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. …

Remember, remember the Tier 2s this November

Ah the 5th November: the day us Brits commemorate the burning of a catholic dissenter with the lighting of fireworks (that’s the basic gist, right?).  Safe to say the November series of internationals has yet to spark into life following the routine demolition job by New Zealand over Japan and the rather subdued and sloppy…

Fantasy Rugby

Dear readers, my intention for this week’s blog was to write a witty, insightful and entertaining summary of the continuing Heineken Cup saga.  It made sense to do so.  After all, it has been the only topic of rugby conversation since English and French clubs announced they were setting up their own ‘breakaway’ competition (the…