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…

Welsh to get the Lions’ share

With the eagerly-awaited announcement of the 2013 British & Irish Lions squad taking place tomorrow, this week’s blog makes a valiant (but probably foolhardy) attempt to predict the 37 faces that will be displayed behind Warren Gatland’s Sontaran-like head (thanks to the souped-up Graphics Department of Sky Sports) come Tuesday 30th April.  The fixtures of…

Easy! Easy! Now for the difficult bit.

Geoffrey Chaucher!  Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor!  Isambard Kingdom Brunel!  Michael Parkinson!  St. George!  Jeremy Clarkson!  Bill Beaumont!  Can you hear me?  Bill Beaumont, can you hear me?!  Your boys took a hell of a beating!  Your boys took a hell of a beating! Gloat over (and thanks to legendary Norwegian commentator Bjørge Lillelien for the…

He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!

Thank God for Warren Gatland.  Just when we had written off last week as a snore-fest devoid of any international action, up pops the self-proclaimed ‘Messiah’ of Welsh rugby with some puzzling comments about the danger of picking too many English players for the forthcoming British and Irish Lions tour to Australia.  Those comments were…