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Blog posts of '2017' 'March'

Who will be exiting Europe this weekend?

And so we now get to the tasty bit of any tournament.  This weekend   we are being treated to knock out rugby in the shape of the European Champion and Challenge Cup quarter finals.

The big boys tournament, the Champions Cup, features two English clubs alongside two Irish one Scottish and three Fre...

Dublin their efforts

Well unfortunately it would appear that my Crystal ball was predominantly on song last weekend, and Ireland turned up in Dublin ready to spoil the party for England. Let’s be honest though, it was a deserved win for the boys in green and I don’t think for a second that it is going to make any differ...

The Grand Finale!

What a Six Nations campaign this has been! It has been a while since I have been genuinely ‘edge of the seat’ excited about watching Northern Hemisphere rugby, but the events of the last 12-18 months have genuinely sparked my enthusiasm for the game in this neck of the woods once more.

Naturally th...

Plots, Passion and Power

This coming weekend is brewing nicely with little sub plots all over the place. The only Friday evening game of this Six Nations sees Ireland with the Championship trophy in their sights face a fragile Wales team who have points galore to prove. Should Ireland lose they could be handing England the ...

Laws, Lessons and Lions

That was a pretty interesting match on Sunday at Twickenham. If you have somehow managed to miss the wall to wall coverage of the now infamous ‘ruckgate’ - it was simply Italy exploiting a loop hole in the law to frustrate England. You could argue it worked but ultimately of course it did not except...