England Ring The Changes For Australia 1st Autumn Test

Stuart Lancaster the England Coach has made several changes for the first of the Autumn Internationals on Saturday 2nd November at Twickenham Stadium against the fast improving Australia. The new faces or ones who got blooded in Argentina are, Joel Tomkins with his first cap at Outside Centre to Billy Twelevetrees Inside Centre. In the pack Billy Vunipola comes … [Read more...]

Rugby Championship 2013 – Review

So the Rugby Championship 2013 between Argentina (Pumas), Australia (Wallabies), New Zealand (All Blacks) and South Africa (Springboks) has come to an end. New Zealand have proved yet again to be the dominant force and worthy of their number one spot. With South Africa pushing them all the way and perhaps closing the gap. Australia still are very much a work yet to … [Read more...]

B&I Lions Tour Wash-up

The British & Irish Lions are in rude health thanks to Warren Gatlands brave selection and the depth of rugby talent in Wales, England Ireland and Scotland. As ever Australia was a tough place to tour and with just two losses The 2013 tourists can be well pleases with their trip. So what were the high points of the tour. Top of the list must be winning the third and … [Read more...]

B&I Lions 2nd Test Review – 3rd Test Preview

The British & Irish Lions paid for not pressing on in the second test as Australia took their chance late on to take the win 16-15. Leigh Halfpenny had a chance with a long range kick, but at best it was a long shot given the lack of wind in the enclosed stadium. The match started with the Lions pack under pressure, but they got that sorted and were able to put pressure on. … [Read more...]

B&I Lions Watch – 1st Test Review & Preview Rebels Game

The British & Irish Lions started their test campaign with a fortunate win Australia 21-23 British and Irish Lions. It has to be said this was not a vintage Lions performance as they still managed to include a fair number of errors in their show. Mike Phillips was a considerable second to Will Genia. Dead heat for George North and Israel Folau whilst Alex Cuthbert got one over … [Read more...]