Why We Aren’t Covering the Women’s Six Nations

Women’s rugby deserves better opportunities, including funding and coverage. Unfortunately, we’re not ready to be a serious part of that solution. The global women’s game is developing at a time when rugby is building in the USA. While the men’s game has a group of traditional powers, the women’s game is just entering it’s professional … Continue reading Why We Aren’t Covering the Women’s Six Nations

Six Nations in Review: Italy

With the 2022 Six Nations in the rear view mirror, we're looking at every team's Championship. We'll start at the bottom with Italy. For five of the six teams in the self-claimed 'rugby's greatest championship', ending the competition with four points on the table would be an unmitigated failure. For Italy, this was the next … Continue reading Six Nations in Review: Italy

State of the Race: Six Nations – Round 4

This is it. One more round, and someone will lift the trophy. Let's break it all down. https://twitter.com/SixNationsRugby/status/1503468510248382464 In Control France Remaining Schedule: v. England In The Hunt Ireland Remaining Schedule: v. Scotland Eliminated England Remaining Schedule: @ France Scotland Remaining Schedule: @ Ireland Wales Remaining Schedule: v. Italy Italy Remaining Schedule: @ Wales Key … Continue reading State of the Race: Six Nations – Round 4

State of the Race: Six Nations – Round 3

With just two weeks remaining, a look at each team's situation in the Six Nations Championship is overdue. In Control France Remaining Schedule: @ Wales, v. England In The Hunt Ireland Remaining Schedule: @ England, v. Scotland England Remaining Schedule: v. Ireland, @ France Fading Fast Scotland Remaining Schedule: @ Italy, @ Ireland Wales Remaining … Continue reading State of the Race: Six Nations – Round 3

What Offer Can’t Italy Refuse?

The Six Nations probably wants to dump Italy for South Africa. Its not a bad deal for Italy if the money is right. As previously explained, there are two levels of the Six Nations Championship: the competition itself and the entity that owns it. That entity is jointly owned by the six unions and CVC, … Continue reading What Offer Can’t Italy Refuse?

Dumping Italy May Not Be Easy

If Italy is pushed out of the Six Nations, they'll have some say in the matter. When Italy was added to the competition in 2000, they purchased a stake in 'rugby's greatest championship'. Its unclear if that purchase was an equal stake (one-sixth of the operation at the time) or if they purchased only a … Continue reading Dumping Italy May Not Be Easy

Six Nations Statement Means Nothing

A report that the Six Nations was considering significant changes is wrong. Assuming you believe the Six Nations. After a Thursday report that the Six Nations is exploring the possibility of dropping Italy in favor of South Africa, the Championship released a statement distancing themselves from the report. https://twitter.com/SixNationsRugby/status/1494641225269448710 Italy fans shouldn't feel too relieved. … Continue reading Six Nations Statement Means Nothing

Great Players Understand Weird Situations

Rugby is a weird game. It lacks the simplicity of soccer/football, yet it is much easier to grasp than the American gridiron version of the game. At its core, its a simple game; anyone can carry the ball so long as they're onside, the ball can be kicked in any direction but only thrown laterally … Continue reading Great Players Understand Weird Situations

Six Nations: An American’s Primer

Shockingly, rugby union is played by people outside of Major League Rugby. As such, we pull together primers on different competitions for new fans. Today, we look at the Six Nations. Six Nations The Six Nations Rugby Championship dates as far back as the 1880s. At that point, it was know as the Home Nations … Continue reading Six Nations: An American’s Primer

European Rugby Broadcasts Moving to CNBC

American fans of English and European club rugby will need to change the channel. In exchange, they could be getting more live rugby through their cable package. NBC, which owns the American broadcasting and streaming rights for the European Rugby Champions Cup, the English Premiership, and the Six Nations, shuttered NBCSN at the end of … Continue reading European Rugby Broadcasts Moving to CNBC