LV= Cup 2014-2015 Semifinal Review

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 →

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6 Nations 2015 Round 4 Predictions

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 →

Pity the Fool

Sharing Sunday: Good piece on the situation that London Welsh find themselves in. Also interesting how they could be king makers.

Double Dummy Scissors

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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Rugby Thoughts – NRC, LV=Cup and concussion again!

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 →

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