Here it is folks!
The Rugby thread.
Yes it is a sport. And if you don't believe me, I suggest you go and play a game before you slate it.
This year sees the Rugby World Cup being held in France, with the All Blacks (of New Zealand) once again the hot favs,but probably better prepared than they ever have been.
Current holders, England, have none of the flair, strength, or consistancy that saw them dominate the game 4 years ago.
Of the Northern Hemisphere teams, only the French seem to be producing any consistant form(which is saying a lot), and look to be the only true competition for the southern teams, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Argentina looks like they might give a few surprises, but Ireland, and Wales look to be beset by injuries, and lack of consistancy.
Anyway you look at it, this should be a fun few weeks, with some top class rugby on show!