Tag: Sam Warburton

Over to you, Mister Warren Gatland; Lions Squad Selection Preview

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CARDIFF, WALES – Lions fans the world over are waiting with baited breath ahead of next Wednesday’s tour squad announcement. Debating who should be in the squad, starting XV and who should captain the tour has been a favourite pastime of rugby fans in clubhouses and pubs across the globe over the past few months. […]

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My B&I Lions Starting XV Selection

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Northern hemisphere rugby needs a momentum-shifting victory more than ever, and it really can’t come soon enough. If the Rugby Championship-themed World Cup semifinals were wake up calls to the northern hemisphere’s rugby powers, England were the only ones who answered the call, humbling Michael Chekka’s Australia over the summer.   But, there’s hope…The 2017 […]

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Rugby World Cup Recap: Wales v Fiji and France v Canada

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Sometimes, even Dylan Thomas can’t cut it, and describing the extent of Wales’s struggles to put down a spirited Fiji in the Rugby World Cup Pool C clash requires help from a poet of another Celtic nation. Fortunately, Robbie Burns is always on hand to give the bard of the valleys a […]

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Rugby World Cup Weekend Recap: Pools A and B

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Rugby World Cup hosts England headed to Twickenham on Saturday full of quiet confidence. They left devastated after Wales collectively channelled Die Hard hero John McClane and refused to be beaten. The pressure is now on Stuart Lancaster’s men in white, who find themselves third in Pool A, with a must-win match […]

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Pro12 Round-up: A Guide to Who’s Hot, Not, & Round 1 Review

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Dublin, Ireland- This past weekend marked the first round of the Guinness Pro12’s fifteenth season, formerly called the Celtic League, Magner’s League, and RaboDirect Pro12, a major milestone celebrating the growth of Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and Italian club rugby over the past 15 years. After a class performance in last year’s final against Munster at […]

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Six Nations Preview: Wales Favourites To Beat England, But It’s Ireland’s Title To Lose

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CASTRES, FRANCE – A record 114million-billion-zillion American Football fans are coming down after Sunday’s Super Bowl; rugby fans in the southern hemisphere are banking up expectation ahead of the opening round of Super Rugby – but, in Europe, the excitement is already ramped all the way up to 111 as the RBS Six Nations kicks […]

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