Is Eddie Jones in the same place as Stuart Lancaster?

We are just over a year out from the Rugby World Cup in Japan. So I asked Debbie Knight to come on the show and discuss is Eddie Jones in the same place as Stuart Lancaster? Support Independent rugby punditry by becoming a DrivingMaul Patreon Debbie and I look back at Stuart Lancaster's record as... Continue Reading →


Gallagher Premiership 2018-2019 Round 8 Predictions

Last week I said that it felt like a 4 way battle to avoid relegation but looking at the table this week it feels like there's 5 teams in that now. Also the sides in 6th and 7th aren't that far away either. This season is turning into a right old battle as I think... Continue Reading →

Is the new English season all it’s cracked up to be?

The RFU, Premiership Rugby and the Rugby Players Association have announced a new structure to the English season. It will start from the 2019-2020 season for 3 years and they talk about player welfare and reducing the amount of club and international overlap. But there are only so many weeks in a year, so can... Continue Reading →

Joe Marler, anxiety and retiring from England Rugby

Joe Marler has retired from playing international rugby for England. This surprised everyone and he followed up with an interview for RugbyPass about why. In there he makes an admission that if you look back at his behaviour he had this tendency to get banned just before international windows. He talks about anxiety leading to... Continue Reading →

Gallagher Premiership 2018-2019 Round 5 Predictions

Last week I said that the table was taking shape, this week I think it's all over the place. Harlequins in 5th and Tigers in 6th have only won 1 game each but there 5 bonus points keeps then ahead of Bears with 2 wins! I blame climate change...... Here is my video with┬ámy Gallagher... Continue Reading →

Aviva Premiership 2017-2018 Round 21 Predictions

There are only 2 rounds to go before the Aviva Premiership playoffs. There are still many things to sort out at the top of the table and it's not mathematically finished at the bottom either! There are a few teams in the middle that might as well be on holiday already though. Here is my... Continue Reading →

Aviva Premiership 2017-2018 Round 12 Predictions

We have just passed the halfway point of the season and so everybody has played each other once. Exeter Chiefs sit 10 points clear at the top and London Irish are similarly 10 points clear at the bottom. In-between tough it's tight with 10 points separating second from ninth and there's still a long way... Continue Reading →

Aviva Premiership 2017-2018 Round 7 Predictions

It's back to the day job after 2 weeks of glamorous European rugby. With the November Internationals coming up it's one of the last chances we'll see full strength squads going at it. Here are my Aviva Premiership Round 7 Predictions: In brief here are my round 7 predictions: Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs... Continue Reading →

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