Then there were two, here is how we got to the teams that will contest the final of the LV= Cup possibly the last one ever. How did your predictions go? First here is a link to my predictions. 0 out of 2, total disaster. Well maybe I should keep things in perspective, this is the... Continue Reading →
Last round we had "the deciding" game but now we have it again in Cardiff. This weekend promises some good rugby and the chance of an upset or two. Here are my predictions for round 4 of the 6 Nations. First here is a link to my review of the round 3 action. How did... Continue Reading →
The first piece of silverware draws closer, it's also the least prestigious and all the semifinalists are in the hunt for other honours. So here are my predictions. First here is a link to my review of the final round of group matches to remind yourself a little on how we got here. How did... Continue Reading →
And then there were two. We are down to two unbeaten sides, can they keep it going? Here are my predictions for round 5 of the Super Rugby. First here is a link to my review of the round 4 action. How did the predictions go last week? 3 from 6, even with a couple... Continue Reading →
The run in has started and with the cup competitions coming to the knockout stages the season is going to become very disjointed as we jump between competitions. Here is my review of round 17. How did the predictions go? First here is a link to my predictions. 3 out of 6, so not very... Continue Reading →
A couple of big upsets this weekend to spice things up, here is my review of Super Rugby 2015 round 4. How did the predictions go? First up here is a link to my predictions. 3 from 6, there were a couple of big upsets but even so I'm not happy this week. Chiefs 17... Continue Reading →
Sharing Sunday: Good piece on the situation that London Welsh find themselves in. Also interesting how they could be king makers.
London Welsh’s plight in the Aviva Premiership is well documented. They are adrift at the bottom of the league; they possess one point, earned from scoring four tries whilst Bath scored seven. They’ve been beaten up in all sorts of different ways and, in a ritual humiliation not known since cousin Henry told you what happened to him at boarding school, they have to do it all over again the following weekend.
The reasons for this are also well compiled. Whichever way you look at it, and there are far more learned men on both sides of the fence than I, it is a very sad situation. In essence; their promotion came too late to recruit; their RFU funding (£2 million less than those on top of the pile) is too little for them to hire the amount of players needed to compete in one of the world’s most attritional…
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In my rugby thoughts this week I'm brain dumping on 6 Nations kicking table again, concussion again, analysis again, LV=Cup again and the NRC for the first time! 6 Nations kicking and tackling table Similar to last time we looked at the kicking table is a good predictor to actual positions in the 6 nations... Continue Reading →
With about a quarter of the season left it has been announced that we are into the run in. So it is officially the serious part of the season and here are my round 17 predictions. First here is a link to my round 16 review. How did the predictions go? 6 form 6, so great.... Continue Reading →