RuggaMatrix International 015 – Kiss and Tell

RuggaMatrix looks at the exciting conclusion to the Six Nations this weekend by grilling Les Kiss who doubles as our special guest on show 015. Will it be a case of Kiss and tell? You’ll have to listen to find out.

The Irish are heading for grand slam glory after getting the job done against Scotland last weekend and now travel to Cardiff for the decider against Wales. What a difference one game makes. England and Martin Johnson went from zero to heroes by smashing France at Twickenham. Now the French are copping it in the press.

Ewen McKenzie gives us the latest news on a French side under siege. McKenzie faces his own challenges too as the Six Nations wreaks havoc with his playing roster. The Top 14 is starting to get serious with clubs fighting for the playoffs, Heineken Cup qualification and survival against relegation.

Sunday Times journalist Simnikiwe Xabanisa reports in from Johannesburg with plenty of detail about the progress of the South African Super 14 teams. Sim also covers the SANZAR standoff over the future design of Super Rugby.

And this is the link to the comment piece that Sim wrote about Luke Watson which is discussed in the show. Sunday Times Article.


Today’s live streaming was a great success for our first outing. Despite the early start in Australia we had 20 people online watching and listening via Ustream.We also received a number of questions during the show which the panel thoroughly enjoyed. In fact we had too many to answer in the end. So thanks to all who listened in and we’ll be doing the same again next week.


We ran out of time today but we were going to look in depth at kicking. We’ll have a go at the subject next week raising issues such as the proliferation of midfield kicks and many others. If you have a gripe about kicking or suggestions about how better to use tactic then drop us a line.

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