Lancaster: Success or Failure?

As English rugby digests yet another second-placed finish in the RBS Six Nations, quotes taken from RFU Chief Executive Ian Ritchie – branding England’s failure to win the Six Nations as “unacceptable” – has led to attention once again being drawn to the job that head coach Stuart Lancaster is doing with this current England team. Following the debacle of the 2011 World Cup and … Continue reading Lancaster: Success or Failure?

Six Nations 2015: Team of the Tournament

So after five pulsating rounds of rugby, Ireland were crowned 2015 Six nations champions on an incredible day of rugby which saw 221 points scored in just three matches. With all eyes now turning to the World Cup in a few months time, players will be looking to perform well for their clubs in the hope of making sure they are playing in the showpiece event … Continue reading Six Nations 2015: Team of the Tournament

A fitting finale!

221 points and 27 tries scored over three matches. Who said the Six Nations was boring? The curtain came down on the 2015 championship in truly breath-taking fashion as Ireland won their second consecutive title under the expert tutelage of coach Joe Schmidt, although not before being made to sweat by the Welsh and English, on arguably the greatest day of rugby in the history … Continue reading A fitting finale!

A Three-horse Race

Heading into the penultimate weekend of this year’s Six Nations, three teams still have the opportunity to be crowned champions in another grand-stand finish. In Cardiff, Ireland continue their quest for a Grand Slam, against a Wales side who have recovered from an opening-round defeat to mount their own title challenge. At Twickenham, England will look to bounce back from their chastening defeat in Ireland as they … Continue reading A Three-horse Race