Aviva Premiership Review: Rd 16

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Saints March On! It all started badly for my forecasts on Friday night and looked pretty sick at the halfway point in Saturday’s games. But fortune smiled on me and come the final whistle on Sunday I had managed to get 5 out of 6 predictions correct. On Friday at the Rec I had Bath […]

Aviva Premiership Review: Rd 15

Saracens celebrate a try

TV Times Starting on Friday morning you could watch a feast of rugby from the Super 15, Top 14, Premiership, Internationals and women’s rugby internationals. This continued until late on Sunday and with some judicious recording you were able to avoid other attractive distractions (like re-roofing the shed) and stay perched on the sofa for […]

Some Weekend! 6 Nations review

England v Ireland

In my predictions I said that all three games would be close and could go either way. I was wrong on that count – but only on Friday night at the Millennium, where Wales turned up and France didn’t. Wales were never in trouble against a French side who arrived on the back of two […]

Six Nations Predictions: Rd 3

2014 Six Nations Captains

To be honest the three International games this weekend are very hard to call. France are at the Millenium on Friday night where they will take on Wales who have left the prickly Mike Phillips on the bench. Expect a thunderous impact in the centre where George North will take on the equally big Mathieu Bastareaud […]

Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 15

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Friday Night Light This week the clubs will not benefit from having as many internationals back – last week only the starting 15 were retained by Stuart Lancaster with the bench being available for their clubs. There is no Friday night game, instead we have three matches each on Saturday and Sunday. Bath take on […]

Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 14

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Break Time There’s a break in the 6 Nations this week and a lot of players have been released back to their clubs to give them some game time. England released 18 and it will, in particular, help two of the top clubs – Bath welcome back Attwood, Eastmond, Watson and Ford whilst Saracens will […]

Enough, for BOD’s sake!

Brian O'Driscoll flick through legs

The media hype about this coming weekend’s game in Dublin is increasingly focused on the fall out between Warren Gatland and Brian O’Driscoll on last summer’s Lions’ Tour. Rugby coverage in the press and on websites usually concentrates on the match, predicting selections and the result – it rarely falls into this type of football […]

Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 13

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Tough (t)ask This weekend sees the resumption of the Aviva premiership after the various Cup games of the last few weeks. Being an International week it also makes predictions harder and gives the lower teams a chance to pick up points against the more illustrious names in the Premiership. With a Saxons game as well […]

On the Bounce: 6 Nations review

6 Nations Round 1 Fixtures

There has been a rainforest of press coverage detailing the minute by minutiae regarding the start of the 6 Nations so nobody will want my tuppence worth (less than 1p today) regarding what actually went on in Cardiff, Paris and Dublin. Instead I’ve decided to scribble a few thoughts regarding some of the leading individuals […]

Out of Proportion?

Krispy Kreme donuts

There was an article posted on the Rugby World web site yesterday titled ‘Should Rugby Players Eat Sugar?’ It is a question and answer session with a nutritionist from the RFU (you know those wonderful folks introducing non-competitive rugby – so well worth a read then!) It is extremely informative – I mean apparently there’s […]