Rugby Championship Predictions 2012: Rd 6

Pumas v Wallabies

How time flies when you are having fun: this week, seemingly as soon as it started, the Rugby Championship comes to an end which fixtures in Argentina and South Africa to round out the competition.   We already have a winner of the competition with the dominant All Blacks wrapping up the title last week against […]

Rugby Championship Predictions 2012: Rd 5


After a short break, the Rugby Championship returns to action this week with the Wallabies travelling to Loftus Versfeld to take on the Springboks and the Pumas hosting the All Blacks at La Plata. The break between rounds has been filled with controversy for Australian fans that has all been generated from the twitter account […]

Rugby Championship Predictions 2012: Rd 4

Wallabies v Pumas

Another week and another interesting round of the Rugby Championship beckons.  Last week saw the Wallabies open their account in this competition with a hard earned victory against the Springboks in Perth whilst the All Blacks defeated the Pumas in Wellington in a game in which the All Blacks could not have been happy with […]

Rugby Championship Predictions 2012: Rd 3


After a fortnight’s break, the Rugby Championship returns to our screens this week with matches from Perth between Australia and South Africa and the New Zealand All Blacks hosting the Pumas from Argentina in windy Wellington. Round 3 kicks off with the All Blacks v Pumas fixture from Wellington on Saturday afternoon.  The All Blacks […]

Haka should be challenged

Rugby World Cup goes Haka crazy

Last night when I got home from Auckland I was trolling through my twitter feed and found the pic on the right. Yes ladies you can all go ‘Awwww’ now. But it got me thinking when I saw the distance between the two sides. Why do the teams have to stand so far apart? The […]

Rugby Championship Predictions 2012: Rd 2

Argentina v Boks

A historic weekend of rugby last weekend panned out as many expected as the defence orientated Wallabies could not pounce on the mistakes made by the rusty All Blacks and the Springboks ran away from the gallant Pumas. This week of fixtures present the “return bouts” with the All Blacks hosting the Wallabies at Eden […]

Bledisloe Cup Post Mortem with Fox Sports

Greg Clark on Fox Sports Google Hangout

Last night Fox Sports held their very first Google+ Hangout hosted by Sean Maloney and Greg Clark. I was lucky enough to be part of the panel that included cricketing legend Stuart MacGill and Green and Gold Rugby’s Steve Timms and Brett Gibson.  It was a lot of fun and I’m going to look at […]

Rugby Championship Predictions 2012: Rd 1

All Blacks Dominate Wallabies

Following the short break after the conclusion of the Super Rugby season, international rugby returns to the Southern Hemisphere with the commencement of the revamped Tri-nations in the form of the Rugby Championship. The addition of Argentina to the competition this season adds an element of excitement to what had become a slightly tired format […]

Along comes Sir John to cure Auckland’s Blues

John Kirwan

Rugby fans in Auckland should welcome the opportunity to make a clean break from the chronic underachievement of their Super Rugby franchise in recent seasons. The Blues took a step in the right direction this week by sacking incumbent coach Pat Lam, who had been in charge at Eden Park for the last four years. […]

Who will replace Sonny Bill Williams?

Sonny Bill Williams

Now that the departure of Sonny Bill Williams has been confirmed, the All Black selectors must settle upon a long term replacement for his vacant position at inside centre. It is difficult to imagine the coaching staff punting on anyone other than Ma’a Nonu for the upcoming Rugby Championship, considering his experience as a top […]