THE VIEW FROM DOWN UNDER: Why International sides are just clubs on a global scale

Our Aussie correspondent watched the Six Nations.  He evidently didn’t like it.  Why?  Well as it turns out he’s got a problem with how ‘international’ our internationals have become… So Ireland have won the Six Nations.  Well done to them.  At least it wasn’t another gloating Welsh win or (even worse) a greater gloating English…

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…

Close Harmony Whinging

I’m not what you’d call a stereotypical Welshman – I don’t live in Wales; I tend not to have my curry served with half chips and half rice; and I can honestly say I’ve never asked “Whose coat is that jacket”?  Having said that, I am a singer and I’ve been known to frequent a…

O Captain! My Captain!

First things first, it was another intriguing (if at times unspectacular) weekend of Six Nations rugby.  Wales produced, what’s being called, a ‘clinical’ performance to beat the Italians in Rome.  Another description would be a ‘dull as dishwater’ performance, but then the weather was pretty atrocious and winning away is never easy.  That said, I couldn’t…