Posts Tagged ‘italy’

The Punt #99

No winners in #98. Just one week to go until our 100th edition of this great weekly article, and we’ve got something special planned. But for now, our team will be looking to build momentum headed into #100.

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The Punt #98

Adrian and Matt both won last week. Matt retained his spot in second, while Adrian jumped to third. Where’s the money headed this week? Let’s take a look…

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The Punt #81

Matt won again, but there was no joy for our other punters… Will this be the week? We certainly hope so!

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The Drawing Board – End of year tour review

December 7, 2012 Leave a comment

A stunning victory by England over world champions New Zealand and seven tries from Ireland against Argentina were two rare high points for the home nations in the November internationals against the visitors from the south. Read more…

Euro 2012 Preview – Group C

Spain will be hoping baked goods aren’t the only thing they’re presented with this Summer… Fernando Llorente accepts bread on behalf of his team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Part III of my Euro 2012 preview is here, and it just keeps getting better, with another quality group to put under the microscope. Details of our Fantasy league also inside. 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…

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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