World champs South Africa ‘could join Six Nations and remain in Rugby Championship’

Former Springboks skipper Jean de Villiers has reopened the debate about the Springboks heading to the northern hemisphere…do you agree? 109-times capped South African skipper de Villiers believes the Springboks could play in a newly-expanded ‘Seven Nations’ while honouring their Rugby Championship commitments with Argentina, the All Blacks and Australia later on in the year….

Rory Best says northern hemisphere nations should play through the summer

Rory Best says the coronavirus crisis could offer northern hemisphere nations a chance to road test summer rugby with a view to aligning their seasons with their southern counterparts. Do northern hemisphere players and fans feel rugby is a summer sport? The former Ireland captain believes southern hemisphere nations’ historical dominance at World Cup time…

Eddie Jones to lead England at 2023 rugby World Cup in France

Fans up and down England have country have been coming to terms with the news that Eddie Jones will lead England at 2023 rugby World Cup in France. I for one love the idea. What’s not to love. Jones steered England to the final of the 2019 tournament in Japan, however the tremendous performance against…

Ireland announce training squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Japan will be the final charge for Ireland’s captain Rory Best, as he says goodbye to playing for Ireland at his fourth Rugby World Cup after he was named in Joe Schmidt’s training squad for Japan 2019. Ulster hooker Best, who announced in April that he would retire at the showpiece tournament, is one of…

Johnson reveals what really happened in Dublin

Possibly one of the highlights of the England 2003 6 Nations campaign, neigh of his career, Martin Johnson recounts the really happened in Dublin when he refused to move the England team to ensure the President of Ireland avoided going off the red carpet to shake hands with the Ireland team. Was it a masterclass…

Who will win Wales vs England?

With England overcoming a potential banana skin of French side in flux, England are preparing to take the golden chariot onto Cardiff, where an experienced Welsh side is preparing to rip into England’s growing confidence and possibly make their own stake for a Grand Slam. Eddie Jones has already stated his side will have to…

England won the match in the first 2 minutes…

As an Englishman with an Irish wife, Ireland vs England in the 6 Nations has always been a possible grounds for divorce. Whether is was a bad TMO decision, a ref not seeing a forward pass or simply a yellow card ruining a great match…we always found something to debate. Often our debates started with…

Where can you watch the 6 Nations on TV?

Whether its watching it at home, in the rugby club, at the pub or in Currys…here’s where to catch all the 6 Nations coverage this year. ROUND ONE France vs Wales…. Stade de France (Paris)…. Friday, February 1…. 8pm GMT…. BBC Scotland vs Italy… Murrayfield (Edinburgh)…. Saturday, February 2…. 2.15pm GMT…. BBC Ireland vs England…….

Who will win the 6 Nations in 2019?

So…it’s almost upon us. The Autumn series is now history, Christmas has passed and now all focus is on the of the 6 Nations and probably one of the most thrilling opening matches in the last few years, namely Ireland vs England. Both teams flying high in the world rankings face off in the opening…