The Welsh ‘Project Reset’: why we can’t take our eye off the ball

If you’re a Welsh rugby fan (and I am), or even if you’re a casual observer of all things Welsh rugby, you’ll know that, despite the national side being on a record-breaking run of wins and just two victories away from a Grand Slam, things are not well in the Welsh game. Specifically, things are…

Why is Eddie Jones so angry?

Aside from the unexpected ease of victory for Wales against Scotland in the opening match (and the last-second nature of Ireland’s win in Paris), the first two rounds of this year’s Six Nations have largely occurred as expected. But one thing has caught the eye: England’s Eddie Jones seems far from happy. His side are…

How the 2018 Six Nations was won

Everyone likes a spoiler nowadays don’t they. It seems in our world of instant communication that the need to ‘skip to the end’ has become a perceived virtue. So it is with the Six Nations with broadcasters and fans alike looking five matchdays ahead to a perceived winner takes all game at Twickenham (on St…

SIX NATIONS: Dawn of New England?

And so after a Six Nations that raised more questions than answers about European international rugby, England were crowned Grand Slam winners…and deservedly so. Andrew Mayes celebrates a long overdue first place for the Red Rose but questions whether this is the start of a successful ‘New England’. So it’s finally happened. After a litany…