#RWC2019 Week 4 Round-up

What a week it’s been at the Rugby World Cup as the pool matches drew to a close. Typhoon Hagibis caused havoc and destruction, but Japan has inspired the world with their resilience both on and off the rugby field. Tuesday 8th October #RSAvCAN FT66-7 A spectacle of tries for the Springboks as they eased […]

#RWC2019 Round 3 Round-Up

Monday 30 September 2019 #SCOvSAM FT34-0 Kick off 11:15 BST Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe City Scotland’s RWC campaign is back on track as they secured a bonus point win against Samoa. After an early flurry of points for the Scots, it took them right until the final minutes to get their fourth try in what […]

#RWC2019 Week 1 Round-Up

After a four year wait, the Rugby World Cup kicked off on Friday evening with a visually spectacular opening ceremony celebrating the iconic culture and traditions of Japan with Mount Fuji (and Richie McCaw) at its heart. With the return of the Webb Ellis Cup to the fold, the stage was set for the tournament’s […]

The World in Union: #RWC2019 Japan

The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off today in Tokyo, as hosts Japan take on Pool A rivals Russia. This is a completely new territory for the Rugby World Cup, and is the first time a World Cup has been hosted by a country other than one of the Tier 1 Nations. There is no […]

#RBS6Nations 2017 #Round1 round up 

It was another exhilarating first round of the RBS6Nations!  #SCOvIRE FT27-22 It kicked off with what turned out to be a classic Celtic clash at BT Murrayfield, with Scotland’s electric start leaving Ireland temporarily stunned. Despite a ferocious fight back by the Irish, Scotland survived, leaving Ireland with only a losing bonus point as consolation. […]

Six Nations 2016 Countdown…

It is now less than a week until the RBS Six Nations tournament kicks off again! Excited much?! And what an excellent 12 months of rugby it has been: Last season’s Super Saturday kept us all on the edge of our seats to see Ireland named champions, and then, a home World Cup gave us […]

Biscuits in Union – Rugby World Cup 2015

The 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off this weekend, and is being hosted in England, the spiritual home of the rugby. Legend has it that the game was invented by Rugby School student, William Webb Ellis, when he decided to pick up the ball during a regular football (soccer) game, thus inventing the egg-shaped ball […]

The Force Awakens: These aren’t the Easter eggs we’re looking for…

The ubiquitous Star Wars universe is full of “Easter Eggs”, and favourites from the franchise can also be found in other movie classics:  E.T species hold seats in the Galactic Senate in Phantom Menace (with stranded baby E.T. crying “home” at a passing Yoda in the 1982’s classic Halloween scene); R2-D2 and C-3P0 are depicted […]

Clash of Kings: Super Saturday Showdown

The conclusion of the 2015 RBS Six Nations championship proved worthy of a season finale George R.R.Martin himself would have been proud of. As the participant nations broke their fast yesterday morning, it was a three-way battle between Ireland, Wales and England, with an outside mathematical chance for France thrown in for good measure. There […]

Yippee “PI” yay day!!

Today is “pi day”, and was established by American math geeks to honour the mathematical constant pi.  As you may recall from those long distant geometry lessons, Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle as against its diameter.  No matter the size of the circle, pi is always the same! This year, […]