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A Guide to the Autumn Internationals Leave a comment Read more »

A Guide to the Autumn Internationals

The Rugby Autumn Internationals are just around the corner and FRN is here to let you know all of the matches coming to you over the course of the next few months including a schedule of events and match details below as well as details…


Common Denominators in Champions Cup Quarter Finals Results Leave a comment Read more »

Common Denominators in Champions Cup Quarter Finals Results

Why did the 4 teams in the Rugby Union Champions Cup Quarter Finals win over the weekend? Was there a common denominator? Common Denominators There was (1) heaps of passion at all the venues, and apart from Saracens, (2) a desire to produce quick ball.…


The Future for England After the Six Nations Read more »

The Future for England After the Six Nations

Prior to 2018’s Six Nations Championship, the only question concerning England’s defence of the title concerned the potential for a Grand Slam. Having suffered only one defeat under Eddie Jones up to the start of the tournament, it was generally assumed that the holders would…


The Fall of Rome and Eddie Jones Leave a comment Read more »

The Fall of Rome and Eddie Jones

At its height Rome and the Caesars controlled the Mediterranean world. At his height Eddie Jones controlled the Mediterranean rugby world. Such was Eddie’s power, that the RFU tried to manufacture a game against New Zealand to prove England were the undisputed rulers of World…


Coaching Insight: Ireland v England (Six Nations) Leave a comment Read more »

Coaching Insight: Ireland v England (Six Nations)

All points to an Ireland win…doesn’t it? Grand slams are hard to win, Ireland only have two, in 1948 and 2009. England have 13. Analysis of last weekend’s performances by both sides is over. Now it’s a shoot-out at Twickenham. Selection a major issue for…


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.…


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