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A TRIBUTE, SOME PREDICTIONS AND FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

A sad note to start with.   I have always believed in the family of rugby – the way the game builds bonds and friendships across the sport. This week’s shocking news about the legendary Munster player and coach Anthony Foley showed that closeness which totally united the rugby community in paying tr...

Time to hit the road!

Taking a break from the Aviva Premiership action this weekend to settle into the various European competitions makes for a nice change of pace to see how the home teams are stacking up against their competition across the border.

There are some cracking games billed for this weekend with one of the...

Aviva Premiership Week 6 - Europe Beckons

So here we are with the last round Of Aviva Premiership games before teams across Britain and France dust off their passports - and some players get to find out where exactly Einsei-SMT are located. (Siberia is the answer)

Kicking off this weekend an injury ravaged Bath greet their northern friends...

Aviva Premiership Roundup Week 5

What a weekend of rugby we have in store! Some of the games on the cards this weekend are simply not to be missed, most notably that fiercest of West Country rivalries that will be played out between Bath and Glos on Saturday. It doesn’t really matter what the result of this game, is, it is like wat...

Aviva Premiership Round Up Week 4

Old rivalries...

So into Round 4 we go and the table is starting to look quite familiar especially with Exeter now off the bottom. As a big fan of the Premiership I love the ding dongs that go on between clubs, the traditional rivalries like Leicester Tigers and Bath as well as the new one that is ...

Week 3 in the Aviva Premiership

A lot of the results were expected in round 2 of the Aviva Prem but there were some that were a turn up for the books. Gloucester who had looked mighty against Tigers for the first 50 of their round one outing were held to a 23 all draw by a 14 man Worcester Warriors, Leicester fell on hard times at...

UP AND RUNNING

I was at Kingsholm last week to see the Cherry & Whites kick off their season and what a start they made. I was chuffed with the first half and thrilled at the slick handling and physical game they bought to the Tigers. And then the fight back began and good old Leicester who seem to have it i...

Aviva Premiership Preview Part II

It all starts one week today, and it was around about this time, twenty-one years ago(!) I was getting ready for my first game in the Cherry and White of Gloucester and so it’s good to see them getting the first game of the season on the 21st anniversary of my inaugural kick about in the premiersh...

Time for the new Aviva Premiership Season!

Well it is getting to that time of year again. The pre-season is all but done and dusted and we can now eagerly anticipate what promises to be a sensational season of Aviva Premiership Rugby. There have been some monumental changes and huge signings across the board this season, and I am going to ...

And the winner is...

What drama and theatre have we seen over the last few days at the greatest show on Earth? There has been devastation and delight across the disciplines but obviously I have been keeping a keen eye on the 7’s rugby.

It was unfortunate for the GB women that they didn’t medal, but they came up again...

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