A week in the life of a rugby player

If you're anything like me you've never been a professional rugby player or sports person. I wouldn't even describe myself as an amateur sports person. I'm a guy that has a "9-5" office job that might go for the occasional run and plays a little social touch. So when I'm watching a player talking they... Continue Reading →

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Professional Rugby In The Pacific Islands

The Drua have had a fantastic season in the NRC so far. They topped the table at the end of the regular season and will have home advantage as far as they get in the finals. That has raised the question if they should be added to with other teams from the Pacific Islands. I... Continue Reading →


Beauden Barrett vs Johnny Sexton: Who’s the Best?

Yes the Springboks did beat the All Blacks in New Zealand but let’s be honest the game that everybody had circled from the beginning of the year was Ireland v New Zealand. It’s only a couple of weeks away now and so there’s a couple of key battles we should look at. First off we’ll... Continue Reading →

Super Rugby experience not required, apply within

Welcome to the twenty-second DrivingMaul – The All Blacks Edition, a show where Ashwin and I talked All Blacks again. This week we talk about the All Blacks squads for the end of year tour from a unique perspective. Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud or your favourite podcasting app: https://soundcloud.com/drivingmaul/the-all-blacks-edition-ep22-super-rugby-experience-not-required-apply-within If you would like to see... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2018-2019 Round 2 Predictions

This is a funny old competition, not only do we not always know how seriously clubs will take it but the schedule is different for one of the 4 groups to all the rest! Still I've got to have a go at picking the games. Here is my video with my European Rugby Challenge Cup Round... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Champions Cup 2018-2019 Round 2 Predictions

We had upsets, impressive performances and even a draw in round 1 of the European Rugby Champions Cup, will round 2 live up to that? Here is my video with my European Rugby Champions Cup Round 2 Predictions: https://youtu.be/1N1u-EfJdhI In brief here are my European Rugby Champions Cup Round 2 Predictions: Leicester Tigers v Scarlets Scarlets... Continue Reading →

Currie Cup 2018 Semi Final Predictions

We are into the finals! Will we see an upset in the most predictable of competitions or are we destined for a Western Province v Sharks final? Here is my video with my Currie Cup Semi Final Predictions: https://youtu.be/9EbIxRRla0c In brief here are my Currie Cup Semi Final Predictions: Sharks v Lions Sharks by 16 Western Province... Continue Reading →

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