Match Preview: New Zealand vs France

There have been suggestions from a few quarters, including Clouseau himself, that France wouldnโ€™t try too hard against New Zealand in their pool game. Lievremontโ€™s assertion that France could probably only hope to beat New Zealand once intimated that they would hope to pull some kind of West Germany 1954 rope-a-dope* on the best team in the world to deny them the World Cup for which they seem destined. Continue reading

Match Preview: Ospreys v Leinster

Leinster have a plethora of internationals in New Zealand. A combination of RWC and a summer clear-out has changed the face of the Ospreys. It is difficult to know exactly what to expect from these teams in the opening game of the RaboPro12. Continue reading