The other weekend, thanks to BT Sport, I got the chance to sit down with two of the voices of rugby, Nick Mullins and Ben Kay, and ask them about the work that goes into being a commentator.What is the secret to great rugby commentary?Nick Mullins: With radio you are
This weekend, I was lucky enough to witness two fantastic matches of European rugby. Thanks to BT Sport, I headed up to Edinburgh to watch the finals of the Challenge and Champions Cups, see how they produce their coverage, and chat to some of the pundits.Then there was the small
Ashton and his Saracens make historyNorth London was celebrating a second Champions Cup victory in as many seasons on Saturdays, as Saracens pulled clear at the end of an epic encounter with Clermont. It was comfortably the most pulsating showpiece event since Leinster saw off Saints six years ago, with
The end of the week has crept up on me a little, as has the end of the season to be honest!I'm looking forward to this game though, and it should be a great weekend in Edinburgh. Henry Ker will be at the game as a guest of
Saracens subdue Munster at the AvivaThe reigning champions, Saracens, made it through to yet another Champions Cup final by dispatching Munster in typically no-nonsense fashion. It will be the third time in four years that they have partaken in the showpiece event of European Rugby, and will feel all the
We have the prospect of two scintillating semi-final matches this weekend, and I seem to be predicting two Away wins, most unusually.Munster v Saracens
This should be a cracker with the two European powerhouses slugging it out. If the game were being played at Thomond Park, I would back Munster
There is much at stake in the Champions Cup this weekend, not least places on the Lions Tour to New Zealand.Here are my predictions for the quarter-final matches.Leinster v Wasps
Top of the Pro12 takes on top of the Premiership, and this is a great tie to kick off the quarter-final
With trading closed in the pool stages of European Competition for another season, it's time to see whose Lions stock has gone up, and whose has gone down.GOING UPTommy Taylor
In a frankly abject game on Sunday afternoon, Tommy Taylor was one of the only bright spots. Taylor picked several brilliant
No nerves as Glasgow power throughNot much of a fortress, is it? Welford Road, I am talking about. Glasgow made it look like a training ground run out from the get-go against Leicester. It was meant to be a tough, nervous game against opponents with history and playing for pride.
Here are my Superbru picks for Round 6 of the Champions Cup, where the quarter-final lineups will be confirmed.Castres v Leinster
Leinster have already guaranteed qualification, but they will want to win to ensure a home quarter-final. All French away trips are tough, but I think they'll do it.