My random thoughts on rugby over the past week touching on Aviva Premiership games in USA, Japan’s new Super Rugby Franchise and doping.
So here we go with the Anglo-Welsh Cup, but there are only Anglo teams playing this weekend. Here are my predictions for the least loved competition. Continue reading
This coming weekend is not officially in the international window but there are a couple of games kicking off. Continue reading
So what do you do when your best players are away playing international rugby? You hold a cup competition that doesn’t bring in much cash and has no extra reward of winning it. Welcome to the unloved LC= Cup. Continue reading
Another full on weekend of european rugby has gone past and we get a few weeks to recuperate. Here is my review after the second set of games.
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.