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"
Hello! The 2015 Six Nations Rugby Union came to an amazing climax in three very high-scoring matches. In the end, Ireland came out on top in of one of the tightest tournaments in recent memory, but Wales and England were so close! Here are my drawings:Read more "Six Nations – Super Saturday"
Hello! More drawings from the latest round of matches in this year’s 2015 Six Nations rugby tournament. Eagle-eyed amongst you might spot a mix of matches here – too many sketchbooks on the go at the same time perhaps… However, the rugby has been great with close shaves, defeats, wins and near misses! Teams now […]Read more "More Six Nations … getting serious"
Hello! The 2015 Six Nations Rugby Union tournament got off to a great start last weekend. It’s so good to get my pens out to draw some sport and get moving again after winter. I looked at my post from drawing these matches in 2013 and discovered I feel exactly the same, ie ‘very rusty and challenged to […]Read more "Six Nations – friendly rivals"
Well, it’s the end of a long but absorbing day of rugby. The final weekend of Six Nations Rugby 2013 saw Wales’s young stars run hard and fast to retain their champion status. England frustrated. Elsewhere, the fight was to avoid the wooden spoon. Surprising outcomes but a fascinating tournament once again. Here are my […]Read more "Fire-breathing Dragons"
The second weekend of 2013 Six Nations Rugby was a stark contrast to the first. Pitches carved up like ribbon, some teams faded while others surged. Scotland rode roughshod over Italy and a change in the fortunes of France and Wales, the latter’s young side developing with great pace and strength. Ireland and England’s match […]Read more "Weekend grind"