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 […]

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 […]

Tales from the Six Kingdoms: “A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep”

The 2015 Six Nations Championship kicked off in true George R.R.Martin style on Friday night as Wales’s mind games failed to rattle Robshaw’s men at the Millennium Stadium.   The BBC’s homage to the HBO fantasy blockbuster, Game of Thrones, was well timed in readiness for the biggest opening clash for a decade. The scene […]

Six Biscuits 2014: That’s the way the cookie crumbles…

Super Saturday – March 15th 2014 And there we all were again: All poised for an exhilarating day of international rugby.  Super Saturday has become a legendary, not-to-be-missed, date for the diary, and 2014 certainly didn’t disappoint. With none of the nations being in a position to seize the coveted Grand Slam title, the final […]

Blood Bowl Weekend 2014: Six Nations and Super Bowl Mash-Up

What a weekend for lovers of sporting spectacles it has been!  Not only have we just spent a significant proportion of the weekend glued to our tellies watching six European teams battle it out for a round one advantage in this year’s RBS Six Nations tournament, but we are now left counting down the hours […]

Super Saturday 2013: Capitulation in Cardiff

Of one thing we could be certain:  Whatever the result of the England v Wales fixture, tears would be shed in Cardiff. The final round of the 2013 RBS Six Nations tournament ended in historic fashion, as Howley’s fifteen thwarted Lancaster’s bombers’ hopes of attaining their first Grand Slam title since 2003.  And bombed they […]