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Posts by Morgan Roberts

The Two-headed Lion vs The Griffin: Who’ll win the Rugby Brum Varsity?

Well folks, the season’s biggest rugby game is back. The Gallowglass Shield has been played four times and so far, it is honours even. Last January, the University of Birmingham’s First XV (with their emblem of the two-headed lion) romped home to victory, scoring 4 tries, including a Craig Bonar brace, to the Medics’s (adorning …Read More


Six Nations 2018 – Round Three Preview

After week off, the Six Nations is back this weekend and Morgan Roberts is here to give us the lowdown on the fixtures ahead.   France vs Italy, Stade Velodrome, Marseille, Friday 8pm For the first time, the Six Nations will be played in Marseille with France hosting one of their three home matches in …Read More


Brutal Ireland, Wales Denied, and Scotland Squeeze Out Their First Win: The Top 10 Talking Points of Round 2 of The 2018 Natwest 6 Nations

Ireland starting to gather injuries – Henshaw and Furlong: Concern is rife in the Irish ranks given the injuries obtained during the Italian games yesterday. Furlong and Henshaw, two stalwarts of the Irish set up, sustained nasty looking injuries: Henshaw a dodgy elbow and Furlong a hamstring problem. Jordan Lamour replaced Henshaw (Keith Earls came …Read More


Six Nations Round Two Preview

The opening round of the 2018 Six Nations lived up to all expectations in what was an exciting weekend of action. Wales hammered Scotland, Ireland edged past France and England saw on Italy. This weekends fixtures look just as exciting and Morgan Roberts previews all the games here. Ireland vs Italy, Aviva Stadium, Saturday 2:15pm …Read More


Natwest 6 Nations 2018 1st Round Preview

Wales vs Scotland As the Scots haven’t won in Cardiff for 16 years, they’ll look to put that right. However, the Welsh are different at home and the cauldron of the Principality Stadium is like no other in the world. On paper, Scotland look to have the stronger team what with the likes of Stuart …Read More


SIX NATIONS PREVIEW

The 6 Nations Championship never fails to get the hearts racing of most fans. But like any 6 Nations Championship, there is always a change of talking points, intrigue of what will happen, and the implications the competition beyond the tournament. 6 Nations Launch Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland believe that their teams, England and …Read More


Sportsmen and Women on the 2018 New Years Honours List

2018 is upon us and with that brings the  New Year’s Honours List, which included a number high profile sportsmen and women.  Notable inclusions are the people who helped the England Women’s Cricket Team to win the World Cup, and British & Irish Lions gain a draw against New Zealand. Cricket Clare Connor, OBE: Commander of the Order of the British …Read More


The Rugby Review of the Year

What a year of Rugby Union it has been. We’ve seen the Exeter Chiefs lift their first Aviva Premiership crown, a thrilling Lions series that ended in a draw and a fantastic Women’s World Cup that saw New Zealand regain their crown. Our rugby correspondent Morgan Roberts reviews it all. Aviva Premiership This year has …Read More


Wales and Ireland Autumn Internationals Review

As the trees turn from a petit pois hue to soft caramel and a deep crimson, and the daylight mimics a Scandinavian crime drama, rugby union gets an autumnal renaissance. This will surely satisfy every rugby fan in the land before Christmas completely dominates everyone’s consciousness. Below is a review of Wales’ and Ireland’s Autumn …Read More


England and Scotland Autumn Internationals Review

As the trees turn from a petit pois hue to soft caramel and a deep crimson, and the daylight mimics a Scandinavian crime drama, rugby union gets an autumnal renaissance. This will surely satisfy every rugby fan in the land before Christmas completely dominates everyone’s consciousness. Below is a review of Scotland’s and England’s Autumn …Read More