The Rugby Championship 2016 Preview

The top 4 teams from the Rugby World Cup will go head to head once again. With teams in transition and Argentina's first seasons with a Super Rugby team backing it up there's plenty of intrigue. Last year was a shortened version due to the Rugby World Cup and with Australia's victory over the All Blacks... Continue Reading →

Rugby Thoughts – Is rucking so last year?

Last weekend I noticed that the Stormers had 100 rucks to the Chiefs 60 and it triggered something that I'd been thinking about for a while. Are the top New Zealand teams avoiding rucks and can we see that in the stats? For years now we have heard commentators talking about using the offload to... Continue Reading →

Rugby Thoughts – England’s Training Squad

Eddie Jones has picked his pre-season training squad and we can expect that these players will make up the majority of the final EPS (Elite Player Squad) when it's selected later in the year. I'll have a look at the ins and outs from the squad that toured Australia. After a 3-0 winning series in Australia... Continue Reading →

Weekend Rugby Review – 1 August

ProRugby came to an exciting conclusion and Super Rugby decided it's finalists. Here's my round-up of the weekend's action. Super Rugby Hurricanes 25 - 9 Chiefs Lions 42 - 30 Highlanders 1 from 2, the Lions proved that they are ready for playoff rugby. The highlights will be all about Barrett's 2 breaks for tries but this... Continue Reading →

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