rugbyunion
Latest News:
Premiership Play-offs

By Ian Todd
July 20 2015

To keep the site active I have to update the front page regularly and this can be tricky in the off-season.  I’ve decide to continue my theme about play-offs.  One of the examples thrown out by proponents of play-off systems is the Aviva Premiership.  The argument is along the lines of: if deciding the Premiership Champions by play-off is okay then why isn’t the same tru... More >

Why the Play-offs Don't Work

I wrote that the play-offs do work.  But only in achieving one very specific goal.  Now I'd like to say why they don't work, whilst at the same time trying to be fair.... More >

Why the Play-offs Work

The Championship promotion play-offs work.  They do exactly what they are supposed to and any Bristol supporters that think otherwise just do not understand the system.... More >

BRISTOL FALL AGONIZINGLY SHORT

Bristol's struggle to escape the clutches of the pray-off system will have to go to another season after losing by just a single point over the two legs against Worcester. What els... More >

BRIS ONE POINT BEHIND AT HALF-TIME

Don’t you just love the pray-offs?  Top the league with a record number of points, beat your closest rivals home and away.  Then fashion a narrow lead when under pr... More >

GALE BLOWS BRIS HOME

Unbeaten at home, just one loss in the league all season  - Bristol at last stagger into the two legged Pray-Off Final.  Against the team the vast majority of observers t... More >

BRISTOL SURVIVE TITANIC SHOCK

Bristol emerged 32 - 20 victors over a Rotherham side that looked close to pulling off a real upset for the majority of the game.  I suppose first playing fourth in a cup tie ... More >

100% HOME RECORD BUT STILL CAN'T WIN THE FIRST HALF

Bristol finished the regular home season with a 100% record and the umpteenth try-scoring bonus point.  But looked so far from a promotion winning side it was unbelievable. &n... More >

TEN TRY TRIUMPH

Bristol outscored Plymouth by ten tries to one to demonstrate why one side is top of the table and the other is rooted to the bottom.  Plymouth's relegation appeared to have b... More >

BRIS BREEZE BY BLUES

Bristol emerged comfortable winners, but there was an awful lot of very sloppy play and a surprising lack of urgency at times.  Bristol weren’t helped by a side that see... More >

Bristol Poll

"bit of fun" -has it had its time?

See results > Submit >>