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Top 14 Preview: Tension Mounts as Top 14 Enters Final Eight Weeks

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Eighteen regular Top 14 season weekends down, eight to go – and the play-off slots are currently occupied by, in order: Clermont, Toulon, Stade Francais, Racing Metro, Toulouse and Bordeaux. Breathing down Bordeaux necks are Grenoble and Oyonnax – followed by Montpellier who, despite their troubles earlier in the season, are ninth, […]

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Super Rugby: Round Four Preview

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AUCKLAND, NZ – Short and sweet this week guys and girls, Super Rugby round four will play out after a pretty tumultuous week of the field for one player at least. Observations: Karmichael Hunt has plead guilty to possession of cocaine in a Queensland court and was handed a fine of $2500. While that amount […]

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6 Nations Round 3: How Did Our Experts Fare

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The RWU Expert Panel is comprised of Rugby Rain Man Junoir Blaber, England’s Jamie Loyd, East Midlands man Nick Hall, infamous Ireland National, Declan Yeats, Englishman-in-Castres, James Harrington and contrived Kiwi Co-Host, Johnathan Wicklow Barberie. NEW YORK, NY – The third round of the 6 Nations was the chaos round. Usually when a 6 Nations round […]

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Aviva Premiership Round 16 Rugby Recap

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EXETER, ENGLAND – Chaos continues to reign in England. After fifteen rounds, only two points separated the third through sixth place teams. Astonishingly, things only got more compressed after this weekend. Now, five teams sit on 47 or 48 points, ranging from Bath in second to Leicester in sixth. Everything is set for a breathtaking finish […]

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Women’s Six Nations Round Three Review

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CASTRES, FRANCE – The third round of the Women’s Six Nations 2015 promised to be a mouthwatering affair and it certainly lived up to expectations. We’ll start with the Friday-night action in Montauban, where more than 8,000 people flocked to the Stade Sapiac to watch France take on Wales. Only points difference separated the two […]

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Six Nations Recap: PSA Rips Into French ‘Starlets’ After Wales Capitulation

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International rugby is about combat, humility. But, above all, it’s a collective sport. We don’t need starlets. In rugby, the team is the star and we need champions. Yesterday, I didn’t see any champions – or not many – France coach Philippe Saint-Andre CASTRES, FRANCE – France coach Philippe Saint-Andre left nothing to the rugby […]

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