Scotland and France return to Murrayfield in what should be a fast and furious affair

France get their first taste of Autumn Nations Cup action, after their opening fixture with Fiji was cancelled due to COVID-19 running amok amongst the Island visitors. Scotland meanwhile dispatched Italy with relative ease last weekend, but even though both sides are lacking their first choice fly halves, Scotland know they will need to stepContinue reading “Scotland and France return to Murrayfield in what should be a fast and furious affair”

Autumn Nations Cup – a resurgent Scotland take on Italy who hope Georgia get a baptism of fire from England!

In many ways there are unlikely to be too many surprises tomorrow in Florence or Twickenham, but the subplot running through tomorrow’s fixtures is enormous. What subplot you may ask? Italy and Georgia will both be on show tomorrow, and the Autumn Nations Cup is probably the biggest opportunity to date to lay to restContinue reading “Autumn Nations Cup – a resurgent Scotland take on Italy who hope Georgia get a baptism of fire from England!”

A match where whether you win or lose, a rather daunting quarter final awaits you

It is widely assumed that Ireland and Scotland will be the teams that progress from Pool A to the quarter finals. There is the wild card that is Japan and how home advantage could cause them to create two upsets this tournament as opposed to their one historic victory in the last World Cup, butContinue reading “A match where whether you win or lose, a rather daunting quarter final awaits you”

England and Ireland resume their age old rivalry while Scotland host France and hope to get their World Cup preparations onto some solid ground!

Ireland travel to Twickenham this weekend in their first of a gruelling round of three back to back World Cup warmup games which sees them up against England and then two encounters against the Welsh. England have one more match after this before Japan, so after coming unstuck against Wales last weekend will clearly wantContinue reading “England and Ireland resume their age old rivalry while Scotland host France and hope to get their World Cup preparations onto some solid ground!”

In a teaser for their opening match in the World Cup in September, Scotland and Ireland’s finest do battle in the PRO14 final!

Although we don’t necessarily cover the PRO14 in any detail, this year’s final has a real international flavor to it. With a good proportion of their respective World Cup squads involved in Saturday’s club final, Irish and Scottish eyes will be keenly focused on events in Glasgow. In their last big game before the WorldContinue reading “In a teaser for their opening match in the World Cup in September, Scotland and Ireland’s finest do battle in the PRO14 final!”

A look at the Six Nations and what it could mean for the competitors as the World Cup looms

As the last major competition faced by the Six Nations competitors before they head to Japan in September, we take a look at each of the countries and how their performances over the last two months may or may not have a bearing on their fortunes at the forthcoming World Cup. As always the SixContinue reading “A look at the Six Nations and what it could mean for the competitors as the World Cup looms”

Super Saturday beckons and another epic finale to the Six Nations awaits as Ireland seek to derail the Welsh Grand Slam express and England aim to lift the silverware should Wales fall at the last hurdle!

One of the biggest Saturdays of the rugby year is with us once more! In the last few years the final round of the Six Nations has provided excitement aplenty as rugby fans around the world brace themselves for 240 minutes of nerve-wracking competition. This year is no exception. The opening match between Italy andContinue reading “Super Saturday beckons and another epic finale to the Six Nations awaits as Ireland seek to derail the Welsh Grand Slam express and England aim to lift the silverware should Wales fall at the last hurdle!”

As the Six Nations heads towards a thrilling conclusion in its final two rounds – Wales remain the side to beat!

The tournament continues to throw the form book out the window, as in Round three we saw a French side play perhaps their best game of rugby in years, while Scotland looked a shadow of their potential. Wales’ track record leading up to their clash with England had been remarkable but they hadn’t exactly blownContinue reading “As the Six Nations heads towards a thrilling conclusion in its final two rounds – Wales remain the side to beat!”

Round 3 of the Six Nations is make or break for the last two unbeaten teams England and Wales, while Ireland and Scotland await nervously in the wings!

There is no denying that all eyes this weekend will be firmly focused on the events taking place in Cardiff this Saturday. Wales as the only other unbeaten team in the tournament, know that if England’s seemingly inevitable march to a Grand Slam is to be halted then it has to happen at the PrincipalityContinue reading “Round 3 of the Six Nations is make or break for the last two unbeaten teams England and Wales, while Ireland and Scotland await nervously in the wings!”

Round 1 of the 2019 Six Nations threw the formbook out the window but left us hungry for more as we head into Round 2!

What a weekend that was! Surprises galore and expectations shattered – but as a spectacle we couldn’t have asked for a better opening weekend. We had been wary of England but they ended up being the star performers of the weekend. Wales went missing completely in the first half of their match in Paris, whileContinue reading “Round 1 of the 2019 Six Nations threw the formbook out the window but left us hungry for more as we head into Round 2!”