SIX NATIONS 2015: The Adam Jones Question

News today that young Welsh wonderprop Samson Lee has failed to recover from concussion following the knock he took in last Friday’s Six Nations opener against England.  As such, he will be missing from the starting line-up v Scotland and, in one fell swoop, the whole saga of whether Adam Jones should have been selected…

AVIVA PREMIERSHIP: 2013-2014 Review

With the Aviva Premiership Final taking place this weekend, Shôn Douglas gives his end of year report on the 12 teams of the 2013/2014 season…   SARACENS – There are few superlatives left for Saracens. They end the season top of the league, in the final against Northampton, with a Heineken Cup runners-up medal after…

Flood Alert: The search for a Tigers ten

Ahead of their Heineken pool-topping showdown with Ulster on Saturday, Shôn Douglas takes a look at Leicester Tigers’ fly-half conundrum:   As vast swathes of the country struggle to cope with the deluge that has caused widespread flooding and disruption, Leicester has been struck by its own Flood warning in the shape of Club Captain…

A referee’s purpose? That’s entertainment.

So, the much-debated Heineken Cup has started then and I have to say the opening two rounds were top-drawer.  Several excellent matches, some close encounters and a welcome increase in competition across the board.  All in all, it was a thoroughly entertaining couple of weekends: entertaining but bittersweet. The very idea that this tournament could…