Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 3

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Hard Times A difficult series of matches in R3 this week. Hard to call and a Dickens of a job to get right! I wasn’t on the money in round two and it’s quite possible I could be worse this week (just to endorse how little I obviously know!) The games are as follows – […]

A Different Planet

Wallabies v Pumas

I never actually planned to write anything much today except for my blog but having watched the two Rugby Championship games I felt compelled to give a perspective from the Northern Hemisphere. Not that I imagine there will be much interest down there about what a Pom thinks. Incidentally I don’t understand why it’s us […]

The Heineken ‘Cup Runneth Over’

Rocky Elsom winning the Heineken Cup with Leinster

It is a perilous time for Europe’s premier cup competition  – in the past the biblical phrase has been appropriate but now it may well be that it is about to be’ run over’ or indeed is ‘out of time’ The Heineken Cup has been the biggest club competition in the Northern Hemisphere since it […]

Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 2

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Second Guessing I did okay with my forecasts last week – although to be honest the way the initial fixtures fell it was not too demanding. Three of last season’s four big teams – Northampton Saints, Leicester Tigers and Saracens all won comfortably and picked up a bonus point for scoring four tries (five in […]

Sofa so good

Jamie george scores for saracens

I watched 8 games over the weekend – 6 of them ‘live’ in real time. I had to record the Currie Cup as it clashed with the Double header at Twickenham and they only showed highlights of the game at Montpellier against Toulouse. I loaded up the sofa with a pile of pasties and cans […]

Myth Guided

Chris Ashton celebrating a try

There are a lot of standard stereotypes used by the various nations to describe themselves and the English. Largely they like to portray their own character as being something out of ‘The Wild Bunch’, ‘Reservoir Dogs’ or ‘Rambo’. The Welsh like to see themselves as gritty miners (mostly prior to ‘The Wicked Thatch’ obviously), the […]

It’s not that Grim up North!

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I’m new to Pink Rugby but not new to the best game in the world. I’ve loved the game (an unhealthy obsession according to my wife) ever since I was dragged kicking and screaming to a grammar school that played rugby rather than football. About four weeks later I was a convert (something I never […]