Pro 12 2016/17

The Guinness Pro 12 is often one of the most competitive leagues in professional rugby and this year’s puzzle looks as difficult to solve as ever. Connacht topped off a remarkable rise through the ranks to take a well-deserved victory against Leinster last season and John Muldoon’s unit are now ell established as major contenders… Read More Pro 12 2016/17

EFL Cup 2016/17

Ah, the football season. Gary Lineker in his underpants, refereeing controversies, Arsenal fans ranting after games, offensive tweets, memes overpriced trains and of course the return of the League Cup. It’s undergone another rebranding and is now The EFL Cup but means the same things to the same parties – a distraction for managers who… Read More EFL Cup 2016/17

Serie A 2016/17

It’s a new season in Italy, and the same old result is expected. Juventus gave the field the best possible chance to break their grip on the Scudetto last season, with Massimo Allegri’s bedding in period for a large influx of players taking all the steam out of their early season challenge. The Old Lady… Read More Serie A 2016/17

Top 14 2016/17

The French can never get enough of a good thing. Good meat, good cheese, fine wine, and rugby seem to be French addictions and the return of the Top 14 gives the French their fix for the coming season. With a more punishing schedule and more money than any other League in the Northern Hemisphere,… Read More Top 14 2016/17

Ligue 1 2016/17

New season, same old story. PSG have a new manager and their talisman is gone but they French Champions should make it five titles on the bounce with the same amount of ease that they did last season. And to underline that 96 league points at an average of 2.52 per game, scored 102 goals,… Read More Ligue 1 2016/17