Rivalry and Respect

My earliest memories of rugby are sitting in the old Thomond Park. I wouldn't be in the stand; I'd be on the pitch with my back to the old cement wall that acted as a partition, tipping sherbet straws into my mouth while watching games. I remember my best friend's dad would bring us, and … Continue reading Rivalry and Respect

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What’s Being Achieved? 

Zebre kicked off their Champions Cup campaign against Wasps the past weekend in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The Champions Cup is a competition in which the best clubs in Europe get to compete against each other for the ultimate prize in northern hemisphere club rugby. Yet it includes a team that has struggled to compete … Continue reading What’s Being Achieved? 

We’re Catching Up

Rave reviews regarding northern hemisphere rugby poured in after the last Saturday of the six nations championship this year. Wales ran in try after try, followed by Ireland and England alike. It seemed the days of boring kick-and-maul rugby were ending. The final day of the Rabo league proved to be much of the same. … Continue reading We’re Catching Up