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…

We’re begging for a New Year’s Resolution

Avid readers of Wales Watching (which both of you are) will realise that there’s been a lack of blog posts in the past month and a bit, for which I can only apologise.  There were many reasons for this, the first being that I was in a bit of a sulk.  Yes, following on from…

Remember, remember the Tier 2s this November

Ah the 5th November: the day us Brits commemorate the burning of a catholic dissenter with the lighting of fireworks (that’s the basic gist, right?).  Safe to say the November series of internationals has yet to spark into life following the routine demolition job by New Zealand over Japan and the rather subdued and sloppy…

Fantasy Rugby

Dear readers, my intention for this week’s blog was to write a witty, insightful and entertaining summary of the continuing Heineken Cup saga.  It made sense to do so.  After all, it has been the only topic of rugby conversation since English and French clubs announced they were setting up their own ‘breakaway’ competition (the…

What’s gone wrong with the Wallabies?

We start this week with a fact: there are two sporting spectacles that, without doubt, are guaranteed to make a British summer.  The first is a home winner of Wimbledon (check) and the second is a good ol’ thrashing of the Aussies in any sporting discipline (check again following a dominant win in the Ashes…