Stop the madness- we need real breaks in the Six Nations  

Internationals in Action during rest 04/03/2017- A list of just a few

Most of these guys have played a role in the Six Nations, but there’s no rest for them this weekend.

It’s worth considering that many of these players were released by their own unions to prove a point though.

Edinburgh Rugby

Duncan Weir

Ospreys

Nicky Smith
Sam Davies

Ulster

Andrew Trimble (subsequently injured)

Glasgow Warriors

Alex Allan
Tim Swinson
Simone Favaro
Henry Pyrgos
Mark Bennett

Harlequins

Tim Visser

Gloucester

Matt Scott

Bath

Taulupe Faletau
Luke Charteris

Anthony Watson

Toulouse

Richie Gray

Take a look at my argument against club games during this time.

Rugby Scribbles

It was reported recently that English clubs want to scrap the rest weeks of the Six Nations, to give more flexibility to the season. The rest weeks exist due to the brutal nature of international fixtures- but there’s a debate to be had as to whether returning to domestic action in those weeks is really a rest.

Is club rugby really a good idea during the international periods?

Level Playing Fields- Internationally

You may remember a year ago, me saying that it’s not all bad news playing during International periods. Maybe that’s true, but I have changed my tune a little since then…

I think it club rugby does suffer as a result of these games.

In England and France, they expect their Internationals players to come back (except from their own nations squads) which hardly gives these players “a rest” and of course increases the likelihood of injury to…

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