European Rugby Challenge Cup 2014-2015 Round 6 Predictions

We are down to the last round and some interesting games coming up to decide who makes the quarterfinals. Here are my predictions for the sixth round. First here is a link to my review of action from round 5. How did the predictions go? 9 out of 10 was a good return and so... Continue Reading →

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European Rugby Champions Cup 2014-2015 Round 5 Review

Some very enjoyable and tense rugby over the weekend and some of the groups are going down to the wire next weekend. Here is my review of the round 5 action. So how did the predictions go? First up here is a link to my predictions. 8 out of 10, is a decent result, it's just... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2014-2015 Round 5 Review

A weekend of fairly predictable results but some groups are still going down to the wire next weekend. Here's my review of this weekend's action. How did the predictions go? First up here is a link to my predictions. 9 our of 10, is a good return with just Dragons result over Falcons eluding my... Continue Reading →

Ten Transfers that has the Rugby World talking

Sharing Sunday: An fun piece looking at some of the potential/finalised moves coming up next season. Which big moves are you talking about?

Eggchasersguidetothegalaxy

Normally, I am not one for divulging in transfer rumours, speculation and paper talk, I properly have more interest in watching paint dry but this year it is different, I find myself meticulously thinking and researching this speculation to find if there is truth to the matter. The reason I am normally so against it, is because I have seen what it does to other sports like Football and Formula 1, it is hard to avoid it as everyone wants to know which players are coming and going first. Plus it gives fans something to talk about in the ‘bar’, being linked with world class players increases your belief in the team and the coaching set up, no one can or will ever say that they wouldn’t want the best players in the world playing for their team. But I believe it is ruining football especially.

Here is ten players…

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Rugby Thoughts – Coaches, Marketing and Silly Season

This week I talk about the number of coaches, a fun marketing ploy and touch on the transfers. Coaches I saw this tweet from South African Rugby @bokrugby: #Springboks breakdown specialist coach Richie Gray at @Blitzboks training today #hardworkpays @absa @flysaa This is the first time that I have heard of a breakdown coach. It's only... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Champions Cup 2014-2015 Round 5 Predictions

The premier European rugby competition is back. Two more weekends of top class club rugby just before the top european players head off to the 6 nations. Here are my predictions for round 5 of the European Rugby Champions Cup. If you want a reminder of how things sit here is my review of things... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2014-2015 Round 5 Predictions

We are back to European rugby as an appetiser for the 6 Nations. The important christmas block of games is behind us and it's cup rugby time. Here are my predictions for round 5 of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. If you want to remind yourself where we are here is a link to my... Continue Reading →

Aviva Premiership 2014-2015 Round 13 Review

A weekend of upsets in premiership rugby, here is my review of round 13 and the x-mass block as a whole. How did your predictions go? First a link to my round 13 predictions. 2 out of 6, what a disaster from a predictions point of view. There were three big upsets with nobody expecting a clean... Continue Reading →

10 Youngsters To Look Out For In 2015

Sharing Sunday: An interesting piece looking at 1 youngster from each of the top 10 countries that could make an impact this year. Who do you think will make an impact?

A Northerner's Perspective

2015 is a big year for rugby, no less because the eighth World Cup will be held on home soil. This means that it’s the time of year where I take a punt and predict some young players who could shine in their respective countries over the next twelve months.

All countries are in the Top 10 of the World Rugby rankings.

Facundo Isa (Argentina)

A 21-year-old who has featured for every Argentine age-group and was on Toulon’s books for a while, Isa turned heads after playing out of his skin in his third cap, an 18-13 victory over France. An extremely physical flanker, Isa is superb at the breakdown prompting Will Greenwood to tweet this:

Sean McMahon (Australia)

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