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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…


3 Things Wrong with Professional Rugby Today Leave a comment Read more »

3 Things Wrong with Professional Rugby Today

A few things are bugging me about the professional game at the minute. So I thought I’d share my thoughts and see what other people’s views are. 1. The scrum (or lack of it) in the game   Now this might seem a very odd…


Six Nations: Brutal rugby storm approaching on March 19th Leave a comment Read more »

Six Nations: Brutal rugby storm approaching on March 19th

I’ve always believed it hard to predict against the French, however I’m forecasting a brutal final 6 Nations game in Paris on March 19th when they entertain England. In a game poorly refereed by Jaco Peyper, France sent out a brutal warning to future opponents.…


Two 10’s doesn’t equal 12, but two 7s might work? Leave a comment Read more »

Two 10’s doesn’t equal 12, but two 7s might work?

England won against Scotland and that’s important in the 6 Nations, but what can we glean from Eddie’s first team performance?


Is the culture of rugby changing? Leave a comment Read more »

Is the culture of rugby changing?

During the World Cup I wrote a piece about by my fear that the culture and spirit of rugby was changing. The piece was about the abuse leveled at the referee, Craig Joubert, following the match between Scotland and Australia. Rugby is often held up…


Can England 7s Restore English Pride at the Olympics? Leave a comment Read more »

Can England 7s Restore English Pride at the Olympics?

As everyone knows, England had to bow out of the Rugby World Cup after failing to enter the knockout phase and becoming the first host nation to leave the competition at such an early stage. Now the goal for England is to restore English pride…


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