COACH'S VIEW: For the Samoans to feel as aggrieved as they do about the situation is a serious thing
Coach's View: There’s a gulf in philosophy as well as in skill set
If there is one thing everyone remembers about last year’s Six Nations game between Wales and England in Cardiff, it is that England took a serious spanking.
There is more to this Irish team than a burning desire to put one over the big country across the water
The Six Nations has a well-earned reputation for unpredictability and last weekend’s opening round lived up to it: Italy were a good deal more competitive against Wales than many people predicted, while the France-England rumble flew directly in the face of expectation, if we leave aside the performance of Billy Vunipola at No 8.
How a team starts a match says everything about their approach
Coach's view: If Phillips is injured, Warren won’t want Aussies to think it’s wounded the Lions
I’ve never seen anyone hit a ball s straight and true as Halfpenny
Cheika will not run up the white flag. His Waratahs are a clever side
Wallabies love playing sides who think they are superior... put it down to 'convict race' syndrome
Coach's View: England can drop a game in a tight tournament and still win the prize
Coach’s view: As it is, he’s going to start shaking every time the clock shows two minutes to go
Coaches view: Playing the Boks you find yourself up against big blokes who don’t like you