Tag: Juan Imhoff

Clermont-Auvergne: A Curse Continues for Top 14 Teasers

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BERLIN, GERMANY – Clermont have a history of treating their fans in the same way humans tease kittens. Glory is dangled tantalizingly before thousands of expectant eyes, but just as the fans are ready to pounce, that glory is brutally yanked away. Clermont’s history of Top 14 final appearances reads: played 12, won 1. Add […]

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Rugby World Cup: Semi-Final Recap and Bronze Final Preview

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NEW YORK, NY – Courtesy of of my new website, Americas Rugby News, a merger of talents between myself and other great writers, we present our recap of the semi-finals and prepare you for the RWC Bronze Medal Match. New Zealand were able to fight off a very determined South Africa team. Australia were relentless […]

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Rugby World Cup: Quarter-Final Recap

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Heartbreak, euphoria, humiliation, tension, disbelief and despair – the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals wore all their emotions on their sleeves in a weekend that had tournament organisers breathing more easily than at any time since England’s ignominious and drawn-out departure became apparent with a match of the group stages to play. New […]

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Rugby World Cup: Pool C Preview

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LONDON, ENGLAND – Of all the pools in the Rugby World Cup, Pool C is by far the easiest to predict. Everyone who is anyone in rugby punditry says New Zealand will win their four group-stage matches with varying degrees of insouciant ease, leaving Argentina (ranked ninth in the world) and Tonga (11th) to fight […]

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Top 14 Recap: Bayonne Sunk on Cruel Final Day

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PARIS, FRANCE – The Top 14 is cruel. Last season, penalties in the final 10 minutes of two matches decided Perpignan’s fate. This season, Bordeaux’s play-off dream rested on the very last kick of the very last game of the regular season. But Lionel Beauxis fired a relatively straightforward kick wide of the posts. How […]

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European Champions Cup, Round 6: How Our Experts Fared

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Our Panel is comprised of West Ghana’s Rugby Rain Man Junoir Blaber, England’s Jamie Loyd, East Midlands’ Rugger Nick Hall, the infamous Ireland National, Declan Yeats, Englishman-in-Castres, James Harrington and contrived Kiwi Co-Host Johnathan Wicklow Barberie. NEW YORK, NY- The sixth and final round of pool play in the inaugural European Champions Cup is complete. […]

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