SUMMER TOURS 2014: Second weekend predictions

Apologies that there isn’t a fuller piece here this week on, oh I don’t know, England’s courageous showing in Auckland last Saturday or the Welsh attempt to notch up a win against the Springboks for the first time since 1999.  It’s been a busy seven days, what with new European Cup draws, the WRU’s looming…

England’s year?

It could have been all so different. Had England held out for those last few minutes against France in Round One of this year’s Six Nations, Stuart Lancaster’s men would have been looking forward to back-to-back home games against old adversaries Ireland and Wales before finishing with a flourish in Rome.  The words ‘Grand Slam’…

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…