SUPER RUGBY: A dummies guide to the semi-finals

Dear reader, If you’re anything like us here at Red Rugby Towers™, you’ll now be pining for a return to rugby action having had a ridiculous four weeks without the stuff (since the end of the summer internationals).  You may have even reached the stage where you’re scrabbling around your telly-box channels, desperately seeking a…

Will ‘Gatland-style’ be a hit Down Under?

Three games played on Australian soil.  Three wins.  Three new Lions Down Under due to injury.  Three tests eagerly awaited. There’s definitely been a pattern for triplicates, triads and troikas in the first full week of the Lions Tour.  It’s a theme that’s probably not lost on Warren Gatland who, as we know, is a…

A Lion-sized waste of time? That’s Hong Kong Phooey!

And so it’s finally here!  The 2013 British and Irish Lions Tour has officially begun following a resounding 59-8 triumph against the Barbarians on Saturday.  We’ve waited four long years since the Lions lost that heartbreakingly close series against South Africa in 2009, but if Saturday’s performance is anything to go by, the next month…