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 […]

Dr Jamie Roberts

Dr Jamie Roberts

After a season in which he helped Wales win the Six Nations, Jamie Roberts has finally achieved his other dream and qualified as a doctor.  Receiving his final medical exam results on Monday, the 26 year old took just eight years to complete his medical degree while playing rugby for the Cardiff Blues and Wales. We […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Six Nations Review 2013: Rd 1

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

We couldn’t really have asked for more from this Six Nations opening weekend. Obscene amounts of drama, some blissfully skillful tries and a result that defied all the pessimistic pundits’ predictions. Let’s just hope the rest of the tournament can live up to these tremendous opening matches.   Wales v Ireland: 22-30 Rugby writers the […]

Six Nations: Opening Weekend Preview

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

Wales v Ireland Saturday 2nd Feb, Millennium Stadium, 1:30 GMT This year’s opening clash looks to be the closest of the weekend. Two former Grand Slam Champions, both yearning to rediscover their lost form and open the Six Nations with a spirit-lifting win. Autumn: The Autumn wasn’t an entire write off for Ireland – after […]

Six Nations: A look ahead

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So it begins. After an unbearable year-long wait, the sparkling highlight of Northern Hemisphere rugby is upon us once more. For those of you who’ve been hankering after more Six Nations action ever since March last year – the wait is over. And what a difference a year makes. The 2012 Grand Slam champions Wales […]