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Premiership Rugby on ESPN? A good idea? A great idea? Or none of the above?

So this weekend sees the start of another season of Premiership Rugby with a totally new broadcaster. I wonder which will have the greater impact on the entertainment? If the coverage is anything like that of the French Top 14, I’d say we are in for a rough season. Sometimes its great. Tomorrow night there

Womens World Cup, Great to see the belly back in International Rugby

I genuinely think it is. I’m not trying to insult, I understand its not altogether flattering but I just thought it was nice to see a bit of belly again, and there were some crackers on show. My personal favourite being sported by the South African replacement Hooker. For some reason the IRB aren’t using

Ireland Vs Barbarians, a positive start to a dodgy looking summer?

After all the bad news with injuries for the summer tour can Ireland put in a performance this evening that could brighten the mood a little? Looking at the teams: Ireland: R Kearney (Leinster), S Horgan (Leinster), G Duffy (Connacht), F McFadden (Leinster), A Trimble (Ulster), R O’Gara (Munster) cpt, P Stringer (Munster); M Horan

RBS Player of the Tournament- Shitlist

That time of the tournament again and the Gods have spoken, the shortlist announced as follows: Imanol Harinordoquy Mathieu Bastareaud Morgan Parra Thierry Dusautoir Tommy Bowe Shane Williams Come on lads, show some imagination will you. Undoubtedly Harinordoquy and Parra deserve their places but the rest seem to hint that this list was made before

What have scrums ever done for us anyway?

    Just to get things straight, I’m a Hooker. I should say I was a Hooker really but the feeling never leaves you. So officially I’m a believer but I’m just bored of scrums.  Scotland Vs England on the weekend was admittedly a total horse tranquiliser of a game. I dozed off for about

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