Harlequins’ style was electrifying. It got people off their feet, cheering wildly, and randomly. In short, it was everything professional sport should be, something to take the mind of the day-to-day realities and boy have we had a few of those these past 18 months. READ MORE
Author: Jeremy Inson
Plenty for Jono Gibbes to do after ASM Clermont Auvergne club switch
Jono Gibbes is highly unlikely to change the nature of the team, but he is likely to see the sense in ensuring his side know what to do when the tide of a match starts to turn against him, and a strong defence is called for. It may involve him opening his contacts to bring in a snarling, Kiwi attack dog to whip the defence into shape. After all, keeping a tighter defence will make life easier for Clermont when they eventually go on the attack, READ MORE
Six Nations Chat: Scotland progress more evident to stop a France party
Scotland played the part of Six Nations party poopers to perfection on Friday when their 27-23 victory at the Stade de France emphatically denied France the title, but what does it mean for Les Bleus long-term ambition of triumphing on home soil when hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup? READ MORE
Six Nations Chat – France take step on road to possible Six Nations title
France’s 32-30 win over Wales that kept their Six Nations title hopes alive means they remain in contention for the championship, but it could be the first significant step for France as they chase victory at the 2023 World Cup. READ MORE
Six Nations Chat: Are France justifying the hype?
France have lit up world rugby with some scintillating play, but have yet to win a trophy. Can they buck the trend at the third time of asking? READ MORE
Six Nations Chat: What the teams need as the finale draws closer
The Six Nations is now past the halfway stage with Wales sitting top of the lot and on course for a Grand Slam showdown with France on 20 March. With two round of matches, and France and Scotland’s rearranged clash to come, there is still room for plenty of twists and the very real possibility that when 14 of the 15 matches completed are finished, we still won’t be sure who the actual champions are. READ MORE
Can Wales Six Nations Grand Slam keep going to Paris showdown
Wales’ camp was surrounded by doom and gloom less than a fortnight ago, but now with two wins from two the words ‘Wales Six Nations Grand Slam’ are starting to be whispered with a little more vigour. A 21-16 win over Ireland in Cardiff in week one and a come from behind 25-24 victory over […] READ MORE
Six Nations chat: Can Scotland follow up England win by downing Wales?
Scotland will have stopped their celebrations early after beating England 11-6 on the opening day of the Six Nations with their minds switching to their clash against Wales at Murrayfield. READ MORE
Chasing hard to end the poor Italy Six Nations losing run
Italy coach Franco Smith has one task over the next seven weeks. To drive his men in chasing hard to end their losing Italy Six Nations run in the tournament that stretches back to 2015! The Azzurri’s last victory came when they prevailed 22-19 away to Scotland at Murrayfield, but since then the closest they […] READ MORE
What does Paul Gustard’s Harlequins departure mean?
Harlequins fans might well be asking themselves where their club is going. Paul Gustard’s Harlequins departure, along with that of Chris Ashton has raised some questions. Head of Rugby Paul Gustard departed after just over two and a half years at the club and will join Italian side Benetton Treviso as defence coach at the […] READ MORE