The Class of 2012 – South Africa’s Junior World Cup Winners

In 2012 South Africa won their first ever IRB Junior World by beating New Zealand. They were the best players of their age group, let’s see how they coped in the big wide world against all comers. Continue reading

European Rugby Champions Cup 2014-2015 Round 6 Review

A final round full of drama, the group stages are complete and here is my review of round 6. Continue reading

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2014-2015 Round 6 Review

So the group stage come to a close and we have our quarter finalists. Here is my review of  the sixth round of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Continue reading

A Top Flight Club – Behind The Scenes

Expat Dad SG:

Sharing Sunday: An interesting piece that gives some insight into what professional rugby players have to do especially on match days.
I disagree with negative view of how professionalism has led to emotional abuse on social media and that crowds are deteriorating so much. I agree that we need to guard against abuse from the stands and protect the soul and sprit of rugby but I also believe it’s still alive and well in the present.

Originally posted on anythingrugby.com:

With rugby developing on the pitch in a multitude of different ways – we get the opinion of Illtud Deiniol, a professional in the industry, about what it’s like behind the scenes of a top flight rugby club. 


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Rugby thoughts – Ekatahuna and Stuart Lancaster

This week a mix of thoughts and what’s turned into a bad 90s comedy road movie of a  trip, to see a preseason game. Continue reading

European Rugby Champions Cup 2014-2015 Round 6 Predictions

The group stages are coming to a close and four of the groups are still up for grabs, the combination of results for the three best second places is just mind boggling. Here are my predictions for round 6 of the Champions Cup. Continue reading

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2014-2015 Round 6 Predictions

We are down to the last round and some interesting games coming up to decide who makes the quarterfinals. Here are my predictions for the sixth round. Continue reading