Category: Rugby Union

European Rugby – It’s Semi Finals time in the Challenge Cup and Champions Cup

European Rugby – It’s Semi Finals time in the Challenge Cup and Champions Cup

Challenge Cup. After reigning champions Saracens were knocked out by Leinster in the quarter finals of the Champions cup last weekend only two English teams are left in Europe, both in the Challenge cup where Gloucester have a home Semi against Newcastle. Both teams are doing well in The Aviva Premiership and are challenging for a […]

Blues through but the other Welsh sides will play to the final round

Blues through but the other Welsh sides will play to the final round

Challenge Cup The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup are reaching their final rounds.  In the Challenge Cup Cardiff Blues have secured a quarter final place.  They secured it at home to Toulouse. They have done exceptionally well to get through and even better to finish first. They were in a group with Sale Sharks, Lyon […]

Wales v Australia – The key match battles

Wales v Australia – The key match battles

Today in Cardiff, Wales take on Australia at the Principality Stadium. With exciting debutantes and a heightened security, this match has high expectations. Here are the teams: Wales Team Forwards 1 Rob Evans 2 Ken Owens 3 Tomas Francis 4 Jake Ball 5 Alun Wyn Jones (Captain) 6 Aaron Shingler 7 Josh Navidi 8 Taulupe […]

Wales national team selection – my opinion

Wales national team selection – my opinion

This is my opinion of the Wales squad selection for the Autumn internationals. Follow every Welsh Autumn international here, right up.. tothewhistle! Find all of the coming Autumn international news for England, Scotland and Ireland on sky sports Wales’ Autumn internationals team selection (bold: they are interesting decisions, in my opinion.) Forwards: Rob Evans, Wyn Jones, […]

England’s Number 8 ?

England’s Number 8 ?

England Rugby Back Row Injuries Josh Beaumont becomes the 4th England Rugby back row forward to sustain an injury prior to the Autumn internationals. His injury ruling him out for 3 months. Billy Vunipola has been ruled out for 4 months and Jack Clifford has dislocated his right shoulder requiring a scan. Likely Number 8 for the Autumn series, […]

English Premiership Kick Off! Gloucester v Exeter (Including Exclusive Interview)

English Premiership Kick Off! Gloucester v Exeter (Including Exclusive Interview)

The Champions of last season were fairly confident going into this game, as they decided to bench some of their star players. Jack Nowell and Thomas Francis were among players starting in the subs. Gloucester had a disappointing last season, finishing 9th, so they needed a good start. Though it was at their home ground, […]

Rugby Championship 2017 begins tomorrow!

Rugby Championship 2017 begins tomorrow!

At 11:00 am (UK time) tomorrow Australia and the All Blacks kick off the 2017 Rugby Championship. The favorites are obviously New Zealand, but the bottom is just as interesting as the top this year. Ever since Argentina joined South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in the competition, they have been regular winners of the […]

Well Well Well. What an end to the series!

Well Well Well. What an end to the series!

It’s not quite history, but it will be remembered. New Zealand 15  –  15 British and Irish Lions. A cup final has 1 winner and 1 loser. This was not a cup final. There was 2 losers, two winners and, like a cup final, two teams. The series ended in a draw. This ends the […]