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!”

It’s back and promises to be even bigger than the last three years combined – the 2019 Six Nations!

One of the great rugby highlights of the year gets underway on Friday. Last year’s Six Nations was an absolute thriller and this year looks set to be even more of a roller coaster. With less than nine months to go before the World Cup, this year’s Six Nations will tell us much about whatContinue reading “It’s back and promises to be even bigger than the last three years combined – the 2019 Six Nations!”

While it would be hard to top last Saturday’s action there is still one last weekend of Test Rugby this November that gives us plenty to look forward to!

Like we say the remarkable Test match in Dublin last weekend lived up to its billing and then some! While this weekend’s final round of the November Test window may not quite have the aura of that memorable occasion there is still much to capture our interest this coming Saturday. Scotland once again kick offContinue reading “While it would be hard to top last Saturday’s action there is still one last weekend of Test Rugby this November that gives us plenty to look forward to!”

An absolutely brilliant weekend of Test Rugby leaves us with plenty to mull over!

It’s not often that four Test matches over a November weekend live up to their billing. However, this weekend produced two titanic struggles and two matches, which although not the prettiest to watch at times, still provided some extraordinary moments. Our two highlights of the weekend were without a doubt the Twickenham and Paris thrillers.Continue reading “An absolutely brilliant weekend of Test Rugby leaves us with plenty to mull over!”

The first round of the official Test window for November, sees one of the most anticipated matches since the last World Cup feature amidst a buffet of thrilling offerings!

So now it’s official as we head into the November Test window proper, despite last weekend’s headline encounter between England and South Africa. What was once the most anticipated contest since the last World Cup, that between England and New Zealand, now has to play second fiddle to the clash between Ireland and the AllContinue reading “The first round of the official Test window for November, sees one of the most anticipated matches since the last World Cup feature amidst a buffet of thrilling offerings!”

The Lineout’s five pointer from the opening weekend of the November Internationals

Yes we know it’s not the “official” window until this Saturday, but there is no denying that this weekend, and the England/South Africa match in particular, gave us plenty to think about as we chewed over our Sunday post action brunch this morning, as well as a few heated debates. So much so we feltContinue reading “The Lineout’s five pointer from the opening weekend of the November Internationals”

It’s that Wonderful time of the year – the November Internationals and we kick off with three fascinating encounters!

Yes that’s right it’s one of our favourite times of the year, even if all the leaves are falling off the trees and reminding us that summer is but a distant memory. The November Internationals where North meets South once a year kicks off this weekend, and even though we are technically outside the “officialContinue reading “It’s that Wonderful time of the year – the November Internationals and we kick off with three fascinating encounters!”

The Lineout’s Annual Report Cards for 2018 – Part 5 – Wales

With the Northern Hemisphere season now done and dusted till September, we hand out our┬áverdict on the Six Nations Competitors and what we feel they got out of their year on a score out of ten. We’ll be the first to admit it’s completely subjective based on what we saw and where in our humbleContinue reading “The Lineout’s Annual Report Cards for 2018 – Part 5 – Wales”