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Frederic Michalak Ruins it Once Again (Ireland vs France)

Posted on 9 Mar, 2013, by in Rugby

After being one of the best rugby players in the world, at least for one season, Frederic Michalak did almost everything wrong in the second consecutive draw between Ireland and France, while his mirroring fly-half, Paddy Jackson, did almost everything right but a brutal beating coming from the French was too much to overcome. More

Leigh Halfpenny Wins Kicking Duel (Scotland vs Wales)

Posted on 9 Mar, 2013, by in Rugby

There wasn’t too many pretty moments as Scotland had an embarrassing afternoon of Rugby, but eventually Leigh Halfpenny got over the first half misses and knocked back each and every opportunity he had in the final 40 minutes to keep Wales in the running for the Six Nations title after a 28-18 win. More

2013 Six Nations – Ireland vs France Predictions

Posted on 9 Mar, 2013, by in Rugby

Two sides that didn’t expect to be this far off the title in 2013 so soon – France, with three losses on their record already, looking more shell-shocked with every match, and Ireland, putting their great opener behind them with two consecutive losses. More

2013 Six Nations – Scotland vs Wales Predictions

Posted on 9 Mar, 2013, by in Rugby

Despite both sides losing their opening matches in the championship, both Scotland and Wales still have a shot at winning the 2013 Six Nations title if they manage to win out and wait for the tournament leaders to slip up. More

2013 Six Nations – Scotland vs Ireland Predictions

Posted on 24 Feb, 2013, by in Rugby

After avoiding the Wooden Spoon with an impressive win in the second week, Scotland are hoping that their ability early in the 2013 Six Nations Championship might mean that their inability to beat Ireland at home in the tournament and in general will take a turn for the better after a two week break. More

2013 Six Nations – England vs France Predictions

Posted on 23 Feb, 2013, by in Rugby

Despite the clear difference in ability and result from both sides, it would be quite an uneducated and underestimating guess to consider England should have no problem beating France for a third consecutive time in the Six Nations. More

Owen Farrell Books His Lions Spot (Ireland vs England)

Posted on 10 Feb, 2013, by in Rugby

Last minute of the match, and Ireland couldn’t even get a line out in their own half to go right. Owen Farrell wasn’t flawless, and England didn’t score any tries, but there was no question as to the best team on the damp and muddy pitch, and as to the identity of the favorites to keep on to win the 2013 Six Nations Championship. More

2013 Six Nations – Ireland vs England Predictions

Posted on 10 Feb, 2013, by in Rugby

It’s been quite a while (ten years) since England last managed a Six Nations win at Ireland, but their first visit to the Aviva stadium since August 2011 brings with it a different sense of favorites, and a sign of change in the constant power struggle. More

George North Reminds Welsh What it is to Win (France vs Wales)

Posted on 9 Feb, 2013, by in Rugby

It takes a special effort to deny France from scoring a try in Paris, but the effort that Wales put in their second match of the 2013 Six Nations championship, culminating with a big try from George North to snatch away the victory, was enough for a historic result. More

2013 Six Nations – France vs Wales Predictions

Posted on 9 Feb, 2013, by in Rugby

There wasn’t too much for France to take from their opening weekend defeat in Rome, but the fact that Wales haven’t won in Paris since February 2005 has to be one of the few things keeping a smile on their players heading into their second 2013 Six Nations match. More