About four or five months ago, The Mole became interested in finding a way to analyse and attribute value to the work done by each player at ruck and breakdown. Continue reading
The Lions had a last minute kick to win the second test that, had it gone over, would have stolen the match from an Australian team that played all the rugby. Continue reading
Who’s Nicola Alesbrook? She’s the IRB’s RWC Tournament Manager.
Kobus Wiese, ex-Springbok man-mountain, commentator and World Cup-winner, had an interesting take on Sam Warburton’s red card in the Welsh loss to France. Continue reading
Funnily enough, the Mole sat through that entire game without thinking, “Awh gee whuz Smuddy, Awh-lund wud beat this Fraahnce team.” That came later. Continue reading
Mole woke up this morning with an excitement only felt at Christmas time as a nipper. Wales had looked good against South Africa but hadn’t won and didn’t have a rake of Heineken Cups in the locker back home. Surely they’d run out of puff at some stage and make some stupid decisions running laterally and offloading in the ‘Welsh Way’. Continue reading
Wales came through their match against bogey side Samoa, but they didn’t come through unscathed. Continue reading