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…

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…

The road to the Rugby World Cup begins here

As regular readers of this blog will be aware, I view this year’s Autumn Internationals (which begin on Saturday) as vitally important for the northern hemisphere nations.  There’s less than two years to go before the Rugby World Cup arrives on English shores and history tells us that to win a World Cup you must…

It’s a big week for the London Welsh

The more eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed a sneaky (and overly-floral) blog post last Friday for St. David’s Day.  It was one of many things I did on March 1st just gone – I wore my rugby shirt into work, I handed out Welsh cakes to my colleagues and I draped my desk in…