Newsflash: You don’t need a penis to watch sports

Now don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of heavy stuff happening in the world right now. You don’t need me to tell you that (I’m hoping). That being said, it’s really not so easy when you’re guilty of being a female around sports. David Campese thinks a “girl” couldn’t possibly understand rugby. Eva Carneiro has constantly been targeted for abuse from “fans” and managers alike. The discrepancy between pay, media coverage and respect for male and female athletes is literally unbelievable. The disc

Six Nations movers and shakers: Which players have seen their stock rise and fall?

This year’s Six Nations ended up being one of the strangest, most unpredictable and close-fought tournaments in recent years. Ireland took the title in the last round, but England’s 52-11 win over Italy took the championship right down to the wire. It was a testing tournament for Wales, and perhaps a vital reminder we really can’t win every year; it’s just selfish. The only coaches who really escaped widespread criticism over selection were Stuart Lancaster and Joe Schmidt, and we in Wales eng

Six Nations 2014: Players To Watch

I’ve selected one player from each nation to watch out for this tournament. Scott Williams has already endeared himself to all Wales fans – that try at Twickenham 2    years ago will live long in the memory and it’s one of those moments we’ll never tire of  watching back. During the autumn Williams was given more chances to shine in the red shirt  of  Wales after some great form for the Scarlets, and looks set to take his chance again this  tournament as he starts against Italy. Williams has be

Six Nations 2014: Wales 23-15 Italy

Ok, so it wasn’t the 4-try barnstorming win Welsh fans were hoping for – but a win’s a win, isn’t it? It shouldn’t come as a surprise to any fan that Wales are slow starters – do we really need to remind ourselves of the disastrous first 50 minutes in last year’s tournament? No, but perhaps we do need to remind ourselves that in the end Wales were the tournament winners. Italy aren’t the ‘soft’ prospect that so many people seem to think they are – they have some truly excellent players and yea

Insanely Long Rant: Warren Gatland is ruining my life

DISCLAIMER: If you don’t care about the mire that is Welsh rugby at the moment then you should definitely stop reading now. Also if you don’t fancy reading a ludicrously long and misguided rant against a 51-year-old New Zealander who I’ve never met, STOP. Go read Buzzfeed, or something. In my house, we’ve not been big fans of Warren Gatland for quite some time. Nothing personal, I just think he’s nowhere near the right man to coach Wales anymore. Yep, he came to Wales and this insanely talented

The future of Mike Phillips and the big Welsh rugby scrum-half debate

Wales’ lacklustre and generally poor performance in Dublin on Saturday has led to a lot of talk in the press and among fans of the changes that need to be made to get the 2014 Six Nations campaign back on track. As ever, Rhys Priestland at fly-half has been the subject of intense debate and conjecture, with fans from all around the country coming up with polarised opinions. Following his dust-up in the dying moments of the game and his very public ‘spat’ with One Direction’s Niall Horan, Pries

Rugby World Cup 2015: 9 Super Rugby stars tipped to shine on the world stage

The Rugby World Cup is now less than two months away, and scrutiny in Wales is focusing on Warren Gatland's squad as their preparations continue for September's tournament. But on the other side of the world there is still some serious bargaining to be done, as the southern hemisphere’s Super 15 tournament gives way to this year's Rugby Championship. Kumari Tilakawardane looks at some of the key southern hemisphere stars from this year’s Super 15 tournament who look likely to make a splash on

RWC 2015: Picks of the Pool Stages

It’s impossible to look past our Brave Blossoms Japan. Yes, that monumental victory over the Boks is   greatest upset of all time, but Japan’s incredible showing in this tournament has extended beyond that. Being the first team to win three pool matches and still not make the knock-outs was hardly the most sought-after record, but Eddie Jones and his super squad will take that accolade with pride. They threw everything at every fixture, and it looks more than likely that if they hadn’t been scre

The Global North-South Divide

The quarter-finals of the World Cup concluded on Sunday evening with last-minute heartbreak for Scotland against Australia. Earlier that day Argentina beat Ireland by 23 points, following France’s ignominious trouncing by the All Blacks and an agonising Welsh loss to South Africa. So for those keeping score, this weekend’s semi-final line-up is pretty unpleasant reading for the northern hemisphere. The concept of north-south rivalry is nothing new to RGC fans and supporters, of course. The crea
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