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Six Nations 2022 (Round 3): England's Young Players Impress Read more »

Six Nations 2022 (Round 3): England’s Young Players Impress

Below is the Round 3 analysis of the Six Nations 2022, which produced some stellar performances from England’s young players and highlghted the strength of the French. England 23 v Wales 19 Is England a team in transition with young players developing nicely? Four young…


Six Nations: Does it Produce the Best Rugby? Read more »

Six Nations: Does it Produce the Best Rugby?

We are now halfway through the 2022 Six Nations, which has produced some interesting results and brought to light both strength and weaknesses of Europe’s best rugby teams. The difficulty of competing in a tournament like the Six Nations is that every single match has…


Six Nations 2022 (Round 2): Italy U20s Make History But Seniors Fail to Impress Read more »

Six Nations 2022 (Round 2): Italy U20s Make History But Seniors Fail to Impress

In this week of matches in the Six Nations, the Italian Under 20s made history with a formula one performance led by their formidable captain, Giacomo Ferrari. However, Italy seniors failed to to get on the scoreboard against England, which has given England some well…


Six Nations 2022: Round 1 Analysis Read more »

Six Nations 2022: Round 1 Analysis

This past weekend provided some exciting and surprising matches in round 1 of the Six Nations 2022. The Scotland v England match arguably provided the biggest thrill of the weekend with a 3 point difference and some exciting running rugby with an action packed second…


Rugby Union Spring Tours 2021 Review Leave a comment Read more »

Rugby Union Spring Tours 2021 Review

The Rugby Union Spring Tours 2021 continued to reveal some interesting developments in the evolution of the competing nations. In this article I set out a brief analysis of each nation’s result as well some general observations from the Spring Tour results. One key learning is that in the modern game you must keep the referee and TMO out of the contest.


RFU Approves 14-Team Premiership Expansion Read more »

RFU Approves 14-Team Premiership Expansion

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has signed off on plans which will see the Premiership expanded to fourteen teams for the 2022/23 campaign. That will mean no relegation for the next two seasons, presumably even in situations like that which engulfed Saracens in 2020. They…


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