We are nearly at the end of the seasons, there are only 4 teams left. Who will make it through to the final? Here are my predictions. First here is a link to my round-up of last weekend's action. How did you round 22 predictions go? 5 from 6, Bath finishing on a high was... Continue Reading →
We are nearly at the end of one of the most exciting and competitive Pro12 seasons ever. Who do you see making the final? Here are my predictions. First here is a link to my round-up of last weekend’s action. How did your round 22 predictions go? 4 from 6, not the best ending to the regular... Continue Reading →
We are over halfway through the regular season and we have about 11 of the 18 teams fighting it out for a playoff spot. For the other 7 teams it's there's only pride and a new contract to fight for. Here are my round 13 predictions. First here is a link to my round-up of last weekend's... Continue Reading →
Unfortunately the rain put a damper on the European finals but they were still intriguing if not free-flowing. We also saw Super Rugby, ProRugby and the World 7s Series. Here is my round-up of all the action. European Rugby Champions Cup Racing Metro 92 9 - 21 Saracens 1 from 1, a clean sweep! Well... Continue Reading →
The biggest game in European domestic rugby is upon us. Here is my prediction. First here is a link to my round-up of the action next weekend. How did your semifinal predictions go? 1 from 2, I went with both the home sides. Here is my 30 second One Line Prediction for the full reasoning... Continue Reading →
So here we are after the group stages and knock-out rounds we have reached the final. Here is my prediction. First here is a link to my round-up of action from last weekend. How did your semi-final predictions go? 2 from 2, it's great to get them all right. Here is my 30 second One Line... Continue Reading →
The conferences are taking shape and whilst the playoffs feel a long way away there are only 6 rounds left. Here are my round 12 predictions. First here is a link to my round-up of last weekend's action. How did your round 11 predictions go? 4 from 7, I picked the 50-50 but missed the... Continue Reading →
We had another exciting round of rugby action as the Aviva Premiership and Pro12 finished their regular season. Super Rugby, Top 14 and ProRugby all continued to entertain us as well. Here is my round-up of all the action. Aviva Premiership Bath 38 - 27 Leicester Tigers Gloucester Rugby 20 - 28 Northampton Saints Harlequins 24 - 62 Exeter... Continue Reading →
Sharing Sunday: A good look at the player welfare issues that have come to the forefront recently and need to do so.
Following Mark Palmer’s hard hitting article in ‘The Sunday Times’ about Rory Lamont’s (ex-Scotland winger cum fullback) life after rugby, I thought I’d weigh in on how the sport based on teamwork and respect seems to over look these, the very principles on which the game has been built.
To start with the positives, Rugby can be a very positive sport for many people. Rugby can really help to give guidance and focus to those who play, with a clear goal and a team to work for. Player’s address the referees (generally) with respect, are punished (sometimes questionably) for cynical actions; whether physical, verbal or just not sporting. Their livelihood relies on teamwork and they create strong bonds with the people around the club, including the fans.
Rugby provides a place to release frustrations in a safe and controlled manner, making an ideal hobby for many…
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