The June Test window draws to a close with the spoils still to be decided between Australia and Ireland while everyone else seeks to put the finishing touches on a month that has seen much development in terms of depth!

It has been a remarkable month of Test rugby and perhaps most important of all the participants have made huge strides in squad development. New Zealand have won their series against a spirited French team, and in this final Test really look to learn a lot about the depth of their reserves as they fieldContinue reading “The June Test window draws to a close with the spoils still to be decided between Australia and Ireland while everyone else seeks to put the finishing touches on a month that has seen much development in terms of depth!”

After a thrilling opening weekend of the June Tours, Round 2 is do or die for the Northern Hemisphere’s big three – England, France and Ireland and Wales look to seal the deal in Argentina!

Hopefully, by now you’ve regained your breath after last weekend’s thrilling opening encounters in Australia and South Africa. It was vintage Test rugby, and the South Africa/England match, in particular, was an epic that will last in our collective memories for a long time. New Zealand’s opening match gave us plenty of entertainment, but asContinue reading “After a thrilling opening weekend of the June Tours, Round 2 is do or die for the Northern Hemisphere’s big three – England, France and Ireland and Wales look to seal the deal in Argentina!”

The June Test window opens this Saturday with some eagerly anticipated contests with perhaps Ireland and England having the most to prove!

So the barbecues are getting hauled out and multiple runs to the beer store are being made between now and early Saturday morning, as the June Test window kicks off in earnest this weekend. There is a ton of action, but perhaps the two most eagerly anticipated fixtures of the weekend are Ireland’s opening TestContinue reading “The June Test window opens this Saturday with some eagerly anticipated contests with perhaps Ireland and England having the most to prove!”

The June Test window kicks off this weekend with a fascinating contest between Wales in South Africa in the US as both sides look for depth!

Yes it’s Test time again! This month will provide us with a bumper crop of great contests, but this weekend sees just the one match between Wales and South Africa on neutral ground in Washington DC. Both sides are fielding plenty of new caps, and it will be an excellent opportunity for both teams toContinue reading “The June Test window kicks off this weekend with a fascinating contest between Wales in South Africa in the US as both sides look for depth!”

With the end of year Tours for the Six Nations Competitors about to get underway, here’s a quick look at what their hopes, prospects and ambitions for the next few weeks might be!

First of all apologies to all for the long silence, but it’s been a very hectic few months since the wrap up of the Six Nations for all of us up here in the slowly thawing frozen North. Furthermore, with our resident scribe in the midst of a job change there hasn’t been much opportunityContinue reading “With the end of year Tours for the Six Nations Competitors about to get underway, here’s a quick look at what their hopes, prospects and ambitions for the next few weeks might be!”