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Cardiff's top five 6Nations matchday breakfasts

For all of you heading to Cardiff for the rugby on  Saturday, the following is a quick list of the best breakfasts you can find. Its the most important meal of the day you know… No. 8: Westgate St. The official breakfast of the WRU, not that you would expect many of the squad in

Ferris starts, O'Connell making all the right noises, can they do it? Does it really matter? Will Gatland ever shut-up?

Ferris Included in Starting Line-Up  Sweet sweet music to my ears. Having listened to Gatland prattle on about closing roof’s and untrustworthy locks all week I have been proud to hear the legend of Deccie keeping it positive and brief. O’Connell pitched in with the following earlier: Structurally their attack goes out the window. Once they’ve

Teams, Times and a tip for each game, 6Nations Round 2

Wales Vs Scotland, 14:00 13/02/2010 Wales:Lee Byrne (Ospreys); Leigh Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues), James Hook (Ospreys), Jamie Roberts (Cardiff Blues), Shane Williams (Ospreys); Stephen Jones (Scarlets), Gareth Cooper (Cardiff Blues); Paul James (Ospreys), Gareth Williams (Cardiff Blues), Adam Jones (Ospreys), Jonathan Thomas (Ospreys), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Andy Powell (Cardiff Blues), Martyn Williams (Cardiff Blues), Ryan

Highlight of the opening 6 Nations weekend? Newport Gwent Dragons

There I’ve said it. The genuine highlight of the weekend had to be Will Harries’ beautiful solo effort shortly after the French gave up at half time in Scotland. Ireland Vs Italy: Both sides poorer than expected, opening weekend rustiness or not. There were brief glimpses of Craig Gower not being another ‘Bergamasco’ but all

Attoub enlists Lee Byrne's legal team for appeal

Or at least he should. Lee Byrne’s appeal has gone remarkably well and on the most part, without enquiry as far as I can see. It seems to me that there has been a dramatic turn around on the behalf of the Independent Disciplinary Committee who less than a week ago told us: The independent

Heineken Cup Round 6, Where did it all go wrong?

About 5pm Saturday afternoon. Stade Francais let me down then Leinster and ultimately I got taught a lesson on Sunday afternoon betting against my local club, shame on me. Still a great weekend for Rugby all round, some amazing games to look forward too and nine out of twelve of my predictions came through. I

Heineken Cup Round 6, the accumulator dream continues

Played 4 won 4. Thanks in no small way go to Scott Johnsons genius tactics. 16 men on the field of play for over a minute has got to be highly commended

2 Down 10 to go…. Its on

Not exactly a vintage performance, certainly vintage Munster. Never doubted it for a second anyway, in other news 2 down 10 to go…

Heineken Cup Round 6 How do you turn £1 into £312.43? 12 predictions

Round six has finally arrived. I know there was Challenge Cup last night but Wasps Vs Racing game just wasn’t important enough for me to get excited about. This weekend its quite literally, all happening.  Munster Vs Northampton, I can barely wait. I’m sure, absolutely sure we are in for a landmark Munster performance, I

Ulster give Bath a pasting before they have even kicked off

Go On Ulster. Not something you will here very often from a proud Munster fan but I mean it, Go On Ulster. Whilst twittering away a bit of time earlier I came across this update from Ulster rugby cracking, fair play to ’em. International rugby for a tenner, can you say fairer than that? It got

Bill Mclaren R.I.P.

No finer gentleman in the game. An epic commentator.  I’ve just read a fantastic idea on John Beattie’s blog to rename a stand at Murrayfield in his honour, ‘The Bill Mclaren stand’. Got a lovely ring to it I’m sure you’ll agree. Here is a little video I put together to remember him.