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Series win marks dawn of Indian dominance

During the final session of day two in Ahmedabad, as Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant reverse paddled James Anderson for four, it felt like we were witnessing a watershed moment in the landscape of test cricket. The shot, so innovative, dispatched the bowler, so legendary – a perfect encapsulation of out with the old and in […]

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Scotland’s Paris victory seals Six Nations title for Wales

This final week of the Six Nations has ultimately decided where each team stands both in the table and more generally in the landscape of world rugby. So, what exactly happened in each season-defining encounter?Super Saturday kicked off in Edinburgh’s glorious afternoon sunshine with Scotland facing Italy. A try from captain Luca Bigi five minutes […]

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Wales on verge of Grand Slam after penultimate Six Nations weekend

Wales took another step closer to a shock 2021 Six Nations win following an imperious performance in Rome and losses for both rival contenders, France and Scotland, in what proved to be an enthralling weekend of rugby. Wales outplayed, outthought and outworked a dawdling Italian side which more than ever have looked out of their […]

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Plenty to play for in penultimate Six Nations round

This weekend marks the second last round of the 2021 Six Nations. Expect entertaining and compelling rugby throughout, with all three matches involving the remaining title contenders, Wales, France and Scotland, while their respective opponents Italy, England and Ireland all have a point to prove. So, what exactly should we look forward to in each […]

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Grand Slam becomes real prospect for Wales after England victory

Nothing raises the heart rate like a Wales-England match in Cardiff – an entire nation enkindled by pyrotechnics, Eddie Butler’s soliloquys and hair-raising anthems, all before kick-off. Thereafter, the nerves only proliferate. For Welsh supporters on Saturday, these nerves finally settled in the 74th minute, when replacement fly-half Callum Sheedy knocked over his third penalty […]

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Scotland’s Six Nations hopes shattered by Wales.

Thirty minutes into their Six Nations encounter with Wales, Scotland seemed to be having the perfect tournament: a comprehensive display at Twickenham the previous week; a 17-3 lead over Wales and a bonus point win already on the cards. Everything was going to plan.  Fast-forward an hour and Scotland had lost the game 24-25. The […]

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Proud Eddie’s army need to think again

A hundred and fifty years on from the first match between England and Scotland, the 2021 Calcutta Cup was one of the most one-sided incarnations of rugby’s oldest rivalry as Gregor Townsend’s side stormed Twickenham.  Though the 11-6 score line suggests a close game, Scotland dominated for 80 minutes, producing their most complete performance in […]

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Wales will not win the Six Nations, but they can regain public trust

If you ever feel bored or in need of a quick rugby fix, highlights of the Scarlets 2016-17 Pro14 winning season will do the trick. This side, coached by current Wales boss Wayne Pivac, played rugby at its flamboyant finest. Inventive offloads and perfectly ran support lines gave Scarlets the ability to play from anywhere […]