Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 10

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Hurricanes v Blues This weeks first game comes to us from Wellington with a local derby between the Hurricanes and the Blues. Head to head in the last 7 games between these two franchises the Blues have the edge having won 4 of those encounters.  The Blues were not bested by the Hurricanes last year […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 8

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Super Rugby 2014: Round 8 Predictions Highlanders v Rebels The Rebels travel to Dunedin to start Round 8 against the Highlanders.  Given the Rebels’ “junior” status in Super Rugby this is only the second time they have played in “the Deep South”.  All up these franchises have faced off 3 times before with the Highlanders […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 7

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Crusaders v Hurricanes The first match of this week’s round comes from Christchurch with the Crusaders hosting the Hurricanes.  Both sides are off to a very slow start to this season and will be very unhappy with how they have played so far.  The numbers are stacked significantly in the favour of the Crusaders who […]

Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 18

Chris Ashton, Saracens

A Big Weekend It’s a big weekend at the top of the Premiership with 4 of the top 5 teams playing each other. As we enter the latter stages of the Premiership there are realistically 6 teams chasing the 4 play-off places and it is getting interesting with a number of permutations. On Friday evening […]

Aviva Premiership Review: Rd 17

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All Change It very nearly started so well for my predictions this week – on Friday night Worcester came within a second of fulfilling my forecast of their first win of the season. They were beating Wasps by 11 – 6 with time running out when Wasps with the final play, crossed for an equalising […]

Super Rugby Top 5

Nick Honey Badger Cummins

Since the very first round of the 2014 Super Rugby season, my intention has been to do a weekly ‘Super Rugby Top 5′ column.  If you are a regular visitor to Pink Rugby, you will notice that we’re six rounds in and there isn’t even the slightest hint of ‘Top 5′-ness.  I am here to […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 6

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Highlanders v Hurricanes, Dunedin The first match of the round is a New Zealand derby from Dunedin between the Highlanders and the Hurricanes.  The last time these two teams played they scored a combined 93 points in a Highlanders 49-44 victory in Wellington.  These teams have played 21 times in Super Rugby since 1996 with […]

Super Rugby Predictions: Rd 5

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What a weekend of rugby last week! There was some exhilarating rugby played, mixed in I concede with some dour arm wrestles, and the Western Force were the big story of the round with their belting of the Rebels in Matt Hodgson’s 100th game in the dark blue.  There are seven big matches in this […]

From an English retrospective

England celebrate after their defeat of Wales

There’s been thousands or words and hundreds of column inches already on the game last Sunday and I don’t want to add to the destruction of a rain forest – so here’s an online alternative take on what happened at the weekend at Twickenham. It was a pretty good weekend for English rugby – the […]

6 Nations ad banned on BBC in England

BBC Banned 6 Nations Advert

Originally made for the BBC to promote the 6 Nations in 2012, this ad was pulled it after complaints it was anti-English. It was re-edited to give ‘more balance’ but ended up in the BBC archives never to be shown on TV again. I love it and think the BBC should have aired it anyway!  […]