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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…


The Future of England Rugby:What Would Eddie say? Leave a comment Read more »

The Future of England Rugby:What Would Eddie say?

Following England’s Six Nations win and their first Grand Slam since 2003 after beating France in Paris this past weekend, every man and his dog is offering up their opinion on the future of England rugby. I have been asked what I would do if…


Six Nations: Issues resolved….....maybe not? Leave a comment Read more »

Six Nations: Issues resolved……..maybe not?

For 40 minutes England had the southern Hemisphere scribes shuffling in their seats. Ford had a second touch in the first minute…wow! Brown was potent in attack, Itoje was everywhere, and England camped territorially. To win 25-21, be outscored 3-1 in tries however, stopped the…


Six Nations: It's Jones not Beckett, “Waiting for Manu” Leave a comment Read more »

Six Nations: It’s Jones not Beckett, “Waiting for Manu”

Is Manu Tualagi the answer to England’s performance and team play development? Billy Vunipolas bullocking runs close to the origin are tying in England’s 6 and 7. As a consequence, England have no back row support when they attack out wide. Manu’s ability to both…


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