England won the junior world cup in 2013 for the first time. The best players of their age group. How are they coping now they are not competing just against those their own age but against players from 15 or so age groups? Let’s see where they are now and how they are getting on.
So Stuart Lancaster has announced his latest EPS, did he get it right?
So here we go into a tough set of Champions Cup games and the lottery of Challenge Cup games.
The start of a brave new world has happened. Well at least a weekend of european rugby with many of the same old stereotypes confirmed.
Having moved to Auckland recently, it’s allowed me to get to Eden Park a few times to Test, Super and ITM Cup rugby. Whilst it’s been a decade since I got to a game in the northern hemisphere there were a few things that struck me as being very different.
The first block of domestic rugby is now over and we kick off the two new European Rugby competitions. Here are my predictions.
Yesterday is was the Champions Cup preview and today the undercard. Not that all supporters will mind not having made the top competition. For some the domestic league is paramount and Europe can be a bit of a distraction. Either way here is my overview of the changes, the pools and who I think will make the quarter finals.
The first block of domestic rugby games is over and we are heading into a new Europe competition or are we? I’ll have a look at what has changed, then have a look at the groups and who will qualify for the QFs.
Round 6 and the first block of games are over, here’s a look at how my predictions went and my thoughts from the round. Also a quick review of where the teams stand after this first block of games.
It’s looks like anyone can beat anyone on their day but here we go anyway. My predictions for the sixth round of the 2014-2015 Aviva Premiership.