Where England Went Wrong

England – where it all went wrong   Following Brian Moore’s wise advice, this is intended to be an analytical, dispassionate view in an attempt to assess where it all went wrong for England. I have counted to 10, lots of times. I have mostly managed to ignore the sledging of Australian friends and the […]

RWC 2015 – All Star Team

TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT The team of the tournament can only really be selected from teams who have progressed deep into the competition. So it is virtually impossible to make the cut unless you have played in a team that has reached the semi-finals at least. There will be a few honourable mentions for others […]

Why we should have known Japan would beat South Africa

The first instinct of many sports afficionados, after watching Japan's epic 34-32 win over South Africa, was to describe this as not only rugby's greatest ever upset, but the greatest in any sport. Perhaps it was; the giants of South Africa humbled by Japan, a nation without a World Cup win for 24 years in a […]

Ranting About Rugby

Preview – THE FINAL All logic points to a win for New Zealand. Consistency, experience and flair are there in abundance and they would win this match up probably 9 times out of 10. Indeed they have only lost 3 matches since the last final 4 years, to South Africa, England and most recently to […]