There were plenty of fixtures in both codes over the weekend and in different formats of the game. On the international rugby union scene, the Waikato Stadium played host to the third and final Test between New Zealand and England whilst in Nelspruit, South Africa took on a Wales team looking to make amends for a 38-16 defeat the weekend before. The World Club 10s also took place in Singapore over the weekend, with teams from around the world taking part but it was a familiar face that lifted the winners trophy. In the NRL, the Eels travelled to Melbourne to take on the Storm in a mid-table clash.
We’ve kept a close eye on the fixtures over the weekend and below have picked out some of our favourite spots.
23 tries in 22 internationals for Savea
The All Blacks put in a barnstorming performance against England on Saturday as they completed a Test series whitewash and 23-year-old Julian Savea was at the heart of it. The winger bagged three tries and is now a 1/3 of the way towards catching current leading test try scorer Daisuke Ohata (Japan – 69 tries).
A Nike wearer when with the Hurricanes, when it comes to representing the All Blacks Savea always opts for a pair of adidas adiZero RS7 Pro Boots.
Two games, two tries and two different pairs of boots
Cornal Hendricks has made the perfect start to international rugby with two tries in his first two games. It would have been three if it wasn’t for a Liam Williams shoulder-charge but the winger won’t mind as South Africa were awarded a penalty try and gifted the win by Wales.
Hendricks was sporting a pair of adidas F50’s on his debut but switched to the new Dazziling Blue Mizuno Morelia Neo Boots at the weekend.
Weepu leads Blues to World Club 10s success
The state-of-the-art new Singapore National Stadium was the venue for the World Club 10s tournament this weekend and it was the Blues that came away with the trophy. Guided by captain Piri Weepu, they defeated Super Rugby rivals the Brumbies 10-5 in the final but they needed a “golden point” try in extra-time to seal the deal.
The Blues were wearing their 2014 home shirt which pays homage to the Blues region boasting the largest Polynesian population
Big win for Melbourne Storm
The Parramatta Eels visited AAMI Park on Sunday looking to stay above the Melbourne Storm in the ladder but it was the home side that came out victorious and leapfrogged them. Cameron Smith was in fine form in the 46-20 win, making 26 tackles and scoring 6 of his 7 conversion attempts.
It was impossible not to notice Harris in his Volt/Metallic Gold Coin/Hyper Punch Nike Magista Obra Boots.