We had two very good games for the Super Rugby semifinals and another warmup match for the RWC. Here is my review of the weekends action. Super Rugby Hurricanes 29 - 9 Brumbies Waratahs 17 - 35 Highlanders 1 from 2, I went for two home wins and was again made to look a fool.... Continue Reading →
Sharing Sunday: Pre-season has already started for many teams. It looks like the fans are getting warmed up too. I would caution too much Irish optimism and tell them to look at Gloucester's season. There are quality additions but they will need time to gel.
This has been a breakthrough season for the Melbourne Rebels. The young franchise racked up a number of firsts including giving me my first Super Rugby interview. Here are my thoughts after Assistant Coach Zane Hilton very graciously gave up some of his time to have a chat with me. I approached the Rebels for an... Continue Reading →
Can the semi finals live up to last weekend's games? We can only hope so and here are my predictions of the results. First here's a link to my review of the playoffs. How did your predictions of the playoffs go? 1 from 2, I went for the home teams. Hurricanes v Brumbies The home teams... Continue Reading →
What a weekend of rugby both in the Junior Rugby World Championship finals and the Super Rugby playoffs. Here is my review of all that action. Junior Rugby World Championships Argentina 38 - 21 Japan Ireland 17 - 9 Scotland Wales 23 - 28 Australia Italy 20 - 19 Samoa France 18 - 31 South Africa New Zealand 21 -... Continue Reading →
Sharing Sunday: A reminder that we need to make sure rugby continues to be played in schools. It is very sad about Rowan but the family know how much good rugby does.
It feels like the tournament has only just started and the finals are upon us! Here are my predictions. First here is a link to my review of the semi finals. How did the semi final predictions go? 3 from 6, got the obvious ones and didn't get the upsets basically. Argentina U20 v Japan... Continue Reading →
Finally we arrive at the pointy end of the season with only 6 teams left. We lose another 2 this weekend and here are my predictions. First here is a link to my review of the round 18 action. How did your round 18 predictions go? 3 from 7, a total disaster that was not... Continue Reading →
A fascinating round of games and this tournament is improving as we head to the finals. Here's my review of the semi final action. 3 from 6, some teams really stood up and others just made too many mistakes. Argentina 46 - 5 Italy Australia 31 - 21 Scotland New Zealand 45 - 7 France... Continue Reading →
Another big weekend of rugby and we now know the Super Rugby playoff games. Here is my review of the action. Super Rugby Blues 7 - 44 Highlanders Rebels 11 - 13 Force Brumbies 24 - 37 Crusaders Chiefs 13 - 21 Hurricanes Waratahs 31 - 5 Reds Bulls 29 - 42 Cheetahs Sharks 34 - 12 Stormers... Continue Reading →