WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP: Finals Day Preview

Monday morning.  Red Rugby Towers™. Production meeting.  A hushed murmur in the room.  Suddenly, one blogger type parps up, “So, what’s this week’s post going to be about then?”  A hurried flick through the hallowed International Rugby Calendar™ reveals a certain Bledisloe Cup game is being played in Sydney this Saturday.  The All Blacks are…

SUPER RUGBY FINAL: Head-to-Head Preview

Forget the bouts taking place in the Commonwealth Games boxing ring, the real heavyweight contest this weekend takes place at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.  It’s the 2014 Super Rugby Final between the Waratahs and Crusaders…and it promises to be a cracker.  This week, Red Rugby analyses the head-to-head contests (from 1 to 15) that will ultimately…

SUPER RUGBY: A dummies guide to the semi-finals

Dear reader, If you’re anything like us here at Red Rugby Towers™, you’ll now be pining for a return to rugby action having had a ridiculous four weeks without the stuff (since the end of the summer internationals).  You may have even reached the stage where you’re scrabbling around your telly-box channels, desperately seeking a…

SUMMER TOURS 2014: Third weekend predictions

Chin up northern hemisphere.  It’s not all doom and gloom.  Yes, its the last full round of summer internationals this weekend (Scotland face a daunting trip to South Africa next week) and, yes, the results so far have been underwhelming for the majority of Six Nations sides (as foreseen in a post a couple of…

SUMMER TOURS 2014: Second weekend predictions

Apologies that there isn’t a fuller piece here this week on, oh I don’t know, England’s courageous showing in Auckland last Saturday or the Welsh attempt to notch up a win against the Springboks for the first time since 1999.  It’s been a busy seven days, what with new European Cup draws, the WRU’s looming…