ANALYSIS: Louis Rees-Zammit’s Six Nations performance so far

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Wales Louis Rees-Zammit’s performances to date have arguably seen him viewed as the player of the Six Nations so far. The 20-year-old Gloucester winger has shown all of his potential with examples of his pedigree that is obvious even only in his first few Tests for Wales. That includes a solid, error-free performance against Ireland […] READ MORE


Scotland vs Wales: 3 key head-to-head battles

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There are 3 key head-to-head battles that will play out in this weekend’s Scotland vs Wales Six Nations fixture. Each with a different level of importance on the game’s outcome. From the backline, to the flank, match-ups here could define how well Scotland can attack the Welsh visitors, and vice versa. James Skeldon names his […] READ MORE





Wales test the water with Scottish Test squad selection

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Warren Gatland and Rob Howley have announced their squad to face Scotland this weekend in the first game of the 2018 Under Armour Series. The two sides will play for the ‘Doddie Weir’ Cup – raising awareness and funds for his charity supporting MND. Here is Robert Rees’ take on the Wales squad announcement ahead of […] READ MORE


November 3rd International fixtures ‘thumb their nose’ at World Rugby

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It seems evident that the November the 3rd International fixtures that are coming up Saturday week, are ‘thumbing their noses’ at World Rugby. The moderators of the self-regulated International window which may see more players banned from the start of the International series. Late last week, Blade Thomson went from being selected for the Scotland […] READ MORE


Scottish Rugby and the ‘Thistle Revolution’

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It seems sunny days have finally reached Scotland rugby at last. After many years of bad outcomes, humiliating defeats and a doubtful future, Scottish rugby has pulled the strings and it can now try to topple England in the next Six Nations. The “Thistle Revolution” started back 2014 with Vern Cotter,  a New Zealander coach who […] READ MORE


Guinness Pro14 Round Five Review: Zebre Stun Ulster in Italy

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With Zebre’s stunning upset win over Ulster in Italy, it was another shock result to add to an unpredictable Guinness Pro14 season. All over. Ulster lose to Zebre in Parma. That's a shocker for Ulster #ZEBvULS — Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) September 30, 2017 In the Guinness Pro14 Round Five review, Last Word on Rugby […] READ MORE


Edinburgh Set To Play ‘Expansive High Tempo’ Game Under Cockerill

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Future success with Edinburgh in this combination of both expansive and tight-play could well earn the former Tiger’s man a few missed calls from the RFU in the years ahead. After all, Eddie Jones is only in his current role until 2019. This reporter for one, will be keeping a keener eye than usual on the Guinness Pro12 side Edinburgh next season, in the hope of seeing both an enthralling game plan - and success for Richard Cockerill, in his new direction. READ MORE