In these "Behind the Scenes" series of posts I'm going to shine the light on the people that make it possible for us to watch and enjoy rugby. In this first piece I got to chat with Eiddon Paul who will be one of the cameramen bringing us live coverage of the Rugby World Cup... Continue Reading →
We have had another weekend of packed action as we build towards the Rugby World Cup. Here's my round-up of the action. August Internationals Japan 40 - 0 Uruguay Ireland 10 - 16 Wales Scotland 48 - 7 Italy 2 from 3, not many people picked Wales beating Ireland. Japan dominated this one as the score would suggest.... Continue Reading →
Sharing Sunday: A new blogger who’s doing some fun stuff and here he’s looking at the kits of the world cup teams.
On Monday this week Rich Freeman (@FreemanrugbyJPN) broke the news that Eddie Jones would leave Japanese rugby after the Rugby World Cup. This triggered all kinds of speculation about the feasibility of the Super Rugby side that is scheduled to join the competition next year. Here is a little history of what's been going on and... Continue Reading →
This is the last round of games before Rugby World Cup squad announcement deadline. The last chances for coaches to get confused about their selections. Anyway here are my predictions for these games. First here is a link to my review of the last round of games. Japan v Uruguay Japan won by 22 points last week,... Continue Reading →
The Rugby World Cup is getting closer but are some teams getting more questions than answers? Here's my review of the weekends action. August Internationals Japan 30 - 8 Uruguay Italy 12 - 16 Scotland France 25 - 20 England Canada 23 - 41 USA 2 from 4, this really is a bad sign for... Continue Reading →
Sharing Sunday: I've been trying Periscope but I don't have the fun and games Jonny May got. Down periscope.
During the Rugby World Cup there will be several battles going on in addition to the one on the pitch. There will be the fans singing in the stands and banter in the bars before and afterwards. The media and various sponsors will be fighting for people's attention both through traditional media and online. Even the teams... Continue Reading →
With the 7s introduction to the 2016 Olympics it has grabbed a greater profile. This has led to speculation from various rugby pundits about which players from the 15s world might cross over for the opportunity to win a gold medal. I have heard comments from several 7s experts questioning what these pundits know. So I... Continue Reading →
The Rugby World Cup warm up games keep on coming, as the Rugby Championship sides bow out we have some interesting tier 2 games coming up. Here are my predictions. First here is a link to my review of last weekend's games. How did your predictions go last weekend? 4 from 4, it was good... Continue Reading →