Dave Nicoll

England’s Six Nations Injury XV

We create a slightly bastardised England XV based on the current crop of injured players unavailable for some of all of the Six Nations. 1.Michael Paterson Although Paterson was unlikely to feature for the senior side he could of had a role for the Saxons so covers prop. 2.Ed Slater A lock by trade, Slater slots in at hooker to …

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11 Great Perks Of Being A Scrum Half

We find 11 reasons why it’s ‘great’ being a scrum half… 1.Finding a shirt that fits is never likely to be a problem 2.You can squeeze through the smallest of gaps with ease 3.If you make a big hit you will get considerable more praise than any other player on the pitch 4.You’ll never ever be asked to play in …

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Should This Be Ireland’s Starting XV For Their Six Nations Opener?

We select our Ireland starting XV for next weeks Six Nations opener against Italy in Rome… 15.Rob Kearney At the moment it’s hard to imagine anyone other than Kearney starting at full back for Ireland barring any major injuries. 14.Tommy Bowe Much like with Kearney, Bowe looks a sure bet for a spot on the wing such is his try …

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Our Six Nations Combined XV With A Twist

We’ve selected a Six Nations XV that has at least two players from every side in the tournament included to see what it might look like. The rules are quite simple, you have to select a minimum of two players from each side, and a maximum of three. To make it a little bit more interesting of the two players …

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6 Reasons Why Wales Will Win This Years Six Nations

We think the 2015 Six Nations could be a great one for Welsh fans as their in-form side will look to capitalise on the misfortune of others… For more tips head over to SBAT. 1.Consistency In Selection Whilst other sides have floundered in their selection policy over the last year or two, Wales coach Warren Gatland has remained relatively steadfast. …

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Is It Time For Rugby To Introduce A Proper Transfer Market?

Currently there seems to be a huge trend in rugby of players moving from Super Rugby to either Europe or Japan without many going the other way. This trend has become particularly apparent of late with a number of high profile players such as Dan Carter, Ma’a Nonu and Adam Ashley-Cooper amongst others having already agreed to a post-World Cup …

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