Weekly analysis by Kaplan on the weekend’s games.
There were some really good moments during this past weekend’s 6 Nations, but it didn’t start with the game at the Millenium Sadium on Friday. Sure, it was a good win for Wales, keeping their title ambitions alive, but what a poor spectacle for the […]
I don’t mind a low-scoring match, but the France/Ireland match wasn’t a pleasure to watch. I thought there was plenty of desire on show, but very little quality. Too often, aimless kicking and the squandering of hard-earned possession were the order of the day. I […]
The result of the opening match of the RBS 6 nations wasn’t that much of a surprise, but France really laboured to put away a determined Italian team on home soil. Ultimately, there wasn’t much in it and if anything, Italy may have shaded the […]
RWC2015 will go down as the best edition of the tournament since inception. Great credit must go to England for the manner in which they hosted it. I went to a few of the games, and everything worked like clockwork.
The bronze medal match […]
The semi-finals are done and dusted, and the two best teams in the world will contest the Final of the RWC. Both teams appeared to me to be deserving winners of their respective test matches, and the Final could be a classic. It is the […]
The quarterfinals of the RWC were great spectacles for the rugby nuts around the world, for a variety of reasons.
The first, between SA and Wales was an incredibly tough test match. It won’t go down as a classic of […]
Last weekend didn’t really produce any surprises for me with most of the fancied teams going through .. Barring England that is !
I thought the intensity in the Ireland v France match was outstanding with the Irish in rampant and dominant mood . Not even the loss […]
Lots to discuss this week as RWC delivered its first hammer blow
First I want to complement the organisation and attention to detail in the first game I watched between Canada and France. Played at Milton Keynes, it was my first experience of this RWC and it really was a fantastic occasion. […]
So, despite all the hullabaloo, South Africa beat Samoa quite convincingly. We should not really have put ourselves in a must-win situation in the first place and hence the apprehension, but the reality is that Samoa has never beaten us before and it would have […]