This has been a much-debated topic over the last few years, with many rugby fans feeling that Italy are simply making up the numbers at the top table of European rugby. However, are they really that bad? Can they get back to where they used to be, in the days of Castrogiovanni and Bortolami? In … Continue reading Is Italian rugby in trouble?
Even if you have only half-watched the English Premiership this season, you can't fail to have noticed that Leicester Tigers have looked hugely improved on the pitch. Ever since former head coach Aaron Mauger left the club, they have looked a shadow of themselves, constantly struggling at the foot of the table, and would have … Continue reading What has changed at Leicester Tigers this season?
The final game of the 2021 Six Nations tournament had a lot riding on it, with France looking to take the title away from Wales, having taken the Grand Slam away from them last week, whilst Scotland knew that a big win could see them finish second in the table. For France, the conditions were … Continue reading Six Nations 2021: France v Scotland
The headline game of the weekend definitely lived up to expectations, providing us with entertaining rugby of the highest quality at times. Wales knew that a win was all they needed to confirm the Grand Slam and seal the Six Nations title, whereas France knew that a victory for them would take the title race … Continue reading Six Nations 2021: France v Wales
This game had nothing hanging on it, with both sides long out of the title race, but both still wanted to end a disappointing tournament on a high. Ireland wanted to give themselves something to build on under head coach Andy Farrell, whilst England needed a result to renew their confidence after conceding the title … Continue reading Six Nations 2021: Ireland v England
This game saw the bottom two at the start of the day face off against each other at Murrayfield, with Scotland looking to get back on track after last week's disappointing result against Ireland, whilst Italy were hoping to finish their 2021 Six Nations with positives to build on going forward. However, whilst everyone was … Continue reading Six Nations 2021: Scotland v Italy
This matchup looked to be a really interesting game on paper, with Scotland playing really well so far, taking a lot of people by surprise, but sitting second-bottom of the table (although they do have a game in hand on the other teams around them). Ireland, meanwhile, sat a couple of places above them, but … Continue reading Six Nations 2021: Scotland v Ireland
This year's edition of Le Crunch saw a resurgent France who many tipped for the title before the tournament began face an England side hurting after seeing their title defence crumble, with a poor return after three games. However, France have had their rhythm interrupted after positive COVID-19 tests saw many of their key players … Continue reading Six Nations 2021: England v France
The first game of Round 4 saw top visit bottom, as struggling Italy looked to find a way to halt the Welsh assault on the Six Nations, which, even before this game happened, looked impossible. However, given Wales have been helped by two games where their opponents were down to 14 men, and one where … Continue reading Six Nations 2021: Italy v Wales
The rivalry between Wales and England always makes their annual clash one to watch. Both teams are in opposite form to how they were last year, with Wales flying high and playing much better, whilst England haven't really looked at the best so far this tournament, to put it mildly. Both sides needed the win, … Continue reading Six Nations 2021: Wales v England