Let’s Talk Player Welfare

Player welfare has been a key topic this week with Dr Willie Stewart of World Rugby's Independent Concussion Advisory Group saying that the protocols are not fit for purpose. Also Paul Thorburn came out and said "World Rugby has created a monster". Here are my thoughts on Player Welfare from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier. https://youtu.be/jg51a_uFz80 Support DrivingMaul As... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk TV Gimmicks

With TV viewing numbers dropping for Super Rugby the TV companies are trying ever more things to give the viewers what they want. Last weekend Sky TV in New Zealand went too far with their halftime interview. Here are my thoughts on TV Gimmicks from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier. https://youtu.be/GHriAF4WOH0 Support DrivingMaul As Patron @EsseHunter said on... Continue Reading →

Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Round 21 Predictions

We are at the pointy end of the season where some teams still have everything to fight for and others could as well be on their summer holidays already. Here are my Aviva Premiership Round 21 Predictions from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier. https://youtu.be/0UCvYMYreMM In brief here are my round 21 predictions: Harlequins v Wasps Harlequins by 3 Newcastle Falcons... Continue Reading →

Super Rugby 2017 Round 10 Predictions

There are some classic clashes this weekend in Super Rugby such as the Reds hosting the Waratahs. Whilst that might not be finals impacting as it was in days gone past there are plenty of those as well with the Sharks traveling to Argentina to face the Jaguares for example. Here are my Super Rugby... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk Lions Squad

Warren Gatland has announced his 41 man Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer. I give you my view on the squad looking at the composition and talking about some of the reasons behind why he's made the selections he has. Here are my thoughts on the Lions Squad from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier.... Continue Reading →

European Rugby Champions and Challenge Cup 2016-2017 Semi Final Predictions

We are at the stage where legends are made and seasons are defined. It's time for the semi finals of the European competitions! Here are my European Rugby Champions & Challenge Cup Semi Final Predictions from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier. https://youtu.be/jDc9cmjlSMQ In brief here are my predictions: Champions Cup Munster v Saracens - Saracens by 3 Clermont... Continue Reading →

The Rugby Discussion – Sexual Equality

A couple of weeks ago I recorded posted a titled Let's Talk Media Hypocrisy and Kaitlin McCabe mentioned it must be about sexual equality. It wasn't but inclusivity and equality are important topics and so we setup a live chat to go over her experiences. Here is my discussion with Kaitlin McCabe on Sexual Equality in rugby journalism from... Continue Reading →

Super Rugby 2017 Round 9 Predictions

We have passed the halfway point in the season and with the Lions announcement this week it's clear we are into the run in to the International window already. Getting a good table placing before the window is important to keep your season alive but juggling the tired bodies is going to be a challenge.... Continue Reading →

The Rugby Discussion – Wheelchair Inclusivity

The rugby world has been talking a lot about inclusivity for example we've had players wearing coloured laces to promote the topic. I wanted to see if it was all talk or if rugby is also walking the walk by talking with two rugby fans and journalists who happen to be in wheelchairs. Here is my discussion... Continue Reading →

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