LIONS: Against the odds, the roar goes on

So the Lions are back in New Zealand… …and tomorrow marks the opening match of the tour: the one time every four years I’m happy to get up early on a Saturday morning. But as Sam Warburton received the traditional Maori greeting at Auckland airport earlier this week, a thought occurred: how lucky we are…

STATE OF THE NATION: Australia

Next up in our ‘State of the Nation’ series is Australia.  They’re a team back on the up following the lows of 2013.  They’re also current holders of the Rugby Championship trophy.  So they’re sure not to exit at the pool stages…aren’t they?   In September 2013, Red Rugby published an article titled ‘What’s gone…

SUPER RUGBY FINAL: Head-to-Head Preview

Forget the bouts taking place in the Commonwealth Games boxing ring, the real heavyweight contest this weekend takes place at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.  It’s the 2014 Super Rugby Final between the Waratahs and Crusaders…and it promises to be a cracker.  This week, Red Rugby analyses the head-to-head contests (from 1 to 15) that will ultimately…