Rugby World Cup Team of the tournament (so far)

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Here is Robert Rees‘ Rugby World Cup team of the tournament (so far). 20 games into the 42 match event, and plenty of World Rugby’s superstars have shone. After gauging the results and performances, this is in Rob’s opinion, the outstanding XV players in the Rugby World Cup, so far.  1. Jefferson Poirot (France) The French […] READ MORE


Furlong try sends Ireland into Sydney series decider

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A 54th minute try from Tadhg Furlong sends a dominant Irish side to Sydney with a chance of snatching the series after a first Test loss. The 5 point victory was a first on Australian soil since 1979 and a much needed performance from Joe Schmidt’s side. Ireland Physicality There was a noticeable increase in […] READ MORE



‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 21

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The Champions Cup finished it’s last round of pool fixtures this weekend. There was plenty to talk about, with some thrilling games and qualification hanging in the balance up until the very end. Paddy and Andy delve in to the news and then all the Cup action, in the 21st episode of ‘In the Bin’ rugby […] READ MORE


‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 16

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Just before we get ready to [avoid] the hoards of festive shoppers, sit back and enjoy the latest from ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod. Better than the proverbial chestnuts roasting on an open fire. As the Champions Cup reaches the halfway point, the Pool tables are starting to take shape. Some teams already look set […] READ MORE


All Blacks just too good for Lions: LWOR player ratings First Test

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As expected the All Blacks fortress that is Eden Park delivered once again, as Steve Hansen’s side ran out 30-15 winners over the Lions. it proved true, with the All Blacks just too good for the Lions, who entered this match with high expectations. Ironically the Lions conducted themselves very well, and will be pleased with […] READ MORE


British and Irish Lions battle past Crusaders: LWOR player ratings

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The British and Irish Lions handed the Crusaders their first defeat for over 10 months, with a 3-12 success in Christchurch. The outstanding Owen Farrell kicked all 12 points in his first start for the British and Irish Lions on this tour. It was a welcome win for the Tourists after they had come in for some fierce criticism […] READ MORE