Tri-Nations stranglehold a potential problem for rugby

November 8, 2010

Northern hemisphere hopes are raised at the start of every November but by the end of the month it has usually become crystal clear that the Tri-Nations’ stranglehold on world rugby remains as tight as ever.

The one thing rugby union could copy from league – 13 players

October 27, 2009

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Rugby union seems to be eternally engaged in a forlorn struggle to make itself more entertaining without losing its soul.

You can beat Europe’s top teams but you can’t beat the Six Nations

March 22, 2009

odriscolSouthern hemisphere fans might scoff at the quality of Europe’s premier rugby competition but, yet again, the Six Nations championship has proved itself unrivalled when it comes to unpredictability and excitement.

This glorious, unpredictable northern festival

February 15, 2009

Wales' Leigh Halfpenny celebrates his try against England with Andy Powell during their Six Nations rugby union match in CardiffYou wouldn’t have got great odds on Wales and France coming out on topĀ against England and Scotland respectively on the first day of the second weekend of the Six Nations.