ASB Awards – All Blacks Edition EP29

Welcome to the twenty-ninth DrivingMaul – The All Blacks Edition, a show where Steven and I talked All Blacks again. This week we talk the season in numbers, ASB awards and of cause All Blacks 7s and Black Ferns 7s. Listen to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud or your favourite podcasting app: If you would like to see... Continue Reading →

#RugbyChat EP16 – Bledisloe Cup

Ashwin joins me on the #RugbyChat this week. We talk about Bledisloe Cup 3, Maori All Blacks, Mitre10 Cup and Rugby Innovations. Below is the video of our chat on YouTube but first here are the 5 Questions that we discussed: Q1 The Wallabies lost to Scotland in June & have now beaten the All Blacks, where... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk – Rugby World Cup Sevens 2017 Format

It wasn't until I was asked on YouTube for my thoughts about the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2017 Format that I realised that anything had changed. The format for the 2013 tournament in Russia for example was the same as we see on the HSBC World Sevens Series and at the Rio Olympics. That format... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk – HSBC Sevens World Series Dates 2017-2018

World Rugby announced the dates for what promises to be a busy International Sevens Season for the men. There will be the HSBC Sevens World Series, the Commonwealth Games and Sevens Rugby World Cup to fit in. We are still waiting to hear what the womens series will look like. Here are my thoughts on... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk Picking Favourites

I was reading an article on MTS saying that the All Blacks 7s were favourites for the World 7s Series next seasons and this got me thinking. Clearly predicting the results of games and tournaments is something that I do a lot, well every week. But how do and should we decide who’s the favourite or most... Continue Reading →

Weekend Rugby Review – 12 December

We had a massive weekend of European action as the Pro12 rolled back the years and picked up some great results. Also the men's World Sevens Series moved on to Cape Town. Here's my round-up of all the action. European Rugby Champions Cup Northampton Saints 10 - 37 Leinster Ulster 39 - 32 Clermont Auvergne Zebre 6 -... Continue Reading →

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