Video: Italy v Wales 2019 Six Nations Review

The Italy v Wales 2019 Six Nations match was a frustrating affair with countless unforced errors from both sides. There is no doubt that...

Scotland v Ireland | The Moments That Cost Scotland Victory

In this years 6 Nations, Scotland v Ireland pitted two mastermind coaches against each other. Both Joe Schmidt and Gregor Townsend understand the dark...

Video: Scotland v Ireland 2019 Six Nations Review

The Scotland v Ireland 2019 Six Nations match provided Ireland their fifth win from their last six visits to Edinburgh. It also extended the...

England v France Tactics | Why France Failed to Expose England

France were unceremoniously demolished at Twickenham by an England side that appeared to have no weaknesses. However, the truth is France were sometimes just...

England v France | England’s Multi-Phase Moves Revealed

England v France should have been another tense affair, with England grinding a second win in their first home game of the 6 Nations....

Video: England v France 2019 Six Nations Review

The England v France 2019 Six Nations match was won by England. Not only won, but won by 36 points. Only once before in...

The New England Way Part 1: Defence

"We Go Again" Since 2016, these three simple words, screamed by players and captain alike, symbolise The England Way. Hartley repeated it in the changing rooms...

Scotland v Italy Tactics | Why Italy Can’t Keep Up In...

I don't write this article as a disrespectful criticism of Italy. But after their opening 6 Nations loss to Scotland, a wave a deja-vu must...

Scotland v Italy | Scotland’s Game-Changing Innovation

While other international sides modify structures slightly to suit their purposes, Scotland is busy re-writing the book from scratch. In this Scotland v Italy 6...

Video: Scotland v Italy 2019 Six Nations Review

The Scotland v Italy 2019 Six Nations could well go down as a turning point in Finn Russell's Scottish career, such was his composure...

France v Wales Analysis | Was Wales Win Luck Or Skill?

After Wales overcame a 16 point deficit to beat France, it wasn't entirely clear whether they had earned their victory or were gifted the...

France v Wales | How France Blew A 16 Point Lead

With all the pressure associated with the first game of the 6 Nations, this France v Wales clash was bound to be a spectacle....

Six Nations Momentum Chart

Momentum in the Six Nations can't be ignored. Here we look at graphical representations of what a Six Nations Momentum Chart looks like. Six Nations...

Video: France v Wales 2019 Six Nations Review

The France v Wales 2019 Six Nations match will go down in history as one of the great performances comebacks in the tournaments. Warren...

Ireland v England | Can Joe Schmidt Fix Ireland’s Problems?

As we all sat down to watch Ireland v England, not many of us would have predicted the way in which Joe Schmidt's master...

Ireland v England Tactics | How England Dismantled Ireland

England's tactical approach to beat Ireland was not a subtle one. Starting with their defence, the overwhelming pressure England applied was visible across almost...

Video: Ireland v England 2019 Six Nations Review

The Ireland v England 2019 Six Nations match will go down in history as one of the great performances from England. Stopping Ireland at...

Scotland’s Strengths and Weaknesses for the Upcoming 6 Nations

Scotland's strategy allows for plenty of freedom and creativity, and this can produce some interesting results when they come up against the more structure-obsessed...

Ireland’s New Attacking Plays: What can we Expect this Six Nations?

In today's article, we are going to delve into the advancement of Ireland's Attacking Play. Over the course of 2018, we saw a lot of...

How Ireland’s Weaknesses will be Hidden from 6 Nations Opponents

Ireland has been playing so well recently, the argument could be made they have zero weaknesses. Many nations have tried to exploit Ireland's weaknesses...

Six Nations Momentum Quantified

The draw for a Six Nations tournament attracts a lot of attention. Fans across the world look through the same lens to see how...

Why England’s Tactics are Different to Every Other 6 Nations Side

In this year's 6 Nations, there will be many intelligent and innovative coaches strategising on the big stage. It may be surprising to hear,...

Statistical analysis: England’s try-scoring trends

An analysis of England's try-scoring trends against Tier 1 opposition between 2016 and 2018 – as well as looking at other descriptive measures of...

The Most Effective All Blacks Tactics from their Loss to Ireland

The All Blacks lost to Ireland due to a great number of things the Irish did right. You can read about Ireland’s perfect breakdown...

Statistical analysis: Ireland’s try-scoring trends

An analysis of Ireland's try-scoring trends against Tier 1 opposition between 2016 and 2018 – as well as looking at other descriptive measures of...

How Ireland Used their Perfect Breakdown to Nullify the All Blacks

When trying to beat the All Blacks, the number of tactics that have been used is too many to count. Entire strategies have become...

Video: Six Nations Preview Analysis

In the Six Nations Preview Analysis The 1014 Rugby preview how the Six Nations teams like to play. The following are covered in detail: England's...

Six Nations Home Advantage Quantified

Six Nations Home Advantage Quantified. During this World Cup cycle, England, Ireland, France and Scotland have all beaten every six nations side at least...

French Rugby’s New Golden Generation?

When I was growing up in the 1990's, French rugby seemed so full of flair and imagination. Even the kit was better! Remember those classic...

The 3 Factors that could Deliver Wales a 6 Nations Victory

Although Wales use the same systems as most of their 6 Nations counterparts, they are different in a few key areas. For a 6 Nations...

Video: Six Nations Draw

The Six Nations draw is often underplayed, however, it is one of the most crucial pieces in putting together a successful Six Nations puzzle. This...

How Eddie Jones Almost Won a Hypothetical World Cup Final

England and the All Blacks will begin their World Cup journeys in Japan on different sides of the draw. If Eddie Jones and Steve...

How Steve Hansen used 3 Gameplans during All Blacks Win V...

In less than two minutes the All Blacks found themselves a try down in front of a boisterous Twickenham crowd. A fired up England...

Video: Six Nations Form Guide

The Six Nations Form Guide examines the form of all six teams since last years instalment of the tournament. The form of a number of...

The Fox Pattern – Next Evolution of Attacking Rugby?

Today's article is a different one. It's an opinion piece, more than an analysis one. It doesn't analyse a team in particular, but rather,...

Why Wales’ Six Nations fixtures hold the keys to this year’s...

The Six Nations fixtures, like every year are intriguing to review. Autumn Results This year's tournament promises to be one of the best ever. In the...

Rugby World Cup 2019 – Qualified Teams 2018 Performances

Less than 8 months to World Cup 2019 Now that all the teams for the Rugby World Cup 2019 are known I take another look...

Steve Hansen’s Chess Moves from Comeback Win over the Springboks

When the All Blacks lose, a nationwide panic of sorts often ensues. Steve Hansen found himself at the epicentre of this after the Springboks...

How the Springboks Beating the All Blacks Impacts the World Cup

As Rassie Erasmus and the Springboks arrived in Wellington, the pressure from back home had reached fever pitch. Playing the All Blacks is a...

Video: Warren Gatland and the All Blacks Job

The Warren Gatland and the All Blacks Job interview is part of a series of interviews with Warren Gatland that The 1014 Rugby will be...