As the Six Nations draws to a thundering close – let’s be honest is there anything else to really talk about? Well actually yes there is. A bunch of lads from Fiji turned the form book upside down last weekend in Lautoka and made history in one of the most enjoyable and infectiously joyous rugbyContinue reading “The Lineout Calls of the Week”
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The Lineout Calls of the Week
We apologise that last week’s Calls of the Week which was a mid-term review of the Six Nations got lost in a myriad of technical problems with this site. Fortunately that seems to have been resolved as we look forward to possibly THE most intriguing Round 4 of the Six Nations in a VERY longContinue reading “The Lineout Calls of the Week”
The Lineout Calls of the Week
It’s that most WONDERFUL time of the year again – as the song goes. Yes it’s the Rugby version of Christmas with, as our good friend Squidge Rugby likes to say, Friday being Sixmas Eve. Sure we love the Rugby Championship and the World Cup is something we all eagerly build up to over fourContinue reading “The Lineout Calls of the Week”
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!”
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!”
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!”
This year’s Six Nations looks set to be the most exciting and unpredictable annual classic that we’ve seen in a very long time!!!!
Yes it’s finally here, a tournament that for most of us is the highlight of our annual rugby calendar. That in no way detracts from the Rugby Championship for our Southern Hemisphere friends but as International Test Rugby’s oldest annual dustup, the Six Nations has so much history behind it that it’s hard to topContinue reading “This year’s Six Nations looks set to be the most exciting and unpredictable annual classic that we’ve seen in a very long time!!!!”
November Internationals – North vs South and what we’ve learned – Part 1
After a month of truly vintage North vs South International Test Rugby, we take a look at what the respective Coaches of the big Ten learnt about their charges. We also pick our player of the month from each of the teams as well as a starting XV for each of them and which weContinue reading “November Internationals – North vs South and what we’ve learned – Part 1”
A Whirlwind Tour of this weekend’s Autumn International action – Part 1
As mentioned over on the TV page, work is dominating my life at the moment, so there is very little time to watch all the great rugby coming our way over the next three weeks, let alone write about it. However, with so much to talk about, felt I had to get something down onContinue reading “A Whirlwind Tour of this weekend’s Autumn International action – Part 1”
Six Nations 2021 Report Card – Part 2
With the dust now settled on what for us has been one of the most riveting Six Nations in years, it’s time to hand out the marks. Despite the lack of crowds, the quality of rugby for the most part did not suffer and we were treated to a series of vintage games that areContinue reading “Six Nations 2021 Report Card – Part 2”