International Rugby is back as the Six Nations deals with some unfinished business and Scotland, Wales, France and Georgia test the waters!

If you’ve caught your breath after one of the most memorable Heineken Cup Finals we can remember for a while, you’ll be pleased to know that the fun has just begun. The Bledisloe Cup is in full swing soon to be followed by the Rugby Championship, although no action there this weekend. However, for SixContinue reading “International Rugby is back as the Six Nations deals with some unfinished business and Scotland, Wales, France and Georgia test the waters!”

One of the most fascinating November Test windows in a long time, has given us plenty to think about as we head into a World Cup year!

In a month that saw plenty of excitement, we learnt a great deal about the pecking order in International Rugby and what it means, with less than a year to go before the final whistle in Japan and the crowning of a new World Champion. There were upsets, there was controversy, but throughout we wereContinue reading “One of the most fascinating November Test windows in a long time, has given us plenty to think about as we head into a World Cup year!”

While it would be hard to top last Saturday’s action there is still one last weekend of Test Rugby this November that gives us plenty to look forward to!

Like we say the remarkable Test match in Dublin last weekend lived up to its billing and then some! While this weekend’s final round of the November Test window may not quite have the aura of that memorable occasion there is still much to capture our interest this coming Saturday. Scotland once again kick offContinue reading “While it would be hard to top last Saturday’s action there is still one last weekend of Test Rugby this November that gives us plenty to look forward to!”

It was an epic weekend of Test Rugby with the Dublin dustup rightly taking front and centre stage!

Now that we’ve finally had a chance to catch our breath after the thriller in Dublin, we can put pen to paper on a few things that stood out for us after a memorable weekend. There is no question that the showdown in Dublin between Ireland and New Zealand provided the most talking points, asContinue reading “It was an epic weekend of Test Rugby with the Dublin dustup rightly taking front and centre stage!”

The biggest Test of the year awaits us in Dublin, but there is still plenty of action to be had in Edinburgh and Lille this weekend!

There is no doubt that this weekend’s fixture in Dublin is one of the most anticipated Tests of the year, and one which will tell us a lot about how close the number two side Ireland is to the world’s best New Zealand. Ireland know that should they lose, there can be no excuses andContinue reading “The biggest Test of the year awaits us in Dublin, but there is still plenty of action to be had in Edinburgh and Lille this weekend!”

An absolutely brilliant weekend of Test Rugby leaves us with plenty to mull over!

It’s not often that four Test matches over a November weekend live up to their billing. However, this weekend produced two titanic struggles and two matches, which although not the prettiest to watch at times, still provided some extraordinary moments. Our two highlights of the weekend were without a doubt the Twickenham and Paris thrillers.Continue reading “An absolutely brilliant weekend of Test Rugby leaves us with plenty to mull over!”

The first round of the official Test window for November, sees one of the most anticipated matches since the last World Cup feature amidst a buffet of thrilling offerings!

So now it’s official as we head into the November Test window proper, despite last weekend’s headline encounter between England and South Africa. What was once the most anticipated contest since the last World Cup, that between England and New Zealand, now has to play second fiddle to the clash between Ireland and the AllContinue reading “The first round of the official Test window for November, sees one of the most anticipated matches since the last World Cup feature amidst a buffet of thrilling offerings!”

The Lineout’s five pointer from the opening weekend of the November Internationals

Yes we know it’s not the “official” window until this Saturday, but there is no denying that this weekend, and the England/South Africa match in particular, gave us plenty to think about as we chewed over our Sunday post action brunch this morning, as well as a few heated debates. So much so we feltContinue reading “The Lineout’s five pointer from the opening weekend of the November Internationals”

It’s that Wonderful time of the year – the November Internationals and we kick off with three fascinating encounters!

Yes that’s right it’s one of our favourite times of the year, even if all the leaves are falling off the trees and reminding us that summer is but a distant memory. The November Internationals where North meets South once a year kicks off this weekend, and even though we are technically outside the “officialContinue reading “It’s that Wonderful time of the year – the November Internationals and we kick off with three fascinating encounters!”

With the November Test window just around the corner – some talking points for the big four from the Southern Hemisphere

With the Rugby Championship done and dusted, there is plenty to talk about in relation to Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as they head North of the Equator in one of the most keenly anticipated November Test windows in years. This year’s Rugby Championship was one of the best we can remember forContinue reading “With the November Test window just around the corner – some talking points for the big four from the Southern Hemisphere”