Performance is key, as is expressing yourself. With the influx of Southern Hemisphere coaches, the quality is improved, the players are more satisfied, and place a high focus on these fixtures. Now, Six Nations fans all across the globe are keen to see whether the rumours are true. And, yes they are true. The 2017 Six Nations now challenges The Rugby Championship, as the premier international competition.
The last few weeks have been rife with a plethora of possibilities over the future of the Gwent region, and today the WRU finally put exactly what they plan to do on the table.
Paris clubs Stade Francais and Racing 92 merger has fallen through. Leaving both clubs looking for solutions to their monetary problems.
And while many, many fans would pay heavily to witness an ENGvNZL match, with November 4 outside International Test window dates, fans will simply have to wait. The ongoing negotiations and highly desired fixture will simply have to take place on another date--and it certainly must take place.
It is probably also not of any comfort to supporters that Stade chairman Thomas Savare has admitted “we are not ready and we do not have a name”. Deals that come as shock announcements could be interpreted as rushed. Everyone involved with the Stade Français Racing 92 merger will be hoping this is not the case.
After a wobble in recent weeks, a win against Bath means that Bristol Rugby’s roller coaster of a season continues as they head to Sixways this Sunday.
Super Rugby Week Five provided a few interesting contests in the African Conferences, with the Stormers, Lions, Sharks and Jaguares recording wins.