It’s Summer Blockbuster time as North meets South below the Equator

It can be said that the end of season tours by European teams South of the Equator are a mixed bag in terms of what we can expect from one group of rather weary players meeting another only halfway through their season. However, a year out from what could be one of the most hotlyContinue reading “It’s Summer Blockbuster time as North meets South below the Equator”

The URC, November 5th and beyond

Yes we can see the puzzled looks on faces with this headline, but all of a sudden the competition has come down to Ireland vs South Africa, and a foreshadow of this November’s Test between the two countries and their ultimate showdown in the pool stages of next year’s World Cup. The action that willContinue reading “The URC, November 5th and beyond”

Super Saturday will summon the faithful for a Six Nations showdown of note!

It’s been a glorious four weekends of International Test Rugby and one of the best Six Nations we can remember for a while, but like all good things it must come to an end – but what an ending we have to look forward to on Saturday. France look essentially unstoppable on their march toContinue reading “Super Saturday will summon the faithful for a Six Nations showdown of note!”

A look at how the Six Nations has unfolded so far and how it’s setting up for what should be an epic finale!

So after three rounds of vintage Six Nations rugby we have a look at how the final two weekends look to be shaping up and how the teams are faring now we’re past the the halfway point. In short, there have been few suprises as France have turned their status as pre tournament favourites intoContinue reading “A look at how the Six Nations has unfolded so far and how it’s setting up for what should be an epic finale!”

England head to Rome wary of an Italian side that is showing some promise at long last!

Most of the weekend’s thunder will be emanating from the Stade de France on Saturday, but Sunday’s encounter between Italy and England provides us with plenty of intrigue. It’s a potentially fascinating encounter, and Italy’s duel with tournament favorites France last Sunday in Paris was well worth watching. We’ve all said it a thousand timesContinue reading “England head to Rome wary of an Italian side that is showing some promise at long last!”

Ireland have it all to do if they are to stop the French juggernaut in Paris this Saturday!

Although it’s so early in the day, Round 2 to be precise, it’s hard to not look at Saturday’s clash in Paris as a possible Championship decider. There is little doubt that both teams are red hot at the moment. However, before we all get too carried away, let’s put it in perspective. As goodContinue reading “Ireland have it all to do if they are to stop the French juggernaut in Paris this Saturday!”

Scotland arrive in Cardiff looking to add even more impetus to an impressive start to their Six Nations campaign while Wales hope that home advantage may bring some salvation!

Wales’ first of three home Six Nations games sees them having to take on a Scottish side oozing confidence after back to back Calcutta Cup victories over England. Wales are not the Championship winning side of 2021 and in many ways are a mere shadow of it. Their current form is more likely to putContinue reading “Scotland arrive in Cardiff looking to add even more impetus to an impressive start to their Six Nations campaign while Wales hope that home advantage may bring some salvation!”

In a rain soaked Paris, Italy seek to be competitive against the tournament favorites France!

In the final game of the opening round of this year’s Six Nations the byword is in the tagline above – Italy simply need to try and be competitive a trait they will need to demonstrate throughout this tournament. There is literally a snowball’s chance in hell that they are going to pull one overContinue reading “In a rain soaked Paris, Italy seek to be competitive against the tournament favorites France!”

A perfect storm brews at Murrayfield between two sides with everything to prove and scores to settle!

Six Nations games between England and Scotland have always been packed brimful of expectation and emotion, but in recent years they have started to become the stuff of legend. Can anyone ever forget that remarkable Scotland comeback from 31-7 down in the second half in 2019 at Twickenham? Then there was last year’s heroics onContinue reading “A perfect storm brews at Murrayfield between two sides with everything to prove and scores to settle!”

Ireland line up at the Aviva with a squad that looks set to take no Welsh prisoners!

And so it begins!!! The tournament that we anticipate more than any other is finally about to get underway. After the empty stadiums of the past two years, the crowds are back and will add that critical 16th man element to every home team as well as all the color and festive atmosphere the tournamentContinue reading “Ireland line up at the Aviva with a squad that looks set to take no Welsh prisoners!”