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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…


Super League: Thrills, Spills and High-Octane Drama Leave a comment Read more »

Super League: Thrills, Spills and High-Octane Drama

Over the last few years, the change to Super League’s format has helped to increase the intense drama and excitement of rugby league as a sport. Nowadays, there are probably five or six teams that are all capable of winning the Super League crown, a…


Can Crusaders End Eight-Year Title Drought? Read more »

Can Crusaders End Eight-Year Title Drought?

Crusaders are mounting another strong charge towards the Super Rugby final following an impressive 2016 campaign. Todd Blackadder’s men top the New Zealand Conference, and hold the number one seatd in the overall league rankings after winning 10 of their opening 12 matches. As a…


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…


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