Behind the Scenes – The Cameraman

In these "Behind the Scenes" series of posts I'm going to shine the light on the people that make it possible for us to watch and enjoy rugby. In this first piece I got to chat with Eiddon Paul who will be one of the cameramen bringing us live coverage of the Rugby World Cup... Continue Reading →

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Weekend Rugby Review – 31 August

We have had another weekend of packed action as we build towards the Rugby World Cup. Here's my round-up of the action. August Internationals Japan 40 - 0 Uruguay Ireland 10 - 16 Wales Scotland 48 - 7 Italy 2 from 3, not many people picked Wales beating Ireland. Japan dominated this one as the score would suggest.... Continue Reading →

Kitted Out – Pool A

Sharing Sunday: A new blogger who’s doing some fun stuff and here he’s looking at the kits of the world cup teams.

The Odd-Shaped Balls

Another World Cup, another batch of kits. Twenty, in fact, from an array of manufacturers. Kit aficionado Jack Fitzgerald is here to give you a low down on this year’s kits.

Pool A

England

England-kits

It’s not often we hear terms such as ‘fabrication’ when it comes to kits. However Canterbury have done just that with what they call their ‘most lightweight kit ever’. Featuring ‘ball-deadening’ grip chevrons on the chest, England’s kit this time around is one for the purists. A quite simplistic look for the hosts, with little details that make a difference such as an ‘3D’ injection molded crest and an embroidered Webb Ellis Cup on the arm representing their 2003 conquest. The change red kit features the same details, but the sleeves are a different shade to the base giving it a slightly fussy look.

Rating: 9/10

Wales

wales

The Welsh Rugby Union were under strict orders about…

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Rugby Thoughts – Super Rugby in Japan

On Monday this week Rich Freeman (@FreemanrugbyJPN) broke the news that Eddie Jones would leave Japanese rugby after the Rugby World Cup. This triggered all kinds of speculation about the feasibility of the Super Rugby side that is scheduled to join the competition next year. Here is a little history of what's been going on and... Continue Reading →

August Internationals 2015 Round 4 Predictions

This is the last round of games before Rugby World Cup squad announcement deadline. The last chances for coaches to get confused about their selections. Anyway here are my predictions for these games. First here is a link to my review of the last round of games. Japan v Uruguay Japan won by 22 points last week,... Continue Reading →

The Twitter World Cup

During the Rugby World Cup there will be several battles going on in addition to the one on the pitch. There will be the fans singing in the stands and banter in the bars before and afterwards. The media and various sponsors will be fighting for people's attention both through traditional media and online. Even the teams... Continue Reading →

7s Explained an Interview With William Los’e

With the 7s introduction to the 2016 Olympics it has grabbed a greater profile. This has led to speculation from various rugby pundits about which players from the 15s world might cross over for the opportunity to win a gold medal. I have heard comments from several 7s experts questioning what these pundits know. So I... Continue Reading →

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