Our very own ex-England stalwart and keeper of the keys to The Rugby Cellar, Simon Halliday, previews the final weekend of European pool games. Although I am clearly biased, it was hard not to be held in thrall by the quality of the latest weekend’s rugby in the Champions and Challenge Cup, as well as […]
Earlier this week we detailed a forward pack from the world of sports that would have The Incredible Hulk seeking a sick note. Playing behind that pack is, we hope, the perfect blend of brilliance and brutality. Lionel Messi (Soccer, Argentina, almost 1.00m and 40kg, at a guess). So slippery even the tax man struggles […]
Despite England leading against Wales when Sam Burgess left the fray (in the only big game he started), Stuart Lancaster has been vilified in the press for selecting a player new to the game of rugby union. Did Lancaster get carried away with child-like wonder at the prospect of running a Rugby League superstar at […]
At the RBN Christmas curry night in London, members were treated to a candid conversation between England captain Chris Robshaw and John Inverdale. The evening, organised by ex-Scotland and Harlequins scrum-half and event maestro Hugh McHardy, was a fitting end to a fantastic year for the RBN world-wide. The highlight of the evening was John […]
Ex-England and Bath centre, Chairman of EPCR and RBN Rugby Cellar stalwart Simon Halliday gives his views on an extraordinary World Cup. It was difficult to know what to admire most about Rugby World Cup winners New Zealand; their uncanny ability to make the right decision at key moments, or their sense of humility and […]
As we near the end of the Rugby World Cup, it has become apparent that many of my friends have enjoyed it almost too much, with their livers and wallets now hanging by a thread. The tournament has been a bit like Christmas back home in Galway, when many return from overseas to visit friends […]
The latest video from RBN Australia’s syndicated event, linked live by Redback Conferencing, sees ex-Wallaby, Dan Vickerman, who won 63 caps and played in three Rugby World Cups, discusses his career, World Cup experiences and the currant Australian side. Click here to see our worldwide programme of free events.
With Australia due to play the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup Final, we hear from Owen Finegan about his World Cup experiences in the canary yellow shirt. of the Wallabies. Owen was speaking at RBN Sydney’s recent syndicated event. Click here to see our worldwide programme of free events.
Depending on your nationality, last weekend will linger in the memory for some very different reasons. For those whose teams failed to make the quarter-finals, it was a cracking weekend of utterly compelling rugby, perhaps all the more enjoyable thanks to the absence of gut-wrenching anxiety. For supporters of the All Blacks, who stopped just […]
The RBN in Australia recently held four concurrent events, linked live by Redback Conferencing. Ex-Wallaby Adrian Skeggs hosted Owen Finegan, Brian Smith, Dan Vickerman and Ben Evans at The Royal Automobile Club of Australia. In this video 1999 World Cup winner Owen Finegan recounts his favourite memories. Click here to see our worldwide programme of […]