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Tom Vinicombe

Tom Vinicombe is Southern Hemisphere features editor for RugbyPass. Tom has travelled the world covering rugby and lived in Europe, Asia and Oceania.

1133 Articles
Opinion

All Blacks player ratings vs Los Pumas | Rugby World Cup 2023

Who were the All Blacks' best performers at the Stade de France in a comfortable 44-6 win over Argentina?

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
20 Oct 2023, 17:02
Opinion

All Blacks player ratings vs Ireland | Rugby World Cup 2023

The All Blacks have defied the odds with a well-deserved 28-24 win over Ireland in Paris. How did the players rate in the win?

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
14 Oct 2023, 17:10
FEATURE
Opinion

All Blacks and Springboks set to make way for the new world order

It's not always the most consistent or impressive team over the four-year World Cup cycle that eventually heads home with the fabl…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
08 Oct 2023, 3:22
Opinion

France player ratings vs Italy | Rugby World Cup 2023

France had battered Italy 60-7 to secure top spot in their Rugby World Cup group ahead of the quarter-finals. How did the individu…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
06 Oct 2023, 16:52
FEATURE
Opinion

One last dark horse for the All Blacks' World Cup push

Ian Foster should consider a last-minute change-up to the All Blacks' first XV.

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
05 Oct 2023, 18:57
Opinion

All Blacks player ratings vs Uruguay | Rugby World Cup 2023

How did the All Blacks perform in their 11-try rout of Uruguay in Lyon?

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
05 Oct 2023, 16:58
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Opinion

D-Day arrives for fringe All Blacks as Ireland looms on the horizon

One final pool game presents a few fringe players with a last opportunity to advance their case for sudden-death selection.

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
03 Oct 2023, 13:14
Opinion

All Blacks player ratings vs Italy | Rugby World Cup 2023

The All Blacks well and truly got their Rugby World Cup back on track on a warm evening in Lyon, thrashing Italy 96-15. Who were t…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
29 Sep 2023, 17:00
FEATURE
Opinion

Shannon Frizell could prevent the All Blacks leaving France empty handed

Barnstorming performances from Shannon Frizell might be the difference between the All Blacks going home with the Webb Ellis Cup o…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
28 Sep 2023, 11:25

Scotland make wholesale changes for Romania clash

Head coach Gregor Townsend has rejigged Scotland's line-up for the second-last pool game of the side's Rugby World Cup campaign.

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
28 Sep 2023, 10:09
Opinion

Wallabies player ratings vs Wales | Rugby World Cup 2023

The Wallabies have fallen to a demoralising 40-6 defeat against Wales in Lyon. How did the individual performances rate on the nig…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
24 Sep 2023, 17:00
Opinion

Ireland player ratings vs Springboks | Rugby World Cup 2023

Ireland have scored a titanic win over South Africa in Paris. How did the victors perform?

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
23 Sep 2023, 17:07

Georgia player ratings vs Portugal | Rugby World Cup 2023

Georgia have recorded an 18-all draw with Portugal which could put their World Cup in jeopardy. How did the Lelos players perform …

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
23 Sep 2023, 10:47
Opinion

Samoa player ratings vs Argentina | Rugby World Cup 2023

In a scrappy affair in Saint Etienne, Samoa have fallen to a 19-10 loss to Argentina. How did the Manu Samoa players perform in de…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
22 Sep 2023, 13:49
Opinion

France player ratings vs Namibia | Rugby World Cup 2023

Rugby World Cup hosts France have recorded a comprehensive 96-0 win over Namibia in Marseille. How did Les Bleus rate in the win?

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
21 Sep 2023, 17:03
Opinion

Italy player ratings vs Uruguay | Rugby World Cup 2023

Despite an almighty effort from their less fancied opposition in the first half, Italy have maintained their 100-per-cent win-rate…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
20 Sep 2023, 13:47
Opinion

Japan player ratings vs England | Rugby World Cup 2023

Despite a promising start to the game, Japan have fallen to a disheartening 34-12 loss to England in Nice on Sunday evening. How d…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
17 Sep 2023, 17:07
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Opinion

The All Blacks must hand Dupont-like Cam Roigard the keys to the kingdom

All Blacks coach Ian Foster must throw caution to the wind and make a big change at halfback.

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
16 Sep 2023, 4:02
Opinion

All Blacks player ratings vs Namibia | Rugby World Cup 2023

The All Blacks have walloped Namibia in Toulouse to get their World Cup campaign back on track. Who were the best performers on th…

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
15 Sep 2023, 17:01

Samoa roll out big guns for World Cup opener

Manu Samoa will make their first appearance at the 2023 World Cup on Saturday when they take on Chile.

Tom Vinicombe
Tom Vinicombe
14 Sep 2023, 9:15
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