With a fans passion and a pundits criticisms, Rugby Rugby's Howard Johnson breaks down the game of rugby like only a lifelong British fan can with his own brand of eye-opening insights and humorous takes on the game we love.
When Toulon’s outspoken President Mourad Boudjellal laid into a French referee he opened a debate about the very future of the country’s rugby élite. Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson reckons things could get interesting...
Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson is excited about the forthcoming Six Nations, but his heart can’t take another finish like last year’s, when Ireland’s final day victory against England cost him a whopping 20 grand. Find out why here…
If France and England provided both endless talking points and numerous insane moments at the 2011 World Cup, then what on earth can we expect from the 2012 Six Nations? Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson can’t wait for the action to commence
Those who are enjoying the current on-the-field problems of English moneybags outfit Bath Rugby had better beware. As Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson says, in sport money always talks in the end
On the eve of a massively important Heineken Cup game, Leicester Tigers can still be charming and welcoming. Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson celebrates the modern club with old-fashioned values
The Heineken Cup is shaping up nicely and the red and black shirts of Toulouse are in stupendous form. Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson reckons it’s all down to gnarly-faced coach Guy Noves and his personal fiefdom…
Of course we shouldn’t condone violence – but Dad fighting is just too funny! After seeing Mr Harinordoquy Snr lamping the Bayonne flanker Jean-Jo Marmouyet while defending his son, Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson reckons it’ll be years before poor old Imanol is allowed to forget papa’s punches…
OK, so the English national team didn’t have a great World Cup. But do the press really have to endlessly rake over the coals of off-the-pitch behaviour? Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson reckons it’s time to move on now and think about the future…
With more and more clubs choosing to play their top matches in bigger, ‘neutral’ stadia to capture a wider audience – or just to make more money – are they in danger of losing the home advantage? Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson reflects on the short-sightedness of giving up the cauldron…
Will the edge-of-the-seat action we all enjoyed in this weekend’s Heineken Cup give food for thought to those in favour of forming a breakaway World Competition, asks Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson? Or should we just enjoy it for the delight that it is?
When even esteemed broadsheets start playing the celebrity game in their sports coverage, are we getting to the stage where great rugby stories are less important than a mass media profile asks Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson?
Can we really trust an Aviva Premiership table when games continue throughout the World Cup so that teams get penalised for signing the best players? Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson reckons things might have to change next time…
As the 2011 Rugby World Cup gets carried off by the All Blacks, Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson reflects on the real heroes of the tournament and the lessons we can learn for next time round (when England will win, of course!)
So we know who’s in the World Cup Final now – and who on earth would have predicted that hapless France would be there?! After the highs and lows of last weekend will anyone be supporting the turgid underdog, asks Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson, or will we all be forced to applaud the pompous Haka?
So we’ve arrived at the semis – and host nation apart, there will no doubt be a few raised eyebrows at the fab four who remain in with a shout at the Webb Ellis Cup. But does an unpredictable bunch make for some exciting matches to come? Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson is crossing his fingers!
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