Dave Nicoll

The 2015 Six Nations Team Of The Tournament

With the 2015 Six Nations over and done with, we take a look at the key players and select our XV of the tournament… 15. Leigh Halfpenny Halfpenny was a key man for Wales after putting in a number of key tackles and kicks to help keep his side in with a shout after a disappointing opening game. He also …

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13 Things That Are Confusing The Hell Out Of England Fans

We take a look at the 13 things that are currently leaving England fans maddeningly confused of late… 1.Figuring out what the game plan is 2.Why a kicking coach hasn’t been employed yet 3.Why Henry Slade isn’t being given a chance 4.Why Chris Robshaw’s captaincy is continually questioned by the press 5.Why it takes at least 20 minutes before the …

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14 Things That Confuse The Hell Out Of Rugby Fans

We take a look at the 14 things that continually confuse the hell out of rugby fans around the world… 1.How referee’s decide which side to award a penalty to when a scrum collapses 2.Why teams seem to be doing away with traditional cotton replicas 3.Why Sky continue to persist with Stuart Barnes as a commentator 4.Why it’s necessary to …

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6 Reasons France Are Currently Everything Wrong With International Rugby

We think France currently represent everything that is wrong with international rugby, here are six reasons why… 1.Foreign Imports Whilst there’s no doubting the commitment of players like Rory Kockott and Scott Spedding to the French cause, there doesn’t seem to be something quite right about their inclusion for Les Bleus. Neither player has any ties to the country other …

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5 Things Referee’s Need To Clamp Down On Immediately

There are a number of trends emerging in rugby that we think need clamping down on immediately, here are out top five… 1.Players complaining and appealing An area of growing concern for rugby fans is the number of players who now seem to be airing their complaints to referees. Officials should ensure that they go back to only discussing matters …

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7 Things Ireland Have Learnt From Victory Over England

After Ireland’s dominant display in Dublin against England this weekend, we take a look at seven things Joe Schmidt’s side will have learnt… 1.Joe Schmidt Is Possibly The Best Coach In The World Right Now What Ireland’s victory over England demonstrated best of all was that Joe Schmidt’s side are one of the best coached in the world right now. Their …

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9 Things England Will Have Learnt From Their Loss To Ireland

After yesterday’s defeat to Ireland we take a look at nine things England will have learnt after their trip to Dublin in this year’s Six Nations. 1. Now Is Not The Time To Panic England’s defeat to Ireland may have been their poorest performance in this year’s Six Nations, however now is not the time to panic and make rash …

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13 Struggles British Rugby Fans Know All Too Well

Virtually all British rugby fans will likely find they have these thirteen struggles in common… 1.Having best friends who aren’t as obsessed with rugby as you are 2.You use rugby references in everyday conversations but people rarely catch on 3.Trying to keep your cool when people claim rugby is “too boring” 4.Having to explain to non-rugby fans that league and …

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