Aviva Premiership 2016/17: Round 18 Predictions


Bristol v Gloucester Having lost to Worcester, Bristol knows it is running out of time to avoid relegation. With Exeter (a), Wasps (h), Saracens (a) and Newcastle (h) still to come, this is one they really need to win. With that motivation, and Gloucester in disarray, I'm backing them

Guinness PRO12 2016/17: Round 18 Predictions


Scarlets vs EdinburghWith Scarlets pushing hard for a play-off position, and Edinburgh with little left to aim for this season, this looks like a home win. I expect the visitors to have plenty of territory and possession; but it’s what you do with the ball that matters, and that is

Super Rugby Predictions 2017: Round 5

Super Rugby Predictions

Confidence is high after last week's GSP on Superbru, taking the winning streak to 12 matches in a row. Let's hope we can keep it up for Round 5, and start hitting some more margins too.Crusaders v Force This is a gift to start off the round - you never

Super Rugby 2017: 5 things we learned in Round 4


Embed from Getty ImagesSharks catch wake up callA 71st minute Curwin Bosch penalty helped the Sharks avoid an embarrassing defeat to the Kings at home when they won 19-17 on Saturday. The visitors felt somewhat insulted when the Sharks chose to rest a number of regulars for their encounter

Six Nations 2017: Scotland Player Ratings Versus Italy


Comfortably beating inferior sides has hardly been a hallmark of Scottish rugby over the last few years so after the calamity at Twickenham last week the optimism generated among supporters by wins against Wales and Ireland was laced with trepidation ahead of kick off. The Murrayfield faithful’s fears proved groundless

Six Nations 2017: Ireland Player Ratings versus England


"Traffic Report: Chariot loses wheel outside Lansdowne Road Station"It's always special an Ireland v England game in Dublin. To all the commentators in the lead up stating that it was a "dead rubber" obviously have very little concept of the English coming to town on an 18 game win streak

Six Nations 2017: Wales Player Ratings versus France


Wales succumbed to what will surely go down as the most farcical and latest finish in Six Nations history after conceding a converted try following 20 minutes of injury time. Scrum resets, sin-binnings, HIAs, alleged cheating, biting accusations and uncertainty over the use of replacements were all talking points from