Harry Alexander

Harry Alexander is a writer from North London.

Six Nations 2022 Team Ratings – Phenomenal France and Inspirational Italy

Six Nations 2022 Team Ratings

The Six Nations trophy is a prize almost without equal. Every team is striving to take home the title, while the coveted Grand Slam whitewash remains one of the ultimate rewards in European rugby. Besting each of your five opponents across a gruelling set of international tests without suffering a single loss is far easier …

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Scotland’s Six Nations Review: Are Brave Scots Being Left Behind?

Scotland

Another year, another Six Nations over for Scotland. While Rugby’s Greatest Championship has provided fans with the usual host of thrills, spills and upsets to once more defy prediction, this was, in many ways, a tournament that pretty closely followed the expected script. One didn’t need Nostradamus’ powers of prognostication to posit that France, head …

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Six Nations Round 1 – What Can We Learn From An Intriguing Opening Round of Tests?

Six Nations

The Six Nations has finally arrived, and unless you’re Welsh, Italian or English, it’s been a great start to what could be a tournament for the ages. Ireland brushed aside a depleted Welsh side to set up an epic clash with a French team coming off the back of a clinical victory against Italy, while …

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Six Nations 2022: The Key Clashes From This Year’s Tournament

Louis Rees Zammit Wales

There’s a reason they call it ‘Rugby’s Greatest Championship’. Other tournaments might accommodate more teams, boast more prestige or even, say it quietly, exhibit a more attractive style of rugby, but there’s something intangibly special about The Six Nations. A combination of the balance of five well-matched sides (and Italy), the proximity of the participants …

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Six Nations 2022 – Understanding England’s Bold Squad Selection

Eddie Jones

The Six Nations is nearly here, thank the rugby gods, and that means it’s time for most international sides to start naming their 36-man sides for the coming tournament. France and Ireland with likely go into this year’s competition as joint-favourites having both bested the All Blacks and enjoyed sparkling form in the Autumn Internationals, …

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Rating (Almost) Every National Side’s 2021 Autumn Nations Series

Autumn Nations Series 1

Autumn internationals are hardly the be-all and end-all of international rugby, but what they do provide is a great way of assessing exactly where a team is when heading into, or coming off the back of, more illustrious competitions. While the northern sides face off annually to compete for the Six Nations, the four big …

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How are England building for the World Cup 2023? Assessing Eddie Jones’ Autumn Internationals Squad Selection

England Defeated by South Africa

Planning for a World Cup is a tricky, tricky business. Fail to strategise properly and you’ll be compelled to include players wilting rather than peaking for the big event, or else fading a year out and forcing you to scramble for an internationally undercooked replacement. Scrap too many players, however, and you’ll be left with …

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