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!”

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”