Browsing Rugby

Owen Farrell Keeps Getting Better (England vs Scotland)

Posted on 2 Feb, 2013, by in Rugby

It wasn’t a perfect performance from the young England Fly-Half, but you couldn’t have asked for much more as well. Owen Farrell kept hitting penalties and making the right passes and decisions as the home side began their Six Nations campaign brilliantly, demolishing a Scotland side that fought hard, but wasn’t really close to causing an upset. More

Brian O’Driscoll With a Little Bit More Magic (Wales vs Ireland)

Posted on 2 Feb, 2013, by in Rugby

Counted out time and time again, Brian O’Driscoll keeps coming back, this time with a tremendous match in the 2013 Six Nations opener, leading Ireland to a very impressive away win against Wales after a perfect first half and an enormous defensive effort, sometimes with 14 men, in the second. More

2013 Six Nations – England vs Scotland Predictions

Posted on 2 Feb, 2013, by in Rugby

Few sport rivalries in this world are as ancient as the one between England and Scotland in Rugby Union, playing for the Calcutta Cup, but in recent years, especially in the Six Nations, it’s been one of the more one-sided one’s as well. More

2013 Six Nations – Wales vs Ireland Predictions

Posted on 2 Feb, 2013, by in Rugby

The opening match in the 2013 edition of the Six Nations tournament brings together two teams that have formed possibly the finest rivalry in the tournament in recent years; Wales, the defending champions and Ireland, who haven’t won a Six Nations title since 2009. More

Squads for the 2013 Six Nations Championship

Posted on 30 Jan, 2013, by in Rugby

For the 14th time, the Six Nations Championship gets underway; counting the previous Home Nations and Five Nations incarnations, this is the 119th edition of the annual Northern Hemisphere championship. Wales are the defending champions, England are confident due to their Autumns tests and the win against the All-Blacks, while France always have the talent to win it, but not always the will. More

Best Photos From England Beating the All Blacks

Posted on 2 Dec, 2012, by in Rugby

After two very disappointing results in the previous two weeks, there was nothing better than a historic win for England against the All Blacks, their first over New Zealand in … More

IRB Player of the Year for 2012 Shortlist

Posted on 29 Nov, 2012, by in Rugby

The IRB has released their shortlist for player of the year in 2012, with Richie McCaw, Dan Carter and Frederic Michalak not surprising most with their inclusion in the list of candidates. One name that has caused quite a stir is that of young Owen Farrell of England, barely 21, still without a firm grasp on a starting lineup shirt for the national team. More

Rugby Fan Gets Hit With Ball; Drops Beers; Laughs

Posted on 10 Oct, 2012, by in Rugby

The best part of the Harlequins – Saracens Rugby Union just over a week ago? Nick Evans, Quins’ fly half, sending a kick straight into the stands, which hits a fan directly on the head as he was emerging from the tunnel, makes him drop his beers and have a big laugh. More

Second Half Pressure Too Much for Pumas (All Blacks vs Argentina)

Posted on 8 Sep, 2012, by in Rugby

In the first half the stormy weather and a surprisingly tenacious and efficient Argentina took the All Blacks by surprise. In the second half the storm settled, and so did the New Zealand players, looking much more accurate and confident on offense, with Cory Jane and Julian Savea making it a third consecutive win in the Rugby Championship, 21-5. More

British & Irish Lions Tours in the Professional Era

Posted on 4 Sep, 2012, by in Rugby

Warren Gatland will be the third New Zealand born head coach to lead a British & Irish Lions team into one of their tours, earning the job for the 2013 visit to Australia thanks to winning two Grand Slams with Wales in the Six Nations and reaching the World Cup semifinal in 2011. More