Tag: Dylan Hartley

Ref Review: The Red Card & The Critical Error

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LONDON, ENGLAND – For those of you that have been completely in a box for the past weekend, there have been a few major events to happen this weekend. The first to happen was a rugby league referee got taken off his video referee assignment, due to a major mistake.  The second – and the […]

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Weekend Rugby Wrap-Up: USA vs Canada, Aviva, RaboDirect, Dylan Hartley, Barbarians, Elite Cup

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NEW YORK, NY – It was another excellent weekend of  international rugby, replete with big games and big plays.  Let’s get to it in this week’s Weekend Rugby Wrap-Up: Close to home, the Pacific Nations Cup featured a match-up between two rivals, Canada and Team USA.  On a slick pitch in misty Edmonton, Canada, the  […]

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Aviva Premiership Preview: Gary Gold, Dylan Hartley, Ben Foden, Nick Evans & Una Healy?

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LONDON, ENGLAND – I am here, in the land that made Tea and Fish-n-Chips part of the international vocabulary, to do a proper preview of the Aviva Premiership. In this era of sponsors on steroids, the Premier Division in England is called Aviva… after its sponsor. But enough of the marketing talk. Let’s get down […]

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RUGBY WORLD CUP FINAL 8: MINNOWS EATEN, NORTHERN HEMISPHERE MUSINGS

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CHRIST CHURCH, NZ – We’re done with Pool Play. The Minnows (Tier 2 Nations) heroic up-stream swim is over – the Big Fish devoured them, predictably and unpredictably. Gone as well are Tier 1A Nations like Samoa, Fiji, Scotland – the Red Sox of the Rugby World Cup – and Tonga, who beat France!  The […]

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