RuggaMatrix International 011 – Winning Tough

RuggaMatrix is back with another knock-out guest and killer analysis of the Super 14 and Six Nations.

Our special guest star is Qantas Wallabies Head Coach, Robbie Deans.

This time last year Deans was still in charge of the Crusaders as they prepared for yet another title win. Now he’s feeling right at home and we find him in a spare moment between analysing the Super 14 and planning for the season ahead. Deans makes it clear that good performances will be rewarded and there is plenty of scope come selection time mid-year. He even cracks a few laughs along the way. It’s a chat not to be missed.

It’s Six Nations time again after a short break and we once again go deep into the preparations of the table topping Ireland team with our man on the spot Les Kiss. It is a huge clash a Croke Park this weekend with Ireland hosting the much maligned England outfit.

Ewen McKenzie had to battle some injuries last weekend but the Top 14 resumed in a postitive manner for the big fella at Stade Francais. Mark Gasnier came out on top over Sonny Bill Williams and Tana Umaga from Toulon and we’ll get the details from McKenzie.

The Super 14 is heading into its third week and already the South Africans are flexing their muscles. Award winning journalist Simnikiwe Xabanisa joins the panel from the Republic to see if the Sharks and Bulls can maintain their winning ways.

WINNING UGLY is the subject of our in depth analysis this week. The panel will tell you what happens when teams are accused of winning ugly and maybe for the sake of the game look at another way of describing what is more likely to be a tough encounter.

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