Tag: Rugby Wrap Up

Champions Cup Semi Final Previews: No Sleep ’til Edinburgh

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DUBLIN, IRL – I’m not going to sugarcoat it, last year’s European Rugby Champions Cup semifinals were horribly mediocre, about as run-of-the-mill as an IHOP steak or a fancy dinner at Applebee’s. Attendance figures were down and we unfortunately weren’t treated to the fireworks of a typical European semifinal. Hopefully this weekend’s semi finals between […]

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OUTRAGE! Rugby Rain Man Blasts British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour Squad Selection

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NEW YORK, NY – It hasn’t been enough time since the 2017 iteration of the British and Irish Lions Squad was announced, for agitated on-lookers such as myself to be free of some level of anger/discontent. The anger stems from looking at the squad and seeing a roster that fails to live up to the […]

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Singapore 7s (#sgrugby7s) Recap: @RugbyCanada 7s Upsets @Eagles7s For Title

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SINGAPORE – The World Rugby HSBC Sevens World Series was once again thrown for loop at the Singapore stop. In the tournament’s 2016 iteration we witnessed Kenya win their first ever cup and this year it was Canada‘s turn. As big a technical win as it was for Canada it was a great final and, […]

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Singapore 7s: @Eagles7s Analysis, Tournament Picks

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SINGAPORE – The world’s only island city-state, Singapore, will host the 8th leg of the 2016/2017 World Rugby HSBC 7s series.  Last year was the first the first time the tourney was back in Singapore in over a decade. After a fantastic party atmosphere and with some breathtaking rugby including the shock winning of the tournament […]

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Everest Awaits For Britain and Ireland’s Finest: Michael Halsey on British and Irish Lions

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NEW YORK, NY – “This, is your Everest, boys!” So said legendary British and Irish Lions‘ forward coach Jim Telfer’s immortal words (clip below) prior to the first test of the 1997 South Africa tour remain powerful enough to send a shiver down the spine of any rugby fan.  They serve as a reminder of […]

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Hong Kong 7s Recap: Fabulous Fiji; Eagles claim 4th; Spain Promoted

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HONG KONG, CHINA – The 2016/2017 World Rugby HSBC Sevens World Series has been different from the last few iterations. This edition of the series had one constant surrounded by a cyclone of unpredictability.  South Africa making the cup final seems to be the one constant, as it has happened in every leg. However, almost […]

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