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Top 14 Recap: The Mighty Fall At Toulouse And Toulon

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Last season, away wins in the Top 14 were rarer than rocking horse droppings. Hardly any side, it seemed, could buy a win on the road. At any price. There has been little so far to suggest this season will be any different. After three away wins on the opening weekend, the […]

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The Rugby Championship Round 4 Review

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AUCKLAND, NZ – The Rugby Championship round 4 saw two very contrasting games, a couple of unfortunate injuries and, thankfully, no qualms over officiating. I told you in the preview that the All Blacks/Springboks was most likely going to be a tough, old-fashioned encounter and that’s exactly what we saw in Wellington. Meanwhile over on […]

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Breathalyzers in Rugby? Should Drinkers Beware?

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RWU HQ – No, we’re not talking about the Breathalyzers used by police officers to see whether a person has been driving under after being “over-served.”No… These Breathalyzers can test whether or not an athlete has a concussion! According to BBC News, there is a new proposal for a breath test to be used on […]

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The Rugby Championship Round 4: Heavyweights, Officiating and Apartheid

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AUCKLAND, NZ – Alright, this is what The Rugby Championship needed. The greatest rivalry in rugby is about to hit us in the form of the All Blacks playing the Springboks – the heavyweight championship for global rugby supremacy. So much history, so much intensity, so much pride goes on the line when the team […]

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Weekend Rugby Preview: TRC, Top14, Premiership, Pro12, Currie, ITM, NRC Player Moves, USA Rugby

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NEW YORK, NY – Another weekend in September and another crowded fixture list. In case you have been hiding under a rock and are not sure why the fixture list is so crowded, we have all of Europe’s premier leagues, the three SANZAR domestic leagues and The Rugby Championship in action. Plus, there are transactions […]

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Top 14 Preview: Racing ‘Set To Bet €1m On Toulon Star’

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CASTRES, FRANCE – The wealth enjoyed by some Top 14 clubs is widely known – thanks to the deep pockets their owners and the sums broadcasters are prepared to fork out for TV rights. If respected sports newspaper Midi Olympique’s reports are accurate, things are about to move to a whole new level. According to […]

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