Rugby Predictions for 2019

Rugby Predictions

Fresh from an extended Christmas break spent polishing my oval-shaped crystal ball, here are some predictions for who will win what in the year ahead. What do you think? Six Nations Winner: Ireland Runner-up: England Wooden Spoon: Italy After an incredible year in 2018 that included a Six Nations Grand Slam, Ireland remain the team to

Best of the Weekend: Northampton win absolute thriller

Courtney Lawes

Northampton Saints were unfancied when they faced the Bristol Bears on Saturday afternoon as their opponents had won both their home games this season. The game itself was a showcase of supreme rugby with both traditional pick-and-go tries, then equisite cross-kicks and brute power all on display. In the end

Best of the Weekend: Saracens continue winning run

Ben Earl

The Sunday afternoon fixture between defending champions Saracens and the much-fancied Gloucester was well-hyped pre-match, especially given the head-to-head between fly-halves Owen Farrell and Danny Cipriani. However the game was very much a one-sided affair, Saracens were just a class apart with the Wolfpack laying down the platform for the

Best of the Weekend: Springboks shock New Zealand in their own backyard

South Africa

In arguably their best performance of this decade, South Africa put on a display that mirrored the finest Springbok teams with great power in the pack lead by Malcom Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Franco Mostert and captain Siya Kolisi whilst the exquisite attack of Willie le Roux and Aphiwe Dyantyi proved

Best Of The Weekend: Might Of Exeter And Sarries To Collide In Final

Premiership semis leaves two heavyweights standing The 2018 Premiership semi-finals had a weekend ideally suited to running rugby, with both matches played on a scorching May Saturday. As last week’s European final proved, sometimes knockout rugby can be a little attritional, but the semi-finalists made light of that idea. In the first