Book Review: Hard Men of Rugby by Luke Upton

I got given this book for Christmas, and have thoroughly enjoyed reading it since then. Luke Upton has chosen twenty of the tough sports' tough guys and they reflect the global nature of the game, and the changes it has undergone. There are old school hard men who played in amateur era, a wild west … Continue reading Book Review: Hard Men of Rugby by Luke Upton

Book Review: Half Time by Nigel Owens

For those who don't know the name, Nigel Owens is a rugby referee who has gained quite a following due to him being quite funny both on and off the field. Refs in rugby wear microphones so television audiences have been treated to Nigel telling off hulking rugby players with some funny, jokey comments. Owens … Continue reading Book Review: Half Time by Nigel Owens

6 Nations 2016 Part 3: A Quiet Friday Night In, Shouting at the TV

The Wales vs France match is traditionally the Friday night match and has thrown up some decent games over the years, but the 2016 installment will not go down as a classic. The first half was a tight, frustrating affair as Wales dominated but encountered strong French defence. Not helping was that Dan Biggar missed … Continue reading 6 Nations 2016 Part 3: A Quiet Friday Night In, Shouting at the TV

RWC 2015: And now the thrilling conclusion…

Often a final can be a disappointment, but thankfully after a cracking tournament, New Zealand and Australia delivered a satisfying final act for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The first half saw the All Blacks on the attack, forcing some magnificent defending from the Australians. It was frustrating the New Zealanders and the question was … Continue reading RWC 2015: And now the thrilling conclusion…