Six Nations Round Two Review

Here are the headlines from the second round of this year’s tournament….. A star is born as Wales edge Celtic classic at Murrayfield The best game of the championship so far, Scotland and Wales put on a hugely entertaining show in Edinburgh with Wales coming back from a 17-3 deficit to edge a seven-try thriller, with young Wales winger Louis Rees-Zammit announcing himslef on the … Continue reading Six Nations Round Two Review

Six Nations Round One Review

Two victories on the road in Rome and Twickenham and late drama in Cardiff, here are all the talking points from the opening weekend’s action….. Confident Scots come of age in Twickenham triumph The biggest story of the opening round as Gregor Townsend’s Scotland continued their resurgent form with a first win at Twickenham for 38 years against a lacklustre England side. A final score-line … Continue reading Six Nations Round One Review

Six Nations 2021 Preview

Another year and another Six Nations rolls around, but in these strange times this year’s tournament may look a lot different from previous championships. With that in mind here is a breakdown on each sides’ prospects this year….. Wales After a tumultuous first year in charge, Wayne Pivac will be hoping to steady the ship and restore some pride to the Welsh jersey following some … Continue reading Six Nations 2021 Preview

Red Rose Crown, Halloween horror and Bledisloe battering as test rugby returns

Featured image c/o Getty Images After a long wait test match rugby was back on our screens this weekend as a disrupted Six Nations campaign finally drew to an end, whilst down south Anzac rivals renewed acquantances in Sydney. Here are the headlines…. Scots dig out win in dire encounter It was quite fitting that on October 31st Scotland and Wales served up a test … Continue reading Red Rose Crown, Halloween horror and Bledisloe battering as test rugby returns

All Blacks: Stars of the future?

With Super Rugby Aotearoa now four rounds in, the new competition is beginning to take shape with many players having shaken off the rust to show their true qualities at this level. The year after the Rugby World Cup often sees a changing of the guard at test level and with many experienced All Blacks having called it a day at test level following Japan, … Continue reading All Blacks: Stars of the future?

Autumn Internationals: Week Two Round-Up

Another great weekend of autumn rugby, here are the headlines….   Wales end decade of Wallaby woe with tense victory It was a case of 14th time lucky at the Principality Stadium as Warren Gatland’s Wales secured their first victory over Australia since 2008 in a cagey 9-6 triumph. With all the points coming from the kicking tee, this was not a match for the … Continue reading Autumn Internationals: Week Two Round-Up

Autumn Internationals: Week One Round-up

With just under a year to go before the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, the action is beginning to heat up as the top nations start their final preparations for the showpiece event. With some of those nations in action this week, here are some of the talking points from the opening round of fixtures…   Welsh ‘shadow’ players stake their claims … Continue reading Autumn Internationals: Week One Round-up

6N 2018: Team of the tournament

Full-back: Matteo Minozzi (Italy) A breath of fresh air, and one of a few new young stars that offer hope for the future in Italian rugby. A try-scorer in four successive matches, Minozzi’s tally of four left him second only to Jacob Stockdale (7) in the try-scoring charts. His dazzling footwork left many opposing defenders embarrassed, none more so than when leaving Lions star Liam … Continue reading 6N 2018: Team of the tournament

Six Nations 2018 Review

So after another compelling edition of Europe’s premier rugby competition, there are many questions that have arisen from this year’s Six Nations. Are Grand Slam champions Ireland now favourites to knock world champions New Zealand off their perch? Can the entertaining Scots cure their travel sickness to emerge as genuine World Cup contenders? And how will Eddie Jones’ England recover from their worst finish in … Continue reading Six Nations 2018 Review

Six Nations 2018 Preview

England Defending champions from the past two seasons, Eddie Jones’ men will be in no mood to relinquish their stranglehold on the competition as they look to do what rivals Wales and Ireland have failed to do in recent years and complete a hat-trick of titles. Yet with a squad hindered by injures to a number of players, Australian coach Jones is likely to have … Continue reading Six Nations 2018 Preview