The proprietors of the Six Nations clearly set up this year's fixture list with an eye toward an England-Ireland final round clash for all of the marbles. It seemed logical, right? Clearly those two squads would dispatch the other teams and meet with everything on the line at the end of it all? Ireland held … Continue reading The Tuesday Update — The English Have Ruined Everything Again Edition
For the entirety of last week, the buzz around Super Rugby was that the Blue Bulls were going to give the Lions all they could handle. Closer to home, the buzz was about how Uruguay was going to push the Eagles to the limit in what amounted to the championship game of the Americas Rugby … Continue reading Tuesday Update – The Fraudulent Contender Edition
Hey, didn't you used to be that team that was going to dethrone the All Blacks? As of last Friday, it seemed like England and Ireland were on a collision course toward a final-round Six Nations encounter with the winner taking both the competition and a Grand Slam. That final round fixture between Ireland and … Continue reading Tuesday Update – The Huge Letdown Edition
Hey, didn't you used to be the USA Eagles? After dominating Chile on Sunday, the Eagles are 3-0 in this year's Americas Rugby Championship, with only road matches in Uruguay and Brazil standing between the US and a clean grand slam in this year's ARC. While the ARC is not exactly the Six Nations in … Continue reading Tuesday Update – The Grand Slam? Edition
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
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
After five months of rugby action, four teams that deserve to compete for the championship trophy, and four teams that SANZAAR is contractually obligated to put into the Super Rugby playoffs, will take the pitch and determine, once and for all (or until next February), which Southern Hemisphere club stands supreme. Here's a hint - … Continue reading Super Rugby Playoff Preview!