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
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
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
Last week we noted it was time to go harass ESPN and demand they show Mitre 10 Cup games. While that battle continues, another reason to harass ESPN has developed - no Top 14 games! For as long as I can remember, ESPN3 has offered at least a couple of French Top 14 games per … Continue reading More Reasons to Harass ESPN; Other Rugby on TV this Week
Turn here for all of the important stuff you've missed over the past few days. We're in the midst of the dog days of rugby's summer, so we'll do the best we can. Hey, didn't you used to be Leigh Halfpenny? Here's a guy that went from battling to start for the British & Irish … Continue reading Dog Days Rugby Musings
Let me give you an idea how this is going to go right off the bat - I was recently named the self-appointed president of the "I Hope the Blue Bulls Lose Every Game Club," or the IHTBBLEGC for short. John Mitchell was hired and signed up to be the USA Eagles Head Coach in … Continue reading Closing the Door on the USA Rugby Mitchell Era
The Lions series in New Zealand ends not with a bang, but a whimper. Years of anticipation and weeks of regional preliminaries culminated in a largely referee-induced draw at Eden Park last weekend, ending not only the game, but the series, in a flat-footed tie. So as we marinate in the dual let-down that was … Continue reading What Should You Have Learned From The Lions Series?
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