As New Zealand once more remain the undisputed winners of the Rugby Championship, we use the last round to reflect on the lessons learnt for all the teams.

The final round of the Rugby Championship saw New Zealand emerge once more as the dominant force in this tournament by a country mile, but the last weekend did produce one of the most epic Tests of the year as the All Blacks and Springboks went to battle in Cape Town. It was a TestContinue reading “As New Zealand once more remain the undisputed winners of the Rugby Championship, we use the last round to reflect on the lessons learnt for all the teams.”

The Final Round of the Rugby Championship sees Australia and South Africa fight over second place, as New Zealand sits comfortably at the top of the table and Argentina tries to find some redemption!

Just a quick round of our musings this week, as we seem to have been swept by a particularly nasty version of the fall cold that is sweeping through our kids’ schools – end result not much time or energy to talk about matters pertaining to the oval ball. So it will be a quickContinue reading “The Final Round of the Rugby Championship sees Australia and South Africa fight over second place, as New Zealand sits comfortably at the top of the table and Argentina tries to find some redemption!”

Round 5 sees the Rugby Championship seemingly sewn up as New Zealand continue to experiment against Argentina and South Africa and Australia have it all to play for!

New Zealand have once again comprehensively got the Rugby Championship squared away in their favor this year, barring a miracle in Buenos Aires this weekend. Even if that were to happen, given the schooling they gave the Springboks a fortnight ago, it would still take a monumental effort in Cape Town next week from SouthContinue reading “Round 5 sees the Rugby Championship seemingly sewn up as New Zealand continue to experiment against Argentina and South Africa and Australia have it all to play for!”

Round 4 of the Rugby Championship seems to indicate that New Zealand are about to put themselves out of reach, while South Africa desperately try to keep the momentum going and Australia and Argentina try to fight their way out of the basement!

With the dust settled on Round 3, the Rugby Championship seems to be entering an all too familiar pattern once we get to the halfway point in the tournament. New Zealand start to pull away dramatically on the table leaving their opponents in the dust, while the other three engage in a frantic scramble forContinue reading “Round 4 of the Rugby Championship seems to indicate that New Zealand are about to put themselves out of reach, while South Africa desperately try to keep the momentum going and Australia and Argentina try to fight their way out of the basement!”

Round 3 of the Rugby Championship kicks off with us having witnessed a truly remarkable remake of Australia in Round 2, while South Africa continue to build momentum, New Zealand ask themselves some serious questions and Argentina scrambles for answers!

This weekend’s action is sure to have most of us glued to our TV screens especially the match between Australia and South Africa in Perth. Of all the teams, these two have given us the most food for thought. The horror show that was 2016 is clearly over for the Springboks, and the importance ofContinue reading “Round 3 of the Rugby Championship kicks off with us having witnessed a truly remarkable remake of Australia in Round 2, while South Africa continue to build momentum, New Zealand ask themselves some serious questions and Argentina scrambles for answers!”

The Rugby Championship does not disappoint in terms of high scoring running rugby in its opening round but as the sides settle it looks to be more pain for Australia and a tougher fight for South Africa on the road!

There were thrills aplenty on hand as this year’s Rugby Championship got underway with New Zealand and South Africa having plenty to shout about. Australia meanwhile were left staring into the abyss not helped by the fact that most of their players would have trouble figuring out which letter of the alphabet the word defenceContinue reading “The Rugby Championship does not disappoint in terms of high scoring running rugby in its opening round but as the sides settle it looks to be more pain for Australia and a tougher fight for South Africa on the road!”

The Rugby Championship is back and looks to be a much less one-sided event than last year’s edition; and we spare a thought for the ladies at the Women’s World Cup!

It’s Rugby Championship time again and in this second iteration of the tournament since the 2015 World Cup, it is likely to be a much closer competition than what we saw last year. South Africa failed to show up in 2016, and Argentina struggled to translate their World Cup form and first year in SuperContinue reading “The Rugby Championship is back and looks to be a much less one-sided event than last year’s edition; and we spare a thought for the ladies at the Women’s World Cup!”