Russell and Townsend, “Strange bedfellows?”

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Russell and Townsend, “Strange bedfellows?” At the time of writing this, Finn Russell is tearing it up at Murrayfield against Argentina. Admittedly, Los Pumas are depleted in numbers due to ill-discipline. Having said that, the players (Russell included) can only play against what they are presented with on the day. Darcy's at the double 🤩 […] READ MORE


England can beat the All Blacks with a bit of unpredictability

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England put on a much-improved performance against Japan after their limp display over the Pumas. An error-ridden Japan were poor, allowing England to rediscover their confidence ahead of this Saturday’s huge clash where they intend to beat the All Blacks. New Zealand, by contrast, was taken all the way by a brave Scottish team before […] READ MORE




Springbok Rugby flyhalf depth: Next please!

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Springbok Rugby flyhalf depth has been keeping fans busy in discussions since the last Test played against Argentina in Durban as part of the Rugby Championship. The discussion raised its head after Head Coach Jacques Nienaber elected to play veteran Frans Steyn at flyhalf. The first Test in 14 years that he played in the […] READ MORE


Arundell and Freeman can reignite England’s attack

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There were some notable omissions and inclusions from Eddie Jones’ Autumn Squad announcement on Monday. It was a clear statement of intent by England coach Eddie Jones that age is not a factor anymore. If you are young enough, you are old enough philosophy. The retention of Henry Arundell and Tommy Freeman after a successful […] READ MORE


England have to stop the Etzebeth juggernaut at Twickenham

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England v South Africa is such an enticing prospect given what is at stake for both sides. A ‘new’ England side can finish off their encouraging autumn campaign with a dose of revenge. Banishing the horrors of the 2019 World Cup Final will be high on Eddie Jones’s priority list. For South Africa, finishing their […] READ MORE



Farrell’s Ireland peaking for 2023

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Rugby works in cycles. You rise, you peak, and then you decline. Then it is followed by a rebuild and the cycle continues again. The greatest peak at a Rugby World Cup. Something Farrell’s Ireland are striving to emulate. On Saturday, Ireland arguably put together the greatest performance an Irish side has produced against the […] READ MORE