LIONS: Red Rugby Lions Squad 2017

This coming Wednesday (19th April) the 2017 British and Irish Lions Squad, as ultimately chosen by the man above, will finally be unveiled. After months of speculation, pub debate, and the frantic crossing out of names on the back of beer mats, we’ll finally know which men will be traveling to New Zealand for the…

STATE OF THE NATION: Scotland

The third part of our ‘State of the Nation’ series (where we assess the top ten international sides ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015) looks at Scotland.  They may have ‘won’ the wooden spoon in this year’s Six Nations, but are there reasons to be cheerful for supporters north of Hadrian’s Wall?   Scottish success…

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…