European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018 Semi Final Predictions

What was a lottery competition has turned all serious even if some teams have conflicting domestic priorities. Here are my European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018 Semi Final Predictions: https://youtu.be/gdNMnlwW_W4 In brief here are my European Rugby Challenge Cup Quarter Final predictions: Gloucester Rugby v Newcastle Falcons Gloucester Rugby by 3 Cardiff Blues v Pau Cardiff... Continue Reading →

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European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018 Quarter Final Predictions

Now that we are at the pointy end the European Rugby Challenge Cup should hopefully stop being the lottery cup. This is because all the teams will take it more seriously from here on in. Here are my European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018 Quarter Final Predictions: https://youtu.be/YI0lkcVVaqY In brief here are my European Rugby Challenge... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018 Round 6 Predictions

It's the last round of the lottery league and for teams that are already out of it there is only a little more pain before it's all over. Now is when some sides will take things seriously that qualification might be in reach. Others maybe trying to avoid qualification and the extra games that brings.... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018 Round 5 Predictions

The domestic leagues take a rest whilst the European competitions get squeezed in before the 6 Nations takes all our attention. The Challenge Cup is going to be a bit of a lottery as some teams totally throw the towel in and other still push for qualification. Here are my European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018 Round 3 Predictions

We are kicking off the double header rounds where most teams will play each other home and away. The Russian sides and their cold winter have messed things around a little bit however so it's not as clean a schedule as normal. Here are my European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018 Round 3 Predictions: https://youtu.be/OIyypjYvse0 In... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018 Round 2 Predictions

It might only be round 2 of this competition but it's already do or die for some sides. With only 6 rounds to qualify, losing the opening 2 can be fatal to your chances. Again though domestic priorities might mean teams are happy to see themselves slipping out of this competition at the earliest opportunity.... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018 Round 1 Predictions

The lottery cup is about to start! OK that's perhaps a little harsh on the European Rugby Challenge Cup but from a picking point of view it can feel like that sometimes. The thing you need to understand is that teams won't always take this competition that seriously. Domestic action can take a priority especially... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2017-2018 Preview

The lesser of the two European competitions kicks off this week. It's always a difficult one to get excited about. First it's the teams from the bottom halves of the leagues but more importantly not all teams take it seriously. This means fans aren't watching first choice sides and sometimes won't recognise some of their... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk – How Will The Pro12 Impact South African Domestic Rugby?

The BBC have reported that two of South Africa's Super Rugby teams will be joining the Pro12 as soon as the year. This is something that's been rumoured for a while and everybody only seems to be asking how that will affect the Pro12 and European Rugby Champions & Challenge Cups. However if this goes... Continue Reading →

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