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France v Argentina Recap: Pumas Expose Gallic Flaws

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Arrogance cost France dearly against Argentina. Arrogance, frustrating inconsistency, inaccurate kicking, a lack of aggression, and the boot of Toulon-based fly-half Nicolás Sánchez, who kicked 15 of the Pumas’ 18 points as they won a tight encounter at Stade de France. France came into the game in buoyant mood after successive wins […]

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All Blacks Torch Wales In Final 20

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AUCKLAND, NZ – With about 20 minutes to go in this game I was starting to think of ways to apologize to the readership for predicting a 20-point All Blacks victory. Up until that point Wales had ripped into the visitors and led by three points. But, as the Irish found out last year at […]

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Rugby Punts Changing The NFL?

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BUFFALO, NY – The sport of rugby is certainly making its impact on the NFL landscape this season.  First it was tackling, with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll embracing rugby-style tackling and teaching it to his team, and now ruby punts seem to be taking the league by storm. Sure you can argue that […]

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England vs. Samoa Preview

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LONDON, ENGLAND – Stuart Lancaster has rung the changes for England’s Saturday matchup against Samoa. Ben Youngs moves into the starting fifteen, joined by Ben Morgan, George Ford, and James Haskell. Billy Vunipola and Danny Care are not even in the match-day twenty-three, and have been released back to their clubs. Lancaster commented on the situation […]

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All Blacks vs. Wales Preview

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AUCKLAND, NZ – The last test of the year for the All Blacks sees them travel to Cardiff, scene of one of their most infamous defeats in recent times. Of course, as we all know, this wasn’t to the home side but to France in the 2007 World Cup quarter-finals. To find the last time […]

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Weekend Rugby Preview: World Rugby Org, Autumn Internationals, Aviva, Pro12, Player Moves, USA Rugby

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NEW YORK, NY – The Autumn Internationals are winding down but that doesn’t mean they are losing any intensity. The SANZAR nations are a collective 4-2 vs the the 6 Nations unions (South Africa and Australia are 1-1; New Zealand is 2-0 (3-0 if you count that USA match). We will see what’s next for that group, cover the […]

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