• Rio 2016: Women’s Olympic 7s rugby round-up

    I have to admit I was slightly apprehensive in the days leading up to the Women’s Olympic 7s Tournament as to how it would be received by the global audience that would be undoubtedly tuning in to watch. My main concern

    August 9, 2016 • Olympics • Views: 1035

  • Dan Robson and the England Scrum-half Dilemma

    January 2016 will be etched in the mind of both Joe Simpson and Dan Robson for the upcoming season. Joe Simpson had been the first choice scrumhalf at Wasps until he suffered an ankle injury during Wasps’ European win over

    July 29, 2016 • International • Views: 3099

  • Bravo Hurricanes

    The Hurricanes At various points this season, I’ve praised a few Super Rugby teams at length but the Hurricanes always got lost in the mix a little. After all, the Lions played with so much vibrancy and showed the rest of

    July 17, 2016 • Super Rugby • Views: 611

  • The Welsh Regional Rugby Transfers List

    Transfers in the Welsh Regions what is happening? Scarlets: In: Jonathan Davies (Centre) from Clermont Rhys Patchell (Fly half) from Cardiff Werner Kruger (Prop) from Bulls Jonathan Evans (Scrum Half) from Bath Richard Smith

    July 13, 2016 • Club, Pro 12, Uncategorized • Views: 514

  • The Breakdown: Wales vs. New Zealand June 2016 Tour

    Wales: Wales had set themselves a goal of herculean proportions in traveling to New Zealand and facing the All Blacks in a 3 test series. Not since 1953 have Wales beaten an All Black team, and never on New Zealand soil. Not even

    June 30, 2016 • Analysis • Views: 1182

  • Rugby Sevens at the Olympics: An Introduction

    After a wait of 92 years, Rugby Union is finally returning to the Olympic Games, this time in the far better-suited version of the game, Sevens. Taking place over a single weekend and with matches that last a mere fifteen

    June 20, 2016 • International, Uncategorized • Views: 1952

  • The Kicking Divide Between Hemispheres

    Update: 18/02/2017 France and Long-range are added as new categories. All other kicking stats have been updated where possible. Kicking statistics. I started this research into goal kicking as an act to become informed about

    June 11, 2016 • Analysis • Views: 15081

  • Why most International Alternate kits are so dull

    If you’ve been watching International Rugby for any decent amount of time, you will have noticed that the vast majority of teams have alternate kits, much like domestic teams. However unlike domestic teams, International

    June 8, 2016 • Opinion • Views: 5086

  • The South African Quota System

    Much has been said lately in the international rugby community about the appointment of Allister Coetzee. He has made a commitment to fifty percent of players being non-white by 2019. Much of the conversation has been around how

    April 21, 2016 • Opinion • Views: 1763

  • North vs South: The Difference Referees Can Make.

    Authors Note: A few disclaimers. The way referees interpret the laws of rugby is always subject to variation. It isn’t a judgment on the players on how they end up playing because players adapt to their environment. However, I

    April 11, 2016 • Opinion • Views: 2352