RuggaMatrix International 079 – Scrum or Run

Can the north strike back this weekend?

Ireland are still smarting after being smashed by the All Blacks and 6 Nations champions France were demolished by World Champions South Africa.

Even England’s all powerful scrum failed to contain Australia.

So this week we put the heat on Les Kiss over Ireland’s debacle in New Plymouth. As usual Les meets the criticism head on.

We talk with Ewen McKenzie about the brave Scots who toppled Argentina.

And we look ahead to this weekend and the World Cup.


Inspired by a England’s demolition of Australia’s young front row in Perth.

We ask this week’s expert .. injured Wallabies loosehead prop Benn Robinson.. is it better to scrum or run?

Despite England’s dominance and TWO penalty tries in the first test, they failed to cross the Australian line and ultimately lost the match.

Is having a good scrum enough? Well not last week.

But next time it could be different.

Benn talks us through the benefits of being good at both.


Mark Cashman has taken delivery of two more fighting fish and they need names!

The best suggestions from the RuggaMatrix audience will get the nod.

The successful names will win for the listener one of our brilliant RuggaMatrix USA caps.

Email all suggestions to

Note: Casho already has ‘New Old Mate’ who replaced ‘Old Mate’ after he tragically passed on.

Good luck.

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