England take the Six Nations and Grand Slam in a tournament that rarely caught the imagination but gave us lots to think about for the future!

After the nightmare of the World Cup England emerged triumphant in a Six Nations that rarely caught the imagination.  Even though all the sides were undergoing transformations of some sort since the events of last September/October, it would appear that England have made the most progress.  While few of us here were expecting any sideContinue reading “England take the Six Nations and Grand Slam in a tournament that rarely caught the imagination but gave us lots to think about for the future!”

In the final weekend of this year’s Six Nations it is up to France to derail the English Grand Slam Express, as the middle of the table looks wide open!

While it may not have quite the edge of the seat aura that last year’s Championship had, there is no question that this Six Nations has finally got the energy and excitement that were so conspicuously absent in the first three Rounds.  England have quietly but assuredly rebuilt themselves from the ruins of the WorldContinue reading “In the final weekend of this year’s Six Nations it is up to France to derail the English Grand Slam Express, as the middle of the table looks wide open!”

In Round 4 the Six Nations finally sparks into life with dramatic wins by Ireland, England and Scotland!

Yes, it’s back!  The Six Nations after one of the most uninspiring initial three rounds many of us can remember for a long time suddenly found a new lease of life this past weekend and provided us with three highly entertaining matches.  It wasn’t always pretty especially if you were Italian, Welsh or French butContinue reading “In Round 4 the Six Nations finally sparks into life with dramatic wins by Ireland, England and Scotland!”

Round 4 of the Six Nations sees England heading for a Grand Slam as Wales look to spoil their party, while everyone else struggles to keep up!

Round 4 of the Six Nations sees England look to consolidate their position at the top of the table and edge closer to not only the title but also a Grand Slam.  Wales, as they have been all tournament, look to be the side most likely to derail the English steamroller as the two meetContinue reading “Round 4 of the Six Nations sees England heading for a Grand Slam as Wales look to spoil their party, while everyone else struggles to keep up!”

Round 3 of the Six Nations Sees England Set the Pace for the Title as Wales Snaps at Their Heels!

Round 3 of this year’s Six Nations saw England assert their authority in their race to lift the trophy this month while Wales made it clear that they have every intention of being the team to upset England’s party at Twickenham in Round 4.  Ireland and Scotland meanwhile provided plenty of entertainment, particularly in theContinue reading “Round 3 of the Six Nations Sees England Set the Pace for the Title as Wales Snaps at Their Heels!”

Round 3 of the Six Nations sees the jockeying for position really begin with England and Wales looking to lay claim to being the main title contenders!

In this weekend’s third round of the Six Nations, England and Wales seek to consolidate their position as the two contenders for top honors in this year’s competition.  Meanwhile France get their first proper test of the tournament and we get to see how much the massive underdog label suits Ireland at Twickenham.  Lastly theContinue reading “Round 3 of the Six Nations sees the jockeying for position really begin with England and Wales looking to lay claim to being the main title contenders!”

England and Wales emerge as the sides to beat in this year’s Six Nations, as France starts to settle but Scotland, Ireland and Italy still have more questions than answers!

The second round of this year’s Six Nations took place this past weekend and somehow didn’t quite catch the imagination as much as perhaps we might have hoped and if anything seemed slightly predictable.  France squeaked a win in the rain against Ireland which saw Ireland rack up a significant injury list while France continuedContinue reading “England and Wales emerge as the sides to beat in this year’s Six Nations, as France starts to settle but Scotland, Ireland and Italy still have more questions than answers!”

As teams head into the second round of this year’s Six Nations, the question is who will become the main title contenders – a new look England or France or raging Celtic Tigers Wales and Ireland?

After an intriguing opening weekend of Six Nations Rugby we should start to get an idea of where the six competitors really stand as the second round of the tournament gets underway this Saturday.  After being written off by many post the World Cup, Ireland surprised everyone including perhaps themselves by playing their part inContinue reading “As teams head into the second round of this year’s Six Nations, the question is who will become the main title contenders – a new look England or France or raging Celtic Tigers Wales and Ireland?”

The opening weekend of the Six Nations offers plenty of surprises and excitement as Italy, Wales and Ireland keep us all on the edge of our seats!

The opening weekend of the Six Nations rewrote all the predictions we had going into the tournament and provided us with plenty of excitement and more than a few surprises.  I for one feel I owe Italy and their Coach Jacques Brunel a serious apology as for all intents and purposes we had already consignedContinue reading “The opening weekend of the Six Nations offers plenty of surprises and excitement as Italy, Wales and Ireland keep us all on the edge of our seats!”

Change is the order of business as the Six Nations prepares to kick off this weekend!

Although the debates have raged North and South of the Equator as to which Hemisphere plays a better brand of rugby, there can be no denying that as one of the oldest and most prestigious rugby tournaments in the world, the Six Nations, kicks off this weekend the excitement is palpable.  If last year’s epicContinue reading “Change is the order of business as the Six Nations prepares to kick off this weekend!”