Bledisloe Cup game 2 highlights

Richie McCaw leads the haka

Unlike in the lead up to the first Bledisloe Cup match, last week I was rather confident that the All Blacks would be able to do enough to retain the Bledisloe Cup for the 11th year in a row.  Any All Blacks game is a special game, but this game was more so for me […]

Bledisloe Cup game 1 highlights

Richie McCaw Bledisloe

I am more than willing to raise my hand and say that I expected the All Blacks to lose on Saturday night.  I can’t pin point WHY I felt this way, but after Dan Carter and Liam Messam were deemed unfit I was 100% certain we would lose.  No team can win ALL the time […]

Favourite Bledisloe moment: Part 2

John Eales kicks to win the 2000 Bledisloe Cup in Wellington.

Following on from my ‘Favourite Bledisloe Moment’ post yesterday, it’s time to reveal my second favourite moment. In 2000, the Bledisloe Cup was retained after John Eales kicked a penalty with the last kick of the game in an awesome 24-23 win over the All Blacks in the decider in Wellington. I’m not going to […]

Favourite Bledisloe moment: Part 1

Toutai Kefu celebrating his 2001 Bledisloe try

With the first match in the 2013 Bledisloe Cup set to kick off on Saturday night in Sydney, I started thinking about what I would consider my favourite Bledisloe moment.  Unfortunately as a Wallabies supporter these moments have been few and far between recently and it meant I had to rewind to more than 10 […]

Six Nations Preview 2013: Final Round

6 Nations Captains pose with the 2013 trophy6 Nations Captains pose with the 2013 trophy

Six Nations: Final Round Preview After six weeks, four rounds and 31 tries, Super Saturday is finally upon us. Tournament favourites France find themselves, incredibly, propping up the table, 2009 champions Ireland currently languish at fourth while England are hungrily eyeing up their first Grand Slam in a decade. You have to hand it to […]

Six Nations – Can Wales win the tournament?

Wales celebrate being 6 Nations Champions

Welsh rugby fans have had to endure a roller-coaster of a Six Nations so far this year. And, with the championship decider against England lying in wait on the final day, they can expect a few more frayed nerves before the end of the tournament. Read on to find out about what has gone right […]

Six Nations Preview 2013: Rd 4

Ireland on defeat

Scotland v Wales Murrayfield, Saturday 9th March 14:30 Scotland welcome Wales to Murrayfield in a fixture that will see both sides brimming with confidence off the back of two consecutive wins. Whilst England look set to take the championship if they continue their recent form, this clash could end up being the decider for second […]

England v France: 6 Nations recap

England Rugby's Young Guns

England started deserved favourites and after some uncertainty prevailed. The technical excellence and physicality of their forward effort, a strangling defensive screen,  the opportunism of the talisman center Manu Tuilagi, team captain Robshaw’s ever maturing leadership,  clarity by their decision makers and class goal kicking by Farrell and Flood proved the difference. England in my […]

Six Nations Preview 2013: Rd 3

England Rugby's Young Guns

England v France Twickenham,  Saturday 23rd Feb, 17:00 GMT England storm into this third fixture off the back of two impressive wins so far in the competition, whilst France limp to Twickenham bearing the scars of a brace of defeats. For Stuart Lancaster’s men, the Grand Slam is beginning to feel within reach, whilst the […]

Six Nations Preview 2013 : Rd 2

RBS 6 Nations Logo

And so we advance to the second round of the tournament, where the top teams begin to edge away in their bid to take the championship. Can Italy storm to another win, making it one of their most successful tournaments to date? Will there be a second defeat for France, silencing the host of pundits […]