August Internationals 2015 Round 5 Predictions

We are into the last few warmup games before the Rugby World Cup, all the squads have been chosen and it’s nearly the lull before the storm. But before we get there here are my predictions. Continue reading

Behind the Scenes – The Cameraman

In these “Behind the Scenes” series of posts I’m going to shine the light on the people that make it possible for us to watch and enjoy rugby. In this first piece I got to chat with Eiddon Paul who will be one of the cameramen bringing us live coverage of the Rugby World Cup games. Continue reading

Kitted Out – Pool A

Expat Dad SG:

Sharing Sunday: A new blogger who’s doing some fun stuff and here he’s looking at the kits of the world cup teams.

Originally posted on The Fight for Billy:

Another World Cup, another batch of kits. Twenty, in fact, from an array of manufacturers. Kit aficionado Jack Fitzgerald is here to give you a low down on this year’s kits.

Pool A

England

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It’s not often we hear terms such as ‘fabrication’ when it comes to kits. However Canterbury have done just that with what they call their ‘most lightweight kit ever’. Featuring ‘ball-deadening’ grip chevrons on the chest, England’s kit this time around is one for the purists. A quite simplistic look for the hosts, with little details that make a difference such as an ‘3D’ injection molded crest and an embroidered Webb Ellis Cup on the arm representing their 2003 conquest. The change red kit features the same details, but the sleeves are a different shade to the base giving it a slightly fussy look.

Rating: 9/10

Wales

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The Welsh Rugby Union were under strict orders about…

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Rugby Thoughts – Super Rugby in Japan

On Monday this week Rich Freeman (@FreemanrugbyJPN) broke the news that Eddie Jones would leave Japanese rugby after the Rugby World Cup. This triggered all kinds of speculation about the feasibility of the Super Rugby side that is scheduled to join the competition next year. Here is a little history of what’s been going on and my thoughts on how they should have gone about it. Continue reading

August Internationals 2015 Round 4 Predictions

This is the last round of games before Rugby World Cup squad announcement deadline. The last chances for coaches to get confused about their selections. Anyway here are my predictions for these games. Continue reading

Weekend Rugby Review – 24 August

The Rugby World Cup is getting closer but are some teams getting more questions than answers? Here’s my review of the weekends action.
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