SIX NATIONS 2015: The Super Saturday Conundrum

27 tries.  221 points.  3 superb matches.  1 remarkable day. It was a joy to behold, but the climax to the 2015 Six Nations Championship has left us with more questions than answers.  Are Ireland now genuine contenders to lift the Rugby World Cup?  Can both England and Wales escape from the Pool of Death…

The Horrid Hemispherical Hoodoo

International Rugby + The Northern Hemisphere = failure.  Discuss. A touchy topic at the best of times, but one that falls on particularly sore ears this week following England’s step backwards against the All Blacks and the never-ending story that is Wales’ run of close defeats to Australia.  It’s not all doom and gloom though. …

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…

Applaud the fight in the Green and Whites

When choosing a topic for these blog posts, I ask myself two things: firstly, is it something I’d be interested in writing about and, secondly, will anybody else be interested to read it?  The answer to the first question is usually ‘Yes’ as there aren’t many facets of rugby union that I don’t find interesting. …