The Big Guns – Weekend Internationals preview

Wallabies v Ireland

This weekend sees the home nations taking on the Southern Hemisphere – Ireland host the Wallabies, Scotland wait nervously for the arrival of the Springboks, Wales face Argentina and at Twickenham England take the field against the all -conquering All Blacks. Wales will want a strong showing and a decent score against the Pumas to […]

The Rugby Championship roundup: Rd 6

Pumas v Wallabies

The Rugby Championship came to a thundering climax at Ellis Park where the undisputed best two teams on the planet faced off for the title. In a breathless encounter that will have made the rest of the rugby world shudder the All Blacks ran out worthy winners against a Springbok team that for long periods, […]

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 […]

2013 June Internationals preview: Wk 1

Amateur rugby scrum

For the devoted rugby player, summer can be the cruellest of seasons. Rugby boots left to languish mournfully in a corner, mouthguard missing in action and all that rugby kit looking desolate at the bottom of the wardrobe. But fear not – this Saturday brings you a multitude of international fixtures to console yourself with […]

Australia in RWC pool of death

Rugby World Cup 2015 draw

Australia have been drawn alongside England and Wales in what is being called the ‘Pool of Death’ for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The draw, conducted last night at London’s Tate Modern, means that one of the traditional rugby powers will be knocked out before the quarter-finals. Let’s not kid ourselves when it comes to […]

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 […]

Wallabies and Boks are their own worst enemy


The Wallabies continue to be their own worst enemy.  Clearly, they had learned nothing from the two rugby lessons provided by the All Blacks in the past three weeks. The Springboks have also failed to heed the lessons of the Stormers flawed campaigns in 2011 and 2012. After a schoolboy error riddled performance in Auckland, the Wallabies picked […]

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 […]