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British Lions v Blues: What Went Wrong? Leave a comment Read more »

British Lions v Blues: What Went Wrong?

Having watched the Lions v Blues game, which is the second match of the 2017 British Lions tour there are a few things which worry me about the performance of the British Lions. Firstly, the much mentioned “Warren-ball” approach seems to be the go-to approach.…


Jones beats France because England couldn’t! Leave a comment Read more »

Jones beats France because England couldn’t!

Frustration and culture force Eddie’s hand. England’s problems are at 7, 12 and Itoje! If Itoje is to play at 6 and run amok he needs inside backs who can build pressure, not kick ball away under pressure. Successful back line attack should always have…


How to beat the All Blacks at their own game Leave a comment Read more »

How to beat the All Blacks at their own game

As the 6 Nations nears, focus in Northern Hemisphere (“NH“) rugby will switch from national selection to Lions selection. The 6 Nations is an opportunity for players to stake a claim and prove themselves. However, is the starting point individual ability or is it playing…


Autumn friendlies: What will they reveal before the 6 Nations? Leave a comment Read more »

Autumn friendlies: What will they reveal before the 6 Nations?

It seems that there has been a lot of drama and misfortune surrounding the 6 Nations this year. There have been injuries, deaths and even a couple of law changes to the game. So, this year’s friendlies could be the most unpredictable to date. However,…


Is it yesterday once more? A review of English, Welsh & Irish Rugby Leave a comment Read more »

Is it yesterday once more? A review of English, Welsh & Irish Rugby

Are England the real deal? Are Wales serious about returning to a former playing style? Have the Irish improved or the Springboks declined? Rugby performance stats are drifting around like confetti at a wedding and there are lots of them. England Farrell scored 61 of…


Can Eddie Jones' men replicate Leicester's Premier League triumph? Leave a comment Read more »

Can Eddie Jones’ men replicate Leicester’s Premier League triumph?

The 2015 Rugby World cup was held on home soil, making England one of the favorites to lift the crown. After failing to make it out of the group stages, Stuart Lancaster’s time was up and he was replaced by Eddie Jones – the first…


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