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

Round Three Preview

As the championship resumes after a fortnight’s break, the competition now heats up, with arguably the most decisive round of games in this year’s tournament to come this weekend. With each game providing an interesting sub-plot to this year’s competition, who will kick-on to take vital momentum ahead of the final two rounds? The first game of the weekend provides a chance for both Italy and … Continue reading Round Three Preview

Six Nations Round-up

So after nail-biting finishes in round two, Round three of this year’s Six Nations championship is shaping up to be the most entertaining of them all, with decisive matches in Edinburgh, Paris and Dublin to come this weekend. Firstly, to Twickenham where following their Herculean performance in Cardiff the previous week, Stuart Lancaster’s England side returned home to a heroes welcome as they hosted an … Continue reading Six Nations Round-up

Friday Night Farce

Wales-England remains arguably the most eagerly anticipated fixture in world rugby. The unbridled passion of the two sets of rival fans sets the fixture apart from any other in the sport. So why is it, that such an iconic match has ended up being held at the mercy of television broadcasters? Friday night fixtures have become the norm for rugby players at club level and rightfully so. … Continue reading Friday Night Farce

Six Nations Preview

In a defining year for Rugby Union in the northern hemisphere, this year’s Six Nations tournament may yet be the hardest to predict. Will Stuart Lancaster finally get his hands on the trophy that has agonisingly eluded him? Will Ireland consolidate their position as the dominant side in the North? Or will Wales continue the momentum gained from an Autumn series which finally delivered a … Continue reading Six Nations Preview