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: Ireland

It’s ‘State of the Nation’ time again and in this post we take a look at Ireland.  After back-to-back Six Nations titles, they were favourites to reach at least the last four…but have they peaked too soon?   The tale of Ireland’s history in the Rugby World Cup is one of underachievement. It’s one of…

SIX NATIONS 2015: The Super Saturday Conundrum

27 tries.  221 points.  3 superb matches.  1 remarkable day. It was a joy to behold, but the climax to the 2015 Six Nations Championship has left us with more questions than answers.  Are Ireland now genuine contenders to lift the Rugby World Cup?  Can both England and Wales escape from the Pool of Death…

Six Nations: It’s France’s to lose isn’t it?

A quick glance through the history books of the Six Nations Championship (which doesn’t take long as we’re about to start the fifteenth edition only) and you’ll notice that France have won every tournament that has immediately followed a Lions tour (2002, 2006 and 2010).  On two of those occasions they achieved the Grand Slam. …