the weekend will be debated for a long time and what effect it had on the final result in Dublin on Saturday evening, but what was most farcical was who made the final decision on it.Jaco Peyper

Best Of The Weekend: All Black Revenge And Italy’s Incredible Victory

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New Zealand exact revenge in brutal encounterTwo weeks ago, Ireland had stunned the rugby world with their most famous win, beating the All Blacks for the first time. It was somewhat unfortunate for them that New Zealand had an opportunity to re-establish their authority so soon. They did so using

Japan 13 – 26 Scotland: Player Ratings


SCOTLAND15. Stuart Hogg: 7 Scotland's best fly-half on the day, adding excellent distance to the kicking game in defensive situations. Unusually secure under the high ball and his one line break set up the position for Nel's try. On the downside he butchered a two on one with Maitland outside him.