Introducing The Principality Stadium – An insight into the beginnings of Wales’ identity crisis

Tomorrow (Friday 22nd January), the iconic Millennium Stadium will  officially assume the name of its new sponsor, the Welsh Building Society, The Principality.  Whilst most modern stadiums adopt sponsors nowadays, it’s going to take a great deal of getting used to.   It is an interesting choice of sponsor.  Not because this organisation is not […]

#RWC2015 Quarter Final Round-up: Zut alors! Southern Hemisphere sides smash into the Semis!

After a balanced NorthvSouth set up for the Quarters, the Northern Hemisphere failed to get a foot in the Semis.  For the first time, the final four will be a play-off amongst the Rugby Championship teams. Japan remain the only Northern Hemisphere team to beat one of the tri – nations. Whist Wales and Scotland […]

RWC2015 – Quarter Final Preview – That’s the way the cookies crumble

Well, it certainly has been one heck of a roller-coaster ride so far!   Legends are born here. Blood & sweat. Dreams made, broken. Rugby is our game. #RWCHaikus The pool stage of the RWC2015 has been sensational, and has been full of drama and controversy.  The 40 matches have been a delight to experience, […]

RWC2015 Round-Up – Week 3: Historic Heartbreak at HQ

All eyes were on England this week, following its defeat by Wales last Saturday.  We were on the cusp of one of the greatest RWC upsets of all time… #TGAvNAM Another exceptional and historic match in Exeter, as Namibia narrowly miss out on securing their first World Cup win.  Captain Jacques Burger was visible frustrated, […]

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 […]

Cintus Supremus: The essence of an 80s childhood

 I have vivid memories of the first time that I saw Steven Spielberg’s 1982 sci-fi classic, E.T:  It was 1985, and my mum had taken me and my little sister to the re-release of the movie at the Odeon cinema on Swansea’s Kingsway. It was unlike anything I had experienced before.  It was mesmerising, wonderful […]

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 […]

Yippee Ki Yay Mother Rugger!

Rugby, the John McClane of British Sport, is back with a vengeance this weekend, as we welcome the return of our favourite rugby tournament, the Six Nations Championship. Over the next six weeks, the subzero gloominess of Winter will thaw, and Super Saturday will herald the long awaited start of Spring. Tens of thousands of […]