Tag: James Harrington

Rugby TV and Pod: French Sensation Mathieu Bastareaud re RUNY, MLR, Leaving Toulon, RWC Omission

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NEW YORK, NY – Some say it is better to give than receive, particularly around the holidays. But oh by gosh by golly, we loved receiving the gift of Mathieu Bastareaud sitting for our Week #120 show, live from the Pig N Whistle on W36th Street. Mathieu, French actor and restaurateur Pascal Escriout and our […]

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STUDIO SHOW: Champions Cup, Top14 Pillage, Zebo, Rugby in USA. Mark Griffin, James Harrington, Ronan Nelson

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NEW YORK, NY – Part III of Show 20’s weekly Fantasy Sports Network show features our Eclectic Panel weighing in after hearing Irish Rugby Legend George Hook’s segment about Simon Zebo and Rugby Mothers putting Rugby in peril. James Harrington of RugbyPass.com & EspnScrum.com joins our Ronan Nelson, Irishman-In-The-Pub Nick Murray, former USA Rugby Eagle […]

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Has Canada Lost Cudmore for Good as Oyonnax Beckons?

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Jamie Cudmore has left the door ajar for a future approach from Canada, despite turning his back on a coaching role with the Canucks to sign a four-year playing-and-coaching deal with French outfit Oyonnax. Cudmore said: “It’s been a few months of to-and-fro but we’ve finally got ink on paper. “Oyonnax have a hugely […]

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Don’t Cry for Me: Piri Weepu

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Former All Black Piri Weepu has put professional concerns on the backburner for the moment as he concentrates on finding a way to enjoy his rugby again. The 32-year-old half-back has yet to make his debut with amateur side Saint-Sulpice-sur-Tarn, who play in the sixth tier of French rugby. He arrived at the […]

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Sharks Head North To Toulouse

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TOULOUSE, FRANCE – South African Super Rugby franchise The Sharks will head to France next year for a second year in succession. They will play Top 14 side Toulouse at Stade Ernest Wallon on February 11, 2016, organisers revealed at a press conference this week. Toulouse will field a side likely to be missing a […]

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Rugby World Cup: New Zealand v France Preview

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AUCKLAND, NZ, AND CASTRES, FRANCE – One Rugby World Cup quarter-final* really caught our attention at Rugby Wrap Up Towers – New Zealand v France. So, we cuffed our Super Rugby expert Jamie Wall and our Top 14 writer James Harrington to their computers and let them fight it out over the interweb. Here’s what […]

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