Six Nations 2017: No complaints

I worked the first week of the championship and so missed Wales get off to a winning start against Italy. And for our second game against England I was actually across the border and attending a marriage preparation day (more on that at a later date). So I missed the Irish thumping the Italians and … Continue reading Six Nations 2017: No complaints

6 Nations 2016 Part 4: Too Little, Too Late

Today, with three matches remaining, the Six Nations Championship was pretty much resolved. The Scots upset the French, handing the title to England. It followed a tense game between Wales and England at Twickenham. In truth, England deserved the win having dominated for the majority of the game, but they still contrived to throw away … Continue reading 6 Nations 2016 Part 4: Too Little, Too Late

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

Six Nations 2015 Part 2: You, sir, are no gentleman

There's this old saying about the difference between rugby and football, usually spouted by slightly snooty rugby fans that says "Football is a gentleman's game played by ruffians, and rugby's a ruffian's game played by gentlemen". It comes from the idea that rugby is more physical but cleaner, with football being the preserve of thugs and … Continue reading Six Nations 2015 Part 2: You, sir, are no gentleman