Wales squad player ratings for the Six Nations

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Warren Gatland initially named a 39-man squad for this tournament but, in the end, he only used 31 players – exactly the amount he will have available to him in at the Rugby World Cup. Here are the player ratings for those involved. Front row: Rob Evans – 8 Good in the scrum, good in […] READ MORE



NZLvBIL Third Test referee decision. Penalty or Not?

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It might be the most controversial decision rugby has seen for some time. Was Romain Poite correct to penalize the Lions in the dying moments of the Third Test in Auckland, or did sanity prevail? Much has, and will be said about it so we look inside that referee decision…and the outcry over TMO/Assistant Referee […] READ MORE


The Lions Have The Blues But Positives Can Be Found

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The New Zealand media will once again be happily licking its lips when digesting the Lions’ defeat to the Auckland Blues, who were well deserved winners against the ill-disciplined tourists. After an opening cagey win and one defeat, is there a real need for the alarm bells to be ringing for Warren Gatland’s side? Not […] READ MORE


British and Irish Lions downed by Auckland Blues: LWOR player ratings

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The British and Irish Lions performance tonight was perhaps marginally better than the tour opener, but they succumbed to their first loss of the tour. Ihaia West’s phenomenal late try gave the Auckland Blues a thoroughly deserved 22-16 success at Eden Park. On the ground where the British and Irish Lions will play the first […] READ MORE