What’s Hot and What’s Not From July!
From Rugby World reader, Larissa Falls

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Tri Nations…The tournament’s tempo and intensity, McCaw becoming the all-time most winning All Black, his team’s kick-chase and restarts. Dagg’s Wellington try, Pocock’s work rate and O’Connor’s footwork.

RFU Council… For appointing the first RFUW representative.

London Irish…Not chasing the money by moving venues for the Heineken Cup but instead turning the Madjeski into a hostile home environment.

Banning the Vuvuzela…Thankyou…from everyone!

Italy…For taking their November matches around the country to increase the game’s exposure and hopefully the nation’s future player base.

ITV…Keeping the 2011 and 2015 World Cups on free-to-air television.


Tri Nations… Ill-discipline, yellow cards, head butts and dangerous tackles. The Wallabies under the high ball and South Africa’s poor performances. The Wellington wind, Melbourne’s turf troubles and photographed Kiwi tactics.

Injury Forced Retirements…There’s nothing worse than seeing players retire due to injury. Best wishes to Thom Evans and Harry Ellis.

WRWC Final Venue…Twickenham is ‘the Home of English Rugby’ not ‘the Home of English men’s Rugby.’ So why can’t the Women play their World Cup Final at the iconic stadium?

Aviva Premiership Broadcasting… The northern clubs (Sale, Newcastle and Leeds) have only 5 games televised between them, in 7 rounds!