The Lineout’s Annual Report Cards for 2019 – Part 1 – Italy

With the Northern Hemisphere season now done and dusted apart from the French Top 14 final this weekend, we hand out our verdict on the Six Nations Competitors and what we feel they got out of their year on a score out of ten. As the six teams take a much needed break before theContinue reading “The Lineout’s Annual Report Cards for 2019 – Part 1 – Italy”

The Lineout’s Annual Southern Hemisphere Report Cards for 2018 – Part 4 – South Africa

As we do at the end of every year and with their seasons over till February, we look back at the highs and lows of the Southern Hemisphere season and hand out our verdicts on the big four Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. With less than nine months left before the biggest rugbyContinue reading “The Lineout’s Annual Southern Hemisphere Report Cards for 2018 – Part 4 – South Africa”

The Lineout’s Annual Southern Hemisphere Report Cards for 2018 – Part 3 – New Zealand

As we do at the end of every year and with their seasons over till February, we look back at the highs and lows of the Southern Hemisphere season and hand out our verdicts on the big four Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. With less than nine months left before the biggest rugbyContinue reading “The Lineout’s Annual Southern Hemisphere Report Cards for 2018 – Part 3 – New Zealand”

The Lineout’s Annual Southern Hemisphere Report Cards for 2018 – Part 2 – Australia

As we do at the end of every year and with their seasons over till February, we look back at the highs and lows of the Southern Hemisphere season and hand out our verdicts on the big four Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. With less than nine months left before the biggest rugbyContinue reading “The Lineout’s Annual Southern Hemisphere Report Cards for 2018 – Part 2 – Australia”

The Lineout’s Annual Southern Hemisphere Report Cards for 2018 – Part 1 – Argentina

As we do at the end of every year with their seasons over till February, we look back at the highs and lows of the Southern Hemisphere season and hand out our verdicts on the big four Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. With less than nine months left before the biggest rugby showContinue reading “The Lineout’s Annual Southern Hemisphere Report Cards for 2018 – Part 1 – Argentina”

2018 – Canada’s long year in the wilderness!

Whichever way you cut it – 2018 was a long and painful year for Canada and one which they will no doubt want to forget. It was salvaged at the death by a solid performance in the World Cup repechage tournament, which saw them snatch the last place up for grabs in this year’s globalContinue reading “2018 – Canada’s long year in the wilderness!”

Tier 2 Teams most likely to cause a stir in Japan this year!

As we like to do once the year is done and dusted, we look back at a handful of Tier 2 countries who caught our eye this past year using our usual report card system. Furthermore, with the added frisson of a World Cup in prospect at the end of this year, we’ve chosen theContinue reading “Tier 2 Teams most likely to cause a stir in Japan this year!”

The Lineout’s Annual Report Cards for 2018 – Part 6 – Ireland

With the Northern Hemisphere season now done and dusted till September, we hand out our┬áverdict on the Six Nations Competitors and what we feel they got out of their year on a score out of ten. We’ll be the first to admit it’s completely subjective based on what we saw and where in our humbleContinue reading “The Lineout’s Annual Report Cards for 2018 – Part 6 – Ireland”

The Lineout’s Annual Report Cards for 2018 – Part 5 – Wales

With the Northern Hemisphere season now done and dusted till September, we hand out our┬áverdict on the Six Nations Competitors and what we feel they got out of their year on a score out of ten. We’ll be the first to admit it’s completely subjective based on what we saw and where in our humbleContinue reading “The Lineout’s Annual Report Cards for 2018 – Part 5 – Wales”

The Lineout’s Annual Report Cards for 2018 – Part 4 – England

With the Northern Hemisphere season now done and dusted till September, we hand out our verdict on the Six Nations Competitors and what we feel they got out of their year on a score out of ten. We’ll be the first to admit it’s completely subjective based on what we saw and where in ourContinue reading “The Lineout’s Annual Report Cards for 2018 – Part 4 – England”