Should the B&I Lions play the Super Rugby teams?

The schedule for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour to New Zealand was recently announced. In a change to previous tours the warmup games will be against Super Rugby franchises instead of Provincial teams. We’ll give you the views for and against this change. Continue reading

Pacific Nations Cup 2015 Round 3 Predictions

We are down to the last round in the group stages and with no teams on 2 wins there is everything to play for. Here are my predictions for the third round of Pacific Nations Cup games. Continue reading

Hell to scalpers

Expat Dad SG:

Sharing Sunday: A good piece looking at the resale of tickets for sporting events. It was a big topic over here in the run up to the Super Rugby final and I’m sure will come up later in the year at the Rugby World Cup.

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Ok, ok, I know I’m over a week late to this particular party but there’s a good reason – I’ve been giving it some thought! *gasp*

Ticket scalping was a major source of angst last week when media organisations reported that tickets to the Super Rugby final had sold out in less than a minute. It then took even less time, following that, for people who clearly never had any intention of going to the game to start trying to sell their tickets on Trade Me for ridiculous prices.

There appear to be two schools of thought on this. Scalpers are either scum of the earth who must be stopped at all costs, or entrepreneurs for whom the only laws that should apply are those of supply and demand, and Adam Smith’s invisible hand.

I definitely lean towards the former, it’s just the “at all costs” part where I get…

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The Rugby Championship 2015 Round 2 Predictions

After this weekend we will be over half way through this year’s tournament. You do have to wonder if anyone really wants to win it as no team has gone on to also win the Rugby World Cup in the same year. Anyway here are my predictions for this weekend. Continue reading

Pacific Nations Cup 2015 Round 2 Predictions

In this “blink and you miss it” tournament we are reaching the half way point! We have had some good close matches so far and here are my predictions for this round. Continue reading