It was 1984. Australia were led into battle by the rugby equivalent of Donald Trump, a political speech-writer (and future radio chat-show host) named Alan Jones. With only one season…
How to attack the All Blacks way from set-piece: New Zealand v Argentina analysis
They say you cannot score tries from set-piece at the highest level any more. They are wrong. Over the past few years, New Zealand has steadily taken over from Australia…
Can Argentina break into the world’s ‘top three’?
Times, they may be a changing. The traditional triumvirate of power in the Southern Hemisphere – New Zealand, Australia and South Africa – is no longer the all-powerful force it…
Are the British and Irish Lions viable in the modern era?
Everyone loves the British & Irish Lions. We’ve all experienced the emotional tug of that 1997 South Africa tour video. Or heard tales told by our parents about the greatest…
Super Rugby: Ardie Savea analysis
Ardie Savea had a whale of a game against Sam Cane, the incumbent All Blacks No 7, in the Hurricanes’ Super Rugby semi-final win over the Chiefs in Wellington. From…
How will the 2017 Lions beat the All Blacks?
Although Wales eventually lost the Test series 3-0 to the All Blacks, nobody could claim they did not go down fighting. Wales scored five tries in the first two Tests…
How the southern hemisphere has changed Leicester Tigers’ attack
Ben Youngs is helping to transfer the attacking style Eddie Jones has introduced with England to the Leicester Tigers game plan
Analysis: Why New Zealand are masters of the offload
We compare the offloading skills of New Zealand and France to discover why the All Blacks are masters of the art
Analysis: How Wales’ attacking transplant came too late
They may have lost to England, but there are positives for Wales to take from their attacking game late on
Analysis: How will England’s defence stand up against Wales?
We take a look at holes in England's defence against Ireland and how Wales might look to exploit these issues in the Six Nations