Caledonia One: Aberdeen Wanderers 29-5 Blairgowrie

Aberdeen Wanderers 29 (15) Blairgowrie 5(0) Aberdeen Wanderers brushed past Blairgowrie as blustery conditions and a heavy Groats Road pitch made the going tough for both sides.  The hosts’ stand-off, Ed Vickers, scored 14  points, adding a fine try to three conversions and a penalty. Ewan Smith, Mitchell Scott and Carwyn Walker also crossed theContinue reading “Caledonia One: Aberdeen Wanderers 29-5 Blairgowrie”

Six Nations 2020 Preview: Ireland

When wandering down some of Dublin’s busiest streets its difficult to ignore the countless electoral posters which line the streets in their hundreds. Each one stars a TD or party leader front and centre. The subject of the personal political campaigns either smiling wryly or poising in an authoritative stance in order to gain voterContinue reading “Six Nations 2020 Preview: Ireland”

Six Nations 2020 Preview: Italy

When thinking of Italy as a country or an entity if you will, the mind might likely conjure images of warm beaches, vineyards full of grapes and great food. For most of us these images are likely to be appetising if not slightly patronising to a more realistic outlook on the Italian national identity. ForContinue reading “Six Nations 2020 Preview: Italy”

The Maddest of Rugby Matches

What. A. Test. Match. On Saturday England and Scotland met in the last round of the 2019 Six Nations to compete for the annual Calcutta Cup. From a Scottish perspective the outlook leading up to this final competitive game before the world cup wasn’t looking too bright. A Scottish team savaged by injuries and comingContinue reading “The Maddest of Rugby Matches”

Weekly Rambling

Issue 7 – Monday 4 March 2019 The Good As the days gradually get longer and 2019 continues to speed past at lightening pace, the last days of the month felt very unlike February. With temperatures hitting 16 degrees in the Granite City it felt more like June at times this week. However, despite theContinue reading “Weekly Rambling”

Weekly Rambling

Issue 6 – Monday 25 February 2019 The Good The last week seems to have gone past very quickly so maybe this will be a slightly shorter weekly update. Here’s hoping it is less of a rambling mess than usual. So once again the last seven days have been pretty good. Not as good asContinue reading “Weekly Rambling”

Six Nations 2019 Preview

With the Six Nations only a week away we interviewed armchair expert and former Deeside RFC Under 8’s legend Finn Nixon… What is the Six Nations? The Six Nations is an annual rugby tournament contested between the best international sides in the Northern Hemisphere and Wales. Who are the Six Nations? England, France, Ireland, Italy,Continue reading “Six Nations 2019 Preview”

Six Nations 2018 Preview

Including hopes as a massive Scotland fan, the form of the other nations and predictions for results and the final standings. A bit of history With the annual showdown between the six best teams in the Northern Hemisphere rolling around next Saturday there is a spring in my step as a rugby fan. As a Scottish rugby fanContinue reading “Six Nations 2018 Preview”