A new look Wallabies add some spice to Bledisloe 2, a long awaited Champions Cup final sees England and France’s best do battle and the Rugby Championship loses a key participant!

Test Rugby is finally back after far too long and what a treat we were given as Australia and New Zealand provided us with a thrilling albeit rain soaked encounter in Wellington’s “cake tin”. After being less than slightly inspired by Super Rugby Australia, we were riveted by a Wallaby team that turned up inContinue reading “A new look Wallabies add some spice to Bledisloe 2, a long awaited Champions Cup final sees England and France’s best do battle and the Rugby Championship loses a key participant!”

State of the Union Address – “it ain’t pretty”!!!

COVID-19 has sadly thrown a massive spanner into all aspects of our lives in 2020, and we are clearly a long way from being out of the woods yet. We don’t for a second deny the gravity of the situation, but by the same token are longing for some sense of normality to return. TheContinue reading “State of the Union Address – “it ain’t pretty”!!!”

The Six Nations takes a viral twist, Super Rugby starts to hit its straps and the Toronto Arrows are all systems go!

Excuse the silence but some of us have been taking some well earned breaks in the sunshine to get away from the Canadian winter. I had the particular privilege of watching France’s outstanding victory over Wales, in a particularly lively bar surrounded by French rugby fans on the island of St. Martin. The Six NationsContinue reading “The Six Nations takes a viral twist, Super Rugby starts to hit its straps and the Toronto Arrows are all systems go!”

Six Nations, Super Rugby and our own Arrows – it all just keeps getting better and better for Rugby fans this weekend!

If you thought last weekend was pretty epic then this one coming up looks to be even better, with the added bonus of the Toronto Arrows getting their MLR campaign underway. The Six Nations got off to a thrilling start and, despite the weather forecast for this Saturday, provides us two contests of titanic proportionsContinue reading “Six Nations, Super Rugby and our own Arrows – it all just keeps getting better and better for Rugby fans this weekend!”

The Six Nations and Super Rugby kicks off this weekend – could rugby fans ask for anything more?

It’s here and for all intents and purposes it’s Christmas time for rugby fans around the world, as the world’s oldest annual rugby competition the Six Nations gets underway this weekend and for those with leanings towards the Southern Hemisphere, Super Rugby has its opening festivities. With plenty of new faces and sea changes inContinue reading “The Six Nations and Super Rugby kicks off this weekend – could rugby fans ask for anything more?”

Not too many surprises in the Heineken Cup and completed squads for the Six Nations

This week saw the Heineken Cup playoffs finalized with the weekend providing some epic contests, but ultimately not too many surprises in the final draw for those eight spots in the knockout stages. Meanwhile England completed the Six Nations jigsaw puzzle by naming their squad, and lastly the Toronto Arrows had a rousing preseason openerContinue reading “Not too many surprises in the Heineken Cup and completed squads for the Six Nations”

The Pool Stages of the Heineken run the numbers for two of the best runners up and squads start to take shape for the Six Nations

A busy week in the Heineken Cup sees a number of teams book their quarter final spots, and a fascinating five horse race for the last two runner up spots is on the agenda for this weekend. Meanwhile this week saw plenty of developments ahead of the Six Nations as all but England have nowContinue reading “The Pool Stages of the Heineken run the numbers for two of the best runners up and squads start to take shape for the Six Nations”

The New Year sees us change tack and plenty to look forward to!

First up sorry for the silence since the World Cup. Work, Christmas, families etc all took precedence over us having a good look at matters pertaining to the oval ball for the last couple of months. 2020 will be a busy year for all, on and off the ball, so to accommodate we are changingContinue reading “The New Year sees us change tack and plenty to look forward to!”

Simply put – what a weekend lies in store as the World Cup gets to the business end in Japan!

When we first looked at the pools draw for this World Cup, we felt that possibly the pool stages may have ended up being rather one-sided. In many ways they were, certainly in the case of Pool B. However, as always some of the Tier 2 nations packed some genuine punch. Uruguay were well worthContinue reading “Simply put – what a weekend lies in store as the World Cup gets to the business end in Japan!”

Australia take on Fiji in Pool D’s opening match, and should provide one of the most intriguing contests of the weekend!

While the opener with Japan and Russia had its merit, there is no denying that this is the first of the weekend’s key fixtures that have got everyone talking. Australia come into this tournament rather like the Southern Hemisphere’s version of France. Brilliant one day, hopeless the next – the question on everyone’s lips isContinue reading “Australia take on Fiji in Pool D’s opening match, and should provide one of the most intriguing contests of the weekend!”