After some enthralling displays at the weekend, albeit without a huge amount of good running rugby, we look at who really stood out in the Northern Hemisphere.
A suffocating Welsh defence, a Scotland side still flattering to deceive and an Italian team who now seem to be on the ropes mean
Bangladesh beat Scotland by 6 wickets today during their pool A clash at the Saxton Oval, Nelson. A spirited Scotland scored 318/8 but the Bangladeshi batsmen stood tall at the end of the day, as they successfully completed the second highest run-chase in world cup history. They now require one
From the minute we heard Samson Lee would be unavailable for this game it become obvious that the Scottish pack would go after the inexperienced Welsh tighthead at scrum time and they did exactly that.
Dickinson gave Welsh prop Aaron Jarvis a thoroughly difficult afternoon at scrum time.
As well as this the
The 2015 edition of the Six Nations tournament kicks off this Friday night and it is shaping to be an absolutely thrilling competition once again. The tournament itself is of course a massive one in its own right but with the Rugby World Cup now just a matter of months
This past weekend saw Scotland win rugby league's European Championship. After losing 22-38 to France on Halloween night, the Scots endured an anxious wait to discover if they would claim the trophy. If Ireland defeated Wales by 41 points then the Irish would climb above Scotland and qualify for the
On Halloween night the rugby league European cup will be decided in the Scottish border town of Galashiels. Scotland go into the game in pole position, having beaten Ireland in Dublin last week, and Wales the week before.
France sit second in the table, having been on the receiving end of a
This season in the Scottish Premiership has seen the emergence of Celtic’s go to centre back Virgil Van-Dijk, the Dutch born defender arrived from FC Groningen with not many people in Scottish football having heard of him.
The 6 foot 4 aggressive ball winner arrived at Celtic for £2.6 million, after
The dust is now settling on the first weekend of the 2014 Six Nations but already there are more questions than answers on the minds of rugby fans across Europe. Prior to the first round of games there were four teams fancied to win the tournament and that remains the
Wales will embark on their quest to become the first country since the turn of the Millennium to land three consecutive Six Nations titles in a row and Warren Gatland will head into the rugby union showpiece at the weekend in a positive mind as the reigning champions host Italy