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


Springboks defeat Scotland after strong second half display: Opinion

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A strong second-half display saw the Springboks defeat Scotland 30 points to 15 at a packed Murrayfield on Saturday. Scorers Scotland : 15 Tries: Stuart Hogg (2). Conversion: Finn Russell. Penalty: Russell. South Africa: 30 Makazole Mapimpi(2). Conversions: Elton Jantjies. Penalties:  Janties (3), Handre Pollard (2), Frans Steyn. Springboks defeat Scotland Tight first half The […] READ MORE


Assessing Wales Autumn performance ahead of the upcoming Six Nations

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Assessing Wales Autumn Performance. What went well, what went badly and what needs to improve for the upcoming Six Nations?  In a slightly unusual Autumn period in the rugby calendar, which saw the conclusion of the Six Nations as well as the first Autumn Nations Cup, Wales’ performances were mixed. Some matches inspired a sense […] READ MORE


Who could win the 2023 Rugby World Cup: England edition

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With the draw just announced for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the possible plotlines to the final are being assessed by teams, pundits, and fans alike. Wales’ chances have already been assessed, so it seems fitting to look at their nearest and dearest neighbour, England. The English team is currently ranked 2nd in the world […] READ MORE


Rugby is boring: How it can be fixed

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Not all rugby is boring. It’s northern hemisphere rugby, as exemplified by the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup, that has the issue. So what? Kiwis and Ozzies have been pointing that out for decades. But it’s objectively bad when English rugby royalty are complaining about the state of rugby after their team has just won both […] READ MORE



Who could win the 2023 Rugby World Cup? Wales edition

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You can’t predict much these days, but you can be sure, on any given weekend, an international-level coach will say, “we’re building a squad for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.” But does this hold much meaning? It’s catchy, it moves the interview on, but when the winners and the losers are saying it, it seems […] READ MORE