There’s a reason they rate things out of 10

I needed to mull on that a while, the third test and the series as a whole. Looking back, it was a phenomenal achievement to have drawn it. Effectively, it took a sending off in the second test and a bad call at the end of the third for the Lions to even scrape a... Continue Reading →


Sexton and/or Farrell

Sexton AND Farrell  People say there’s no substitute for speed, but intelligence is the trait I value most. I’ve always liked having a ball player at inside centre. It's an extra pair of eyes, another decision maker, a second quarterback if you like. It allows a team to play more expansively and provides a secondary distributor in... Continue Reading →

Lions Squad: First Impressions

I was like a kid on Christmas morning at around lunchtime today. Finally, we have our 2017 British & Irish Lions. As expected Sam Warburton captains the squad and becomes only the second person to have had the privilege of captaining two tours. Martin Johnson was the other, I think he played for England! Gatland... Continue Reading →

How good are these All Blacks?

Em..... very very good. End of Article? Not quite. In the aftermath of the 2015 Rugby World Cup the All Blacks saw Dan Carter, Conrad Smith and Ma’a Nonu head overseas for lucrative contracts. After 148 caps, Richie McCaw decided to hang up his boots and not long after there was a movie about his... Continue Reading →

My Expected Lions Squad

Is this the Lions 2017 squad? Props (6): Jack McGrath (Ire), Joe Marler (Eng), Tadgh Furlong (Ire), Dan Cole (Eng), Mako Vunipola (Eng), Cian Healy (Ire), Zander Ferguson (Sco) Hookers (3): Rory Best (Ire), Dylan Hartley (Eng), Fraser Brown (Sco) Locks (4): Alun Wyn Jones (Wal), Courtney Lawes (Eng), Joe Launchbury (Eng), Jonny Gray (Sco)... Continue Reading →

Lions Selection 2017

In a weeks time Warren Gatland will name a 37 man squad that he believes can travel to New Zealand and win a Test Series against the All Blacks. Seems straight forward enough but its worth noting that the last Lions tour to be successful in the land of the long white cloud was way... Continue Reading →

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