The schedule for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour to New Zealand was recently announced. In a change to previous tours the warmup games will be against Super Rugby franchises instead of Provincial teams. We'll give you the views for and against this change. First here is a reminder of the fixtures we are... Continue Reading →
Wow some breath-taking rugby to finish the group stage with, here is my review of all the action. First here is a link to my review of the round 2 action. Pacific Nations Cup USA 19 - 33 Tonga Fiji 27 - 22 Japan Canada 20 - 21 Samoa 3 from 3, a much improved return after all... Continue Reading →
We are down to the last round in the group stages and with no teams on 2 wins there is everything to play for. Here are my predictions for the third round of Pacific Nations Cup games. First up here's a link to my review of the second round action. How did your predictions for round... Continue Reading →
A great weekend of rugby with plenty of skills and upsets, here is my review of all the action. The Rugby Championship South Africa 20 - 27 New Zealand Argentina 9 - 34 Australia 2 from 2, a perfect record so far in this competition. This was the 90th game between South Africa and New Zealand and... Continue Reading →
Sharing Sunday: A good piece looking at the resale of tickets for sporting events. It was a big topic over here in the run up to the Super Rugby final and I’m sure will come up later in the year at the Rugby World Cup.
Ok, ok, I know I’m over a week late to this particular party but there’s a good reason – I’ve been giving it some thought! *gasp*
Ticket scalping was a major source of angst last week when media organisations reported that tickets to the Super Rugby final had sold out in less than a minute. It then took even less time, following that, for people who clearly never had any intention of going to the game to start trying to sell their tickets on Trade Me for ridiculous prices.
There appear to be two schools of thought on this. Scalpers are either scum of the earth who must be stopped at all costs, or entrepreneurs for whom the only laws that should apply are those of supply and demand, and Adam Smith’s invisible hand.
I definitely lean towards the former, it’s just the “at all costs” part where I get…
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After this weekend we will be over half way through this year's tournament. You do have to wonder if anyone really wants to win it as no team has gone on to also win the Rugby World Cup in the same year. Anyway here are my predictions for this weekend. First a link to my review... Continue Reading →
In this "blink and you miss it" tournament we are reaching the half way point! We have had some good close matches so far and here are my predictions for this round. First here is a link to my review of the round 1 action. How did your round 1 predictions go? 3 from 3,... Continue Reading →
A packed weekend of international action as The Rugby Championship and Pacific Nations Cup kicked off, here is my review of the action. The Rugby Championship New Zealand 39 - 18 Argentina Australia 24 - 20 South Africa 2 from 2, a great start to my predicting and if you would like to join in have a look... Continue Reading →
One of the most interesting international tournaments in this World Cup year, a bunch of sides on the fringe that could cause an upset to the established order. They also don't get much coverage so here is a good chance to get a look at them and here are my round 1 predictions. First here... Continue Reading →