Tag : Rugby union

Six Nations Opening Weekend

7 months ago / 0 comments

The first round of the Six Nations saw some surprising score lines as well as some of the usual suspects Italy vs England (15-46)  England looked very comfortable against Italy, which most people expected. Anthony Watson was Man of the Match, scoring two tries, but the biggest performance for England … Read More

Debate: Should the Six Nations have relegation?

2 years ago / 0 comments

YES  The Super Bowl shows the interest and spectacle that can be generated by play-off matches, and the Six Nations would be fools to miss out on this. In their first ever Six Nations, Italy had a points difference of -122. Last year, their points difference was -145, and they … Read More

Tense win keeps England on track in Six Nations

2 years ago / 0 comments

England vs Wales. The rose vs the daffodil. Episode 130 of a rugby boxset offering all the tension, twists and trauma of a Netflix creation. Coming into the game, the two sides were arguably further apart than they have been for a decade. England, with their new coach and new … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: A rocky start for England – Six Nations Round-Up and Week 2 Preview

2 years ago / 0 comments

Six Nations Week 1 Roundup The 2017 Six Nations tournament started off with a bang this past weekend. Scotland started proceedings with a surprising upset against one of the tournament favourites, Ireland. The Scots started off strong, scoring three tries in the first half, two from MOTM Stuart Hogg. Ireland … Read More

Six Nations Preview – Dylan needs discipline for England

2 years ago / 0 comments

Scotland vs Ireland Scotland are coming off of a good Autumn series and their club sides have also been performing well, with Glasgow and Edinburgh both through to the knock out stages of the European Champions and Challenge Cups respectively. Although they have the home advantage, most will still consider … Read More

Twenty-ninth time lucky for Ireland

2 years ago / 0 comments

This past weekend marked the start of the autumn internationals where the Southern Hemisphere teams travel to the North in a battle to see whose brand of rugby is superior. The rugby powerhouses of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Argentina will all be in action against the Six Nations … Read More

6 Nations reaches pivotal week

3 years ago / 0 comments

 What we have learnt and what we can expect. Recent history tells us that the year after a World Cup greets a Six Nations Grand Slam winner; France in 2004 and Wales in 2008 and 2012. If the pattern is to repeat itself, it is France or England that will … Read More

The Inspirational Life of Nigel Owens

3 years ago / 0 comments

Nigel Owens is a fantastic referee. As every ardent rugby fan will surely agree, one cannot help but release an audible sigh of relief when finding that their highly-anticipated ‘big game’ is in fact going to be refereed by the Welsh wonder and not some less pleasing aficionado (*cough* Wayne … Read More

Poor Weather Dampens Sunny Season

3 years ago / 0 comments

It has been a positive season for men’s Rugby Union, with something on offer for each of the four teams at this late stage in the season. The wet weather of late has led to cancellations and a busy schedule in February and March, which contains some season-defining games for … Read More

Opening Six Nations weekend closely contested

3 years ago / 0 comments

THE start of February usually means one thing for rugby lovers: the start of the Six Nations. As ever, the stadiums were packed, the crowds were in great voice, the anthems were rousing and the rugby was, as ever, thrilling. The first game of the weekend saw France entertain Italy at … Read More