What’d We Learn This Weekend – The Pre- and Mid-Game Diet Edition

On the one hand, the past weekend's international fixtures were thrilling to watch for the most part (hey, didn't you used to be the Springboks?).  On the other hand, while the games were entertaining, the results were generally within the realm of predictability.  Let's have a look at the major results: Instead of oranges, New … Continue reading What’d We Learn This Weekend – The Pre- and Mid-Game Diet Edition

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What’d We Learn This Weekend – The Abyss Edition

This past weekend may rate as the quietest on the rugby calendar, what with no Premiership, no European comps, and the November Internationals still a few days away. But hey, those Barbarian All Blacks were fun to watch, right? Indeed.  The Kiwi-laded version of the BaaBaas playing at Twickenham Saturday put on the most entertaining … Continue reading What’d We Learn This Weekend – The Abyss Edition

What’d We Learn This Weekend – The Hell Hath Frozen Over Edition

If the Earth is off its axis a bit today, blame the Wallabies.  Over the Weekend, the Aussies accomplished the impossible (at least for them), beating the All Blacks.  Yes, the match was in Australia.  Yes, the All Blacks were missing Beauden Barrett (who really seems to matter to them a lot).  Nevertheless, the Aussies … Continue reading What’d We Learn This Weekend – The Hell Hath Frozen Over Edition

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