Hello! A last look at this year’s Six Nations tournament and welcome to Spring… Time seems to be flying this year. There was a bittersweet end for England fans, their team won the tournament but failed to achieve the Grand Slam as they made a very convincing loss against Ireland – who played them off […]Read more "Six Nations – Impressions"
Hello! The first week of the 2017 Rugby Six Nations contest began last weekend with three good matches and some unexpected results. Italy began well against Wales only to see their hopes fade away – Scotland took a great win over Ireland… and England were truly put to the test by France. A nice start and all […]Read more "Six Nations –"
Hello! To say I’m falling behind with Six Nations is something of an understatement! England won in resounding fashion last weekend and I confess that I watched the action with a beer in my hand rather than my pen and paints! However, the week before saw a great encounter between England and Wales – where […]Read more "Six Nations… England vs Wales"
Hello! The third week of the Rugby Six Nations contest saw three close encounters with much debate in the household about scrums and refereeing. My eyes were too focused on the colour and movement to enter the discussion! I am trying to feature the ball in these images – I love the throw-ins, long kicks and of […]Read more "Six Nations… Week 3"
Hello! The second week of the Rugby Six Nations contest went by in something of a blur for me… all of the Dodd household struck down with the mother of all headcolds/flu! Glad to say that we’re just about together for the third week which begins this evening, so I thought I’d whet the appetite […]Read more "Six Nations… Warm up to week 3"
Hello! After a momentous and for some, heart-wrenching Rugby World Cup last year, it is almost a relief for fans of northern hemisphere rugby to see six teams get together for their annual tournament – friendly rivals and great sport. The first matches were played last weekend, including the Scotland-England Calcutta cup game, France and Italy and […]Read more "And then we were six…"
Hello! The 2015 Rugby World Cup began last week and has already delivered some fabulous matches, with great highs and lows for teams and fans alike. Yesterday was the ‘big one’ for British fans, as England played Wales at home in Twickenham. The match was an absolute thriller – with wonderful kicking, spectacular drop goal […]Read more "Rugby World Cup: England v Wales"