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Retallick player of the year

Retallick has just been named the Worlds best player for 2014.

Well deserved!


Wales implode as Barrett brilliance seals All Blacks win

The All Blacks have ended their 2014 season with a win that turned out to be convincing at Millennium Stadium 34-16.

In his 100th match as captain, Richie McCaw would have been a little nervous about wether or not he would be celebrating the occasion in style with about twenty minutes left to play. 301 more words


Clontarf Ballimena AIL

Clontarf Hosted Ballinahinch in casttle avenue hoping to stop their losing streak facing a team on a good run of form.

After a very lively first half the game failed to kick off in the second half. 41 more words


Natural selection? England 2012-4

Wholehearted and hard-working, Stuart Lancaster’s men nonetheless lacked both composure and a cutting edge.”

The above is a line from a BBC’s match report on England’s narrow home loss against South Africa, from November 2012. 2,400 more words


Expat Dad SG reblogged this on Expat Dad SG and commented:

Sharing Sunday: A very good blog looking at England’s selections during Lancaster’s 32 games in charge (written before the Samoa game).

Snappy Titles are Important!

Ireland defeated Australia 26-23 in a hard-fought rugby international in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. Both sides suffered casualties but no fatalities were reported.

“I am over the moon!”, said one happy supporter, “but questions must be asked about the concession of a 17 point lead. 10 more words


Saturday 22nd November 2014

Saturday 22nd November 2014



How I was enticed by Pacific Island rugby

It all started less than a week into the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup in Australia. Wednesday October 15th will always be a date I remember as the day I fell in love with Pacific Island rugby. 723 more words