A record season for the PRO12 in Europe!..

Sharing Sunday: The Scribbler (@RugbyScribbler) asked me on Twitter for my thoughts on the Pro12 in Europe. What he really meant was my views on the Pro12 in the European Rugby Champions Cup. As it’s going to take more than 140 characters I thought I’d share his views with you and add mine on top.... Continue Reading →

Rugby Thoughts – Can we believe?

Simon Barnes wrote a good article in the Spectator blog saying that "This could be the year that sport dies of corruption." Obviously he talks about the issues with FIFA, athletics and tennis. But how alive is rugby looking? I have talked about governance previously in light of the salary cap breaches that were finally... Continue Reading →

Aviva Premiership 2015-2016 Round 10 Predictions

After an exhilarating weekend of European action we are back to domestic matters. We need to keep in mind the emotional toil that Europe took on players and that some will be distracted by the up coming 6 Nations. With all that said here are my round 10 predictions. First here is a reminder of... Continue Reading →

Weekend Rugby Review – 25 January

Wow what a weekend of exciting rugby and it was all up in the air until the last moments. Here is my review of the weekend's action. European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster 56 - 3 US Oyonnax Toulouse 17 - 28 Saracens Bath 14 - 19 Toulon Wasps 51 - 10 Leinster Glasgow Warriors 22 - 5 Racing Metro 92... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Champions Cup 2015-2016 Round 6 Predictions

As we enter the final round of pool games plenty of teams have something to play for but the predicting crystal ball is clouded by those that don't. Here are my round 6  Champions Cup predictions. First here is a link to my review of round 5. How did your round 5 predictions go? 6 from... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Challenge Cup 2015-2016 Round 6 Predictions

We head into the final pool round of games meaning some teams are already trough and out whilst others are fighting to stay in. Some might be avoiding to stay in as well! With all that playing with selection here are my predictions. How did your round 5 predictions go? 7 from 10, an ok... Continue Reading →

Weekend Rugby Review – 18 January

A weekend with plenty of upsets as teams are rotating their squads and have different priorities. Here is my round up of all the action. European Rugby Champions Cup Ospreys 21 - 13 Clermont Auvergne Munster 26 - 13 Stade Francais Bordeaux Begles 34 - 27 Exeter Chiefs Saracens 33 - 17 Ulster US Oyonnax 32 - 14 Toulouse Leinster 25... Continue Reading →

Rugby Thoughts -The Eddie Jones EPS

Finally we know Eddie Jones' thoughts on who are the best English players. I'll have a look at the squad position by position and from some other interesting angles. Do we actually know who Eddie Jones thinks are the best English players or is this just stage one in him getting the squad together that... Continue Reading →

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