THE VIEW FROM DOWN UNDER: Wake me up when the Six Nations end

In the second of his letters from Australia, resident malcontent John Aussie gets us all in the mood for the Six Nations…   Oh Hum. The Six Nations start this weekend. After reading a previous Red Rugby blog, it has suddenly come to my attention that it all starts again this Saturday.  Ah, the Six…

Six Nations: It’s France’s to lose isn’t it?

A quick glance through the history books of the Six Nations Championship (which doesn’t take long as we’re about to start the fifteenth edition only) and you’ll notice that France have won every tournament that has immediately followed a Lions tour (2002, 2006 and 2010).  On two of those occasions they achieved the Grand Slam. …

BREAKING NEWS: Warburton signs central contract

News broke this afternoon that Wales Captain Sam Warburton has signed the very first central contract in Welsh professional rugby.  The ‘WRU National Contract’ is reported to last until the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.  Warburton remains contracted to the Cardiff Blues until the end of this season and WRU Chief…