WORLD CUP SHIRTS: The good, the bad and the ugly

The Rugby World Cup is the highest profile and, arguably, most important tournament in the game.  So you would think that every team would want to kit their players out in the finest attire possible.  The eyes of the world are watching after all.  But some of the shirts on offer this year…geesh!  Red Rugby…

STATE OF THE NATION: Scotland

The third part of our ‘State of the Nation’ series (where we assess the top ten international sides ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015) looks at Scotland.  They may have ‘won’ the wooden spoon in this year’s Six Nations, but are there reasons to be cheerful for supporters north of Hadrian’s Wall?   Scottish success…

WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP: Finals Day Preview

Monday morning.  Red Rugby Towers™. Production meeting.  A hushed murmur in the room.  Suddenly, one blogger type parps up, “So, what’s this week’s post going to be about then?”  A hurried flick through the hallowed International Rugby Calendar™ reveals a certain Bledisloe Cup game is being played in Sydney this Saturday.  The All Blacks are…

SUMMER TOURS 2014: Third weekend predictions

Chin up northern hemisphere.  It’s not all doom and gloom.  Yes, its the last full round of summer internationals this weekend (Scotland face a daunting trip to South Africa next week) and, yes, the results so far have been underwhelming for the majority of Six Nations sides (as foreseen in a post a couple of…