Sharing Sunday: The new-look Super Rugby – rebalancing an already uneven fixture #superrugby

Sharing Sunday: An interesting look at the inequities of the Super Rugby draw. The expansion of the Super Rugby to include teams from Argentina and Japan is fascinating from both a football business perspective and for the importance of the growth of the game. In this post we… Source: The new-look Super Rugby – rebalancing... Continue Reading →

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Aviva Premiership 2015-2016 Round 14 Predictions

The Aviva Premiership continues without rest and teams will be feeling the difference of not having LV=Cup breaks in the season by now. The depth of squads and coaches ability to rotate players will being showing by now. Here are my round 14 predictions. First here is a link to my review of the last... Continue Reading →

Weekend Rugby Review – 22 February

A quiet weekend between 6 Nations rounds? Not with all the domestic rugby action, here's my review of it all. Aviva Premiership Harlequins 25 - 19 Leicester Tigers Saracens 25 - 12 Gloucester Rugby Worcester Warriors 31 - 23 Sale Sharks Bath 18 - 24 Wasps London Irish 15 - 22 Exeter Chiefs Newcastle Falcons 26 - 25 Northampton Saints 4... Continue Reading →

I Hate The Six Nations

Heretic! Well no, what he is really talking about is a rejig of the season and whilst he doesn’t go on to say it, a global calendar. This is something I’ve been planning to write about and I’ll respond in my Rugby Thoughts piece tomorrow.

Cardiff Rugby Life

It’s a bold statement from any Northern Hemisphere rugby fan, and maybe it’s not strictly true, ‘really dislike’ would be a better way of describing my feelings towards the Six Nations. It’s not even the Six Nations as a competition, it’s the time of the year it’s on, right in the middle of the club rugby season. So basically, I really dislike the organisers of the Six Nations, but that’s a boring article title. For two months every February/March, fans of professional club rugby collectively groan as all of our top European internationals are snatched away for the International window and second rate teams, or even third rate teams in the case of some Pro12 sides, are put out to compete the domestic leagues. It massively devalues the competition in the sense of the decreased quality of the players and rugby on show, as well as giving an unfair advantage…

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Aviva Premiership 2015-2016 Round 13 Predictions

With the top 4 going into last weekend losing, the competition for playoff places has really tightened up. Teams across the table will be feeling the pressure to pick up points and a lot will depend on how they deal with than. Here are my round 13 predictions. First here is a link to my... Continue Reading →

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