Tag: Sergio Parisse

When Will We Take Rugby Seriously, America?

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Please welcome Rocky Brown to the RWU Cache of Contributors. RB is a rugby lifer and pundit. He’s a funny talker now living in the metro-NYC area. NEW YORK, NY – For over 20 years now I’ve heard people say that the USA is the sleeping giant of world rugby. A country blessed with great […]

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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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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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Six Nations Preview: Who Should Beware the Ides this March?

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Pundits beware, the final weekend of the 2014 Six Nations coincides with the Ides of March and therefore comes with few certainties. Or, to steal the almost unintelligible words of Donald Rumsfeld back in 2002: “There are known knowns – things we know that we know. There are known unknowns – that […]

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Six Nations Preview: Parisse To Miss BOD’s Dublin Farewell

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CASTRES, FRANCE – The fourth and penultimate weekend of the 2014 Six Nations could be the one that decides the tournament. Realistically, four teams – Wales, England, France and Ireland – are in the running for the title. The weird world of math insists we should add Scotland into the mix – but math and […]

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6 Nations Preview: Wales v France, England v Ireland, Italy v Scotland

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CARDIFF, WALES:  Controversially, Friday night rugby will be returning to the Six Nations. Tonight’s match will be contested between Wales and France at 3 pm EST, marking the first time since 2011 that a match has been played on a weekday. After two rounds, the French and Irish are the only teams without a loss, while England […]

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