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England finish strongly to pick up bonus point win over Fiji in RWC 2015 opener

So true, I'm no expert on the Fijian players, but when the commentator mentioned the clubs they play at largely very good french teams (when a back row sub came on that plays for Clermont Auvergne). Its clear there a very talented bunch.

First night nerves in slippery conditions, I'm more than happy with a bonus point win.

2 Years, 8 Months ago

A fascinating look, and listen, at Christian Lealiifano mic'd up during a match

The TV coverage of rugby union in Australia, seems to be second to none. Certainly from the clips shown here on RD. Another great innovation.

2 Years, 11 Months ago

Wallabies drop to lowest ever ranking as Wales climb - Results and Rankings recap

As an England fan, the closer we get to the world cup the more nervous I get of being in the same group as Wales and Australian. Seeing it there the 4th, 5th and 6th best teams in the world in the same group is not helping.

I wouldn't be surprised if Georgia move up the rankings. If they get above Italy after the world cup, the calls for promotion and relegation in the six nations will get louder and louder.

3 Years, 2 Months ago

England come from behind to beat Wales in opening Six Nations clash

Like many I though Haskell was amazing, he'd been pretty dam good for wasps for most of the season.But I thought once he went to play in New Zealand and Japan, he'd given up on international rugby and was basically traveling the world, while playing some rugby on the way. But he really has stepped it up to a new level. Even came across well on the post match interview, laughing at himself for running into the post and convincingly claiming to revel in the pre-match atmosphere.

3 Years, 3 Months ago

Six Nations 2015 : The Journalists' Preview

For the past 3 years now, I've been osculating between thinking England can win the world cup and England won't even get out of the group stages. Its no different with this six nations. Not only does the first game take on huge important, its the first scrum.

Ireland are favorites though and the WelshOspray called it about right.

3 Years, 3 Months ago

O2 Inside Line - Season 4 Episode 9 - England wrap up

Strange situation with the England team. Its been some time since they've impressed me this much, the first team, the squad players and a bunch of decent youngsters coming through. But that world cup group is making me very nervous on there day Wales an Australia can really turn in on.

4 Years, 1 Month ago

Saracens through to Heineken Cup semi final as 'Ash Splash' returns

I don't hate him, but "the splash" always comes across as far to arrogant, when he's compleatly by himself and has a free run at the post its just about ok, but he took an especially wide arch in order to do it, making the conversion far more difficult.

5 Years, 1 Month ago

Ian Madigan chip from behind tryline and winning try vs Glasgow Warriors

I remember when Cipriani started playing for wasps, commentators and myself penciled him in as a star of international rugby for the next 10 years, I'm sure the same will happen to this guy, i'm english put I hope it does happen.

This really does show the benefits of star players of the home nations going to play in France or the southern hemishphere, I'm sure sexton will grow as a player, experianceing a new rugby culture and Madigan will benefit for the regular starts its a win win for Ireland.

5 Years, 1 Month ago