What’d We Learn This Weekend – The Nothing Edition

Maybe I'm in the midst of the October doldrums, but I don't feel like we learned much last week.  So, let's look forward to next weekend and the European Champions Cup.  Here's a snapshot preview of some of what we'll see: Have Wasps been huffing bug spray? Make whatever excuse for them you like, nobody … Continue reading What’d We Learn This Weekend – The Nothing Edition

Advertisements

The Eagles (Eventually) Have a New Coach. Get Excited?

Gary Gold, a 50-year-old South African native and current Director of Rugby at Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership, will become the next head coach of the USA Eagles.  Eventually. Gold will complete the 2017-2018 season with Worcester before (supposedly) moving to Colorado and taking over the helm of the Eagles.  While the Eagles have … Continue reading The Eagles (Eventually) Have a New Coach. Get Excited?

What’d We Learn This Weekend? The Half-Assed Edition

The All Blacks are again tops in the Rugby Championship after defeating the Pumas 36-10 in Argentina on Saturday. While the margin seems hefty enough (especially for those of you that laid the 23 or so with your sportsbook), some are criticizing the All Blacks for their seeming inability to string together two consecutive equally … Continue reading What’d We Learn This Weekend? The Half-Assed Edition

What’d We Learn This Weekend? The Back in Black Edition

All Blacks Break out the Steamroller - For weeks, if not months, many have speculated that the All Blacks were coming back to the rest of the pack in World Rugby.  They were all wrong.  The machine that is the All Blacks stampeded all over the Springboks on Saturday in New Zealand, to the tune of … Continue reading What’d We Learn This Weekend? The Back in Black Edition

What’d We Learn This Weekend? – The US TV Crisis Highlights Week 1 in Europe

At a time where rugby has supposedly become the fastest-growing team sport in America, it is troubling indeed that we have fewer and fewer viewing options for international rugby in this country. Just a couple of short years ago, if you had a reasonably deep cable package, you had access to the following competitions on … Continue reading What’d We Learn This Weekend? – The US TV Crisis Highlights Week 1 in Europe

Time to Harass ESPN for Mitre 10 Cup, and Other Tuesday Notes

I noted yesterday that ESPN3 would be showing The Rugby Championship again this year.  The fact that ESPN continues to show TRC means they continue to have the SANZAAR broadcast license in the US, which also means they have the rights to the Mitre 10 Cup. Since ESPN has offered no indication that they will … Continue reading Time to Harass ESPN for Mitre 10 Cup, and Other Tuesday Notes

Jerkface ARU Still Trying to Cut Force

The Australian Rugby Union announced on Friday that they were incompetent jerkfaces who should be removed from their jobs (admittedly, they've made this announcement many times of late).  In a related move, they also announced their intention to remove the Western Force from Super Rugby. The ARU has been debating whether to remove the Force … Continue reading Jerkface ARU Still Trying to Cut Force