South Africa: A dark horse for 2019

The odds of South Africa winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup are currently 14/1. Therefore the team is seen by some bookmakers as having...

The 7s World Cup: Hype!

Sevens is an amazing game and the World Cup is coming up soon and will show the best rugby has to offer. The 7s World...

A Change of Scenery: Taking the Plunge and Reaping the Reward

In the last few weeks, Robin Copeland has announced he will be joining Connacht from Munster. In recent months Jordi Murphy has bravely and...

Bring on November

Ireland has just come off a Grand Slam performance in the Six Nations, prompting the media to ask the reader to choose: England or...

Is there more success left in this Irish side?

Now that Ireland have proven their worth by winning a Grand Slam, the question must be asked, can they go further? Is there more success...

Video: Six Nations Round 5 Review

Six Nations Round 5 Review from The 1014 Rugby The big talking points form Round 5 of the Six Nations were: Ireland winning only their...

Tactics: England v Ireland

Congratulations Ireland on a historic third Grand Slam. This was yet another intelligent and clinical performance from the men in green. In this article,...

Spain can still make it to Japan?

Spain lost to Belgium 18-10 on Sunday. An opportunity blown! Spain were robbed! Rematch! This is what I have read all across social media. I...

Video: Wales v France Second Screen

The 1014 Rugby watch the Wales v France match live on YouTube and Facebook. Check out the reactions and insights from The Shed with Gareth...

Video: England v Ireland Second Screen

The 1014 Rugby watch the England v Ireland match live on YouTube and Facebook. Check out the reactions and insights from The Shed with Gareth...

Video: Italy v Scotland Second Screen

The 1014 Rugby watch the Italy v Scotland match live on YouTube and Facebook. Check out the reactions and insights from The Shed with Gareth...

Fly half problems in Wales?

It may come to a surprise to some but Wales have a number of international material fly-half’s to choose. Whether that be from the Welsh...

Ireland’s efficiency underplayed?

In these times of upsurge from Scotland's sexy rugby and the Six Nations becoming more competitive, I would have to wonder if there is...

Is Ross Byrne the most underrated player in Ireland?

Despite some uncharacteristic poor form off the tee, Johnny Sexton has had another excellent Six Nations. Without his clutch drop-goal against the French in Round...

Does success in sport excuse offensive behaviour?

In a week where Sky TV has suspended Jamie Carragher for spitting on a fan out of his car window. A video of Eddie...

Spain on the verge of making history

This weekend we will all spend hours watching The Natwest 6 Nations Championship come to a conclusion. Yet in "The 6 Nations B" tournament,...

Super Rugby – Game of the week: Highlanders vs Crusaders

Walking wounded The Crusaders were left battered and bruised on Saturday against a rousing Hurricanes outfit. It was an examination that would leave most coaches...

England’s problems at the centre position

There is no doubt in my mind that there is plenty of skill, pace and power present in the English backline. England are a team...

Video: Six Nations Round 5 Preview

Sadly, the final round of this year's Six Nations is upon us. The 1014 Rugby Preview how they see it. Italy v Scotland England v Ireland Wales...

The key Scottish statistic from the defeat to Ireland

After the loss to Ireland at the weekend, Gregor Townsend seemed quite happy. Some have found it difficult to understand when this is a 'typical'...

A balanced team

After watching England sink to two defeats to end the defence of their double Six Nations crown, all I could think of was that...

Video: Calling Our Rugby Network

Calling our rugby network is an overview of the first 11 months of The 1014 Rugby. In the video we run through: Why we started The...

“Off 9 and Into Contact”: Where England must Improve for Ireland?

Well done Ireland on your Championship. You have been by far the most consistent and relentless team in the competition and I fully congratulate...

Irish Success.

Congratulations to Ireland! In one of the toughest and most interesting Six Nations ever, Ireland have triumphed with a week to go. Inspiring wins against...

Tactics: Ireland v Scotland

Ireland 28 - 8 Scotland. Another heavy away defeat for a Scotland side that, while imperious at home, can't buy a Six Nations win...

Video: Wales v Italy Second Screen

The 1014 Rugby watch the Wales v Italy match live on YouTube and Facebook. Check out the reactions and insights from The Shed with Gareth...

Video: Six Nations Round 4 Review

Six Nations Round 4 Review from The 1014 Rugby The big talking points form Round 4 of the Six Nations were: Ireland have won the...

Video: France v England Second Screen

The 1014 Rugby watch the France v England match live on YouTube and Facebook. Check out the reactions and insights from The Shed with Gareth...

Video: Ireland v Scotland Second Screen

The 1014 Rugby watch the Ireland v Scotland match live on YouTube and Facebook. Check out the reactions and insights from The Shed with Gareth...

A simple player and team rating system

Recently I’ve been looking into certain player attributes which collectively influence the outcome of games and I wanted to present a simple player and...

Super Rugby – Game of the week: Hurricanes vs Crusaders

A blockbusting instalment of this great rivalry will resume on Saturday night as New Zealand’s most recent champions square off in a vital round...

Video: Six Nations Round 4 Preview

The 1014 Rugby run through their Six Nations Round 4 Preview. In the tournament preview, there was a discussion that if a team can...

Video: Modern rugby an overview

The 1014 Rugby look at modern rugby through the lens of a coach's playbook. Add to this the comments from both Eddie Jones and...

England’s Breakdown Woes

An audible gasp echoed around the British Isles as Finn Russell’s long floated pass flew past Joseph’s outstretched fingers; teasing the onrushing May before...

A Guinness Pro14 Shakeup is Badly Needed

At a Pro14 match, I did something I’ve never done before and left the match at halftime. As a one off I could have...

The Scotland v England Fallout: What will Eddie Jones be coaching?

Very well done Scotland. You completely and utterly outplayed us, and regardless of our own performance the potency of yours cannot be denied. You were...

Video: Keith Wood Interview

The 1014 Rugby were incredibly fortunate to get a Keith Wood Interview in The Shed. Keith goes into great detail about a number of...

Video: Six Nations Week 3 Review

Six Nations Week 3 Review from The 1014 Rugby The big talking points form Week 3 of the Six Nations were: Has France found an...

Tactique: Écosse v Angleterre

Dans les articles de tactique précédents, trouvés ici et ici, je me suis concentré sur les regroupements et les différentes façons dont les pods...

Tactics: Scotland v England

In the previous tactics articles, found here and here, I have focused on the breakdown and the different ways pods are used. In this...