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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…


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…


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