Ah, New Zealand, land of rugby. There is also New Zealand land of cinematic creations. Sir Peter Jackson is the figurehead of the Kiwi film industry having brought The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to be shot in … Continue reading
Déjà vu in blue
There was a rugby team that play in blue. They were a big city rugby side that had to compete with other with other sporting codes to attract fans. In their home city, rugby was often regarded as an upper … Continue reading
Man of the moment: Adam Ashley-Cooper
Enter an Aussie bloke. He is an extremely talented rugby player. This sportsman also happens to be a descendent of a British aristocratic family. He has helped to front a high profile gay rights campaign in Australia and models undies … Continue reading
Happy birthday Bastian Schweinsteiger! Happy German football, happy German Eurovision and even happy German rugby!
Today being the 30th birthday of German FIFA World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger, put me in the mood for a small celebration of all things German! So, football is going well for the Germans. But it would seem that they … Continue reading
Missing international rugby? Check out the big match in Siberia this weekend
My latest writing assignment for the International Rugby Board (IRB) saw me writing a feature about the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk a rugby hotbed! This weekend Krasnoyarsk will host Russia’s Rugby World Cup 2015 qualifier against Zimbabwe. Check out the … Continue reading
Throwback Thursday: Fifty shades of All Black!
I wrote this piece on 3rd of February this year. The announcement of the All Blacks sponsorship deal with leading underwear brand Jockey got me thinking, would Ireland ever head in that direction? Yes, I know it sounds a bit out … Continue reading
Welcome to “Scrumptious”!
Hi! Welcome to “Scrumptious – rugby writing with a twist”! Hopefully the title will give you an idea of what I am trying to achieve with this blog. After having written rugby features on a freelance basis for the Irish … Continue reading