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The Drawing Board (15/6/2012)

Hello and welcome to Who’s Playing Who?’s weekly rugby blog. This week saw the first ever break in Super Rugby history for the internationals. So not that many games played over the weekend, but they were high quality none the less. The northern hemisphere teams are currently undertaking tours of each of the southern hemisphere countries, which is a step in the right direction for me. This allows for more drama to unfold during the course of the series, and gives teams a chance to work each other out over a few weeks. Well done whoever had the foresight to bring these back. Read more…

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Euro 2012 Preview – Group D

Quietly confident… Steven Gerrard looking smug ahead of Euro 2012. (Photo: PA)

Here we are. The fourth and final group to preview, and it’s an interesting one. Read more…

England squad for Euro 2012

New England boss Roy Hodgson has announced the following 23 players to represent England in Poland an Ukraine in their search for European glory this Summer. Read more…

Euro 2012 Draw

December 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Go easy on us, OK? Giovanni Trapattoni, coach of Republic of Ireland, Cesare Prandelli, coach of Italy, and Vicente del Bosque, coach of Spain, in Kiev (Source: GETTY IMAGES)

The Republic of Ireland will be counting themselves as quite unlucky as the draw for European football’s show-piece event was revealed in Kiev, Ukraine. Read more…

The Punt #23

No winners last week… This week will hopefully bring success, otherwise we might be looking to save our cash instead! Read more…

The Punt #22

We had a winner! David had small yet effective win, which unfortunately still left him in last place. For the first time ever, everyone is in negative territory… As we head deep into November, who is going to salvage their year? Read more…

The Punt #21

No winners this week, and things aren’t looking so crash hot. Some of our punters are sticking with tried and true methods, while others are thinking outside of the box in hope of cashing in big time. Read more…

The Monday Wrap – 10/10/11

October 10, 2011 Leave a comment

The Monday Wrap returns following a massive weekend of sport, and one enthused (by sport), yet heavily bored (by other things) author. Trying not to miss anything I’ll take a look at the return of the A-League, the Champions League Twenty20 finals, the Rugby World Cup quarter finals (although I’ll leave the main analysis to our man on the ground and the best in the business Shippy) as well as  the battle for Brookvale version two. All that and more in The Monday Wrap! Read more…

RWC 2011 – Quarter Final Preview

October 7, 2011 4 comments

It is down to the business end of the competition. The pool play has finished and all we are left with is the top eight teams in the world. To be honest, most of these teams were easy to predict that they would get through to the quarters. Perhaps only Argentina can claim that they are the only shock, but even then, it was not a huge stretch of the imagination to see them qualifying. Read more…

David does RWC – Days 9, 10 and 11

September 23, 2011 Leave a comment

The 2011 Rugby World Cup is well under way in New Zealand, and we’ve sent our Chief Rugby Analyst David Shipton along to cover the entire tournament for us (well… not really. He lives there.)

RWC Days 9, 10 and 11

The RWC has marched on through the week, only taking a break on Monday. The minnow nations that are taking part are beginning to tire a bit and I don’t really blame them. This is one area that I think the IRB needs to take a look at. The minnow’s (basically everyone bar those in the Six Nations and Tri Nations plus Argentina) have had such quick turnarounds that they are getting fatigued in the last 20 minutes of the game and letting the bigger sides romp all over them. How is it fair that they regularly have to play 2 games in a week (including at least one against the top dogs) yet none of the top teams have to play more than once a week? It would help even the playing field so much if they did this. Teams like Fiji and Samoa have enough talent to be competitive and win games against the top 10 but will stand no chance if they have had to back up a couple of days later and play a strong and well rested side? Anyway that’s my rant over, now onto the games. Read more…

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