Aviva Premiership 2015-2016 Semi Finals Predictions

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 →

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Pro12 2015-2016 Semi Finals Predictions

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 →

European Rugby Champions Cup 2015-2016 Final Prediction

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 →

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2015-2016 Final Prediction

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 →

Weekend Rugby Review – 9 May

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: Rugby and Mental Health-Are we overlooking some basic principles in Rugby?

Sharing Sunday: A good look at the player welfare issues that have come to the forefront recently and need to do so.

Rugby Scribbles

Scotland v France - RBS 6 NationsLamont in action for Scotland

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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