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Plus ca change, mais c’est la meme chose

Will it be the same 15 as started for Wales last Saturday or will the selector(s) stick with the same team? That’s a question that’s been kicked around in many a bar ever since the middle of the first half of the match against Ireland where the performance was pretty woeful. Here’s my plan for […]

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Scrums are ruining the game of Rugby

Earlier today I was watching yet another repeat of the timeless 1973 classic match between the Barbarians and New Zealand. It seemed so refreshing to see a game where scrums existed to help restart the game after a breakdown in play. I reckon that on most occasions it took about 40 seconds from the referee […]

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Is this the fastest man to play rugby?

There’s an old adage in rugby that there’s no way to deal with speed on the field, this sums it up really well: httpv://youtu.be/gA5bwqVN5LM The Player is Carlin Isles, who sadly doesn’t appear to have any Welsh blood in him.

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What do I know about Rugby? Well: Congratulations are definitely in order

I had made 2 predictions for today‚Äôs rugby internationals: Wales to beat Australia by 5 points New Zealand to beat England by at least 30 points How wrong was that? How on earth could I have been so far away from the right results. After all, I do think I know a little about the […]

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Isn’t respect a 2 way street?

New Zealand, or is that The New Zealand All Blacks, or is it just the All Blacks? I was confused when I heard the announcers refer to them as all of the above, but there is no denying the power of their brand, a brand that not only commands respect but, far too often, demands […]