Tag: Jacques Brunel

Rugby TV & Podcast: French Rugby Plight, World Rugby’s Spanish Inquisition. Ex-Stade CEO Pierre Arnald, Steve Lewis

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NEW YORK, NY – With many rugby dignitaries in town for Richard Sexton’s Captain’s Knock Rugby Legends Dinner, we were particularly interested in chatting with Pierre Arnald, former CEO of Stade Francais and Clermont player. Monsieur Arnald is joined by Steve Lewis and host Matt McCarthy re: -The State of Les Bleus –Racing 92/Stade Francais […]

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Rugby TV/Podcast: 6Nations Banter & Predictions. Hook, Pengelly, Lewis, McCarthy

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*Watch or Download Podcast ? NEW YORK, NY – After a brief respite, Six Nations rugby is back. That means Week 38 of our Fantasy Sports Network show has #6Nations banter, predictions and opinions from our prolific Pundit Panel George Hook, Martin “007” Pengelly of The Guardian, Steve “The Lizard” Lewis and host Matt McCarthy. The topics: -England’s […]

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Rugby World Cup: Pool D Preview

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LONDON, ENGLAND –  Three Six Nations rivals line up in Pool D of the Rugby World Cup. History dictates that France and Ireland will qualify ahead of Italy – with the big question on most people’s lips being who will go on to lose to pre-tournament champions-elect New Zealand in the quarter-finals. That does Canada […]

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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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6N Preview & Picks: Italy’s Set-Piece Chewed Up After Dog Bites Man

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Italy’s 109-cap tighthead prop Martin Castrogiovanni will sit out this week’s Six Nations’ match against Scotland after a friend’s dog ate his nose. The excuse generally employed by students to explain away a suspicious absence of homework has been described by Italy as “a minor household incident” – although, it doesn’t sound […]

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State of the Unions: Italy

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ROME, ITALY – Rugby Wrap Up is kicking off a weekly series, checking in on the state of the Northern Hemisphere’s  rugby unions a year ahead of the World Cup. We should be posting every Tuesday from here on, so check back and see how your favorite nation stacks up. We’ll be profiling teams in reverse order […]

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