How the 2018 Six Nations was won

Everyone likes a spoiler nowadays don’t they. It seems in our world of instant communication that the need to ‘skip to the end’ has become a perceived virtue. So it is with the Six Nations with broadcasters and fans alike looking five matchdays ahead to a perceived winner takes all game at Twickenham (on St…

The road to the Rugby World Cup begins here

As regular readers of this blog will be aware, I view this year’s Autumn Internationals (which begin on Saturday) as vitally important for the northern hemisphere nations.  There’s less than two years to go before the Rugby World Cup arrives on English shores and history tells us that to win a World Cup you must…

Dylan’s a dunce but Lions look Best

An old secondary school teacher of mine had a saying that he was fond of using – “Everything happens for a reason”.  I’ve never been so sure about this particular statement, mainly because it sounds too much to me like ‘fate’ and I’ve always disliked the idea that we are helpless to change or alter…