Will ‘Gatland-style’ be a hit Down Under?

Three games played on Australian soil.  Three wins.  Three new Lions Down Under due to injury.  Three tests eagerly awaited. There’s definitely been a pattern for triplicates, triads and troikas in the first full week of the Lions Tour.  It’s a theme that’s probably not lost on Warren Gatland who, as we know, is a…

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…

The brand new Old Rivalry

If you had asked me before last Friday whether the Six Nations title would still be up for grabs come the Wales v England match in Cardiff, I would have said “Of course not”!  It went without saying that the English would put enough points on the board against Italy to ensure that the idea…

O Captain! My Captain!

First things first, it was another intriguing (if at times unspectacular) weekend of Six Nations rugby.  Wales produced, what’s being called, a ‘clinical’ performance to beat the Italians in Rome.  Another description would be a ‘dull as dishwater’ performance, but then the weather was pretty atrocious and winning away is never easy.  That said, I couldn’t…