Blog Archive

Six Nations Climax - France triumph

Ireland claim claim. Italy victorious, whilst questions remain for England, Scotland and Wales.

Sunday, 20 March 2022

6 Nations 2022 - Round 4 - 14 Angry Men

England take much fro defeat whilst both Ireland and France head to the final weekend in contention for the title

Monday, 14 March 2022

Six Nations 2022 Round 3

Another fascinating weekend of Six Nations Rugby, Mike Penistone looks back at how England are moving forward and asks how and who will stop the French.

Monday, 28 February 2022

Super Rugby Pacific 2022

The southern hemisphere's new competition sees teams from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands battle it out. Mike Penistone provides an overview of the format, an intro to the teams and a review of the first week's action

Monday, 21 February 2022

A View From Down Under - 6 Nations Week 2

Mike Penistone provides further insight on the weekend's 6 Nations clashes as well as commentary on a historic win for Italy Under 20s over their English counterparts,

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

The 6 Nations - Round One

Ireland dominate, Scotland finish strong and France beat Italy. Mike Penistone provides food for thought after the first round of the 2022 Six Nations Championships begun this weekend

Monday, 7 February 2022

The Final Tests - Autumn Series 2021

Victories for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy & France will set up a fantastic 6-nations, whilst questions remain for the southern hemisphere power-houses who return home with only 2 victories from 7 matches.

Monday, 22 November 2021

Ski Blog - Visit to Presolana and Brentonico, Italy

Last week, Energy Travel’s Mike set out to Italy looking to discover more ski resorts to add to the Energy Travel portfolio. Presolana and Brentonico proved to be small, charming resorts that will be ideal for newer skiers and groups on a budget. Read more about how he got on…

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Autumn Internationals Week 2

England and Ireland dominated two southern-hemisphere giants whilst South Africa and Argentina came good

Monday, 15 November 2021

Autumn Internationals

Mike Penistone looks back at a weekend of close games for some and blow-outs for others...

Monday, 8 November 2021

The Italian Rugby Pyramid

In the Energy Travel offices, we love travel and we love sport. One of our favourite combinations of these two passions is supporting rugby in Italy.

We all know a little about the Italian game and the progress of the Azzurri in the six nations and at the World Cup. Below this, what does Italian rugby look like? Recent success of Italian youth teams shows promise for the future, but a strong league structure will also help promote competitive rugby and a dynamic future. With the Italian pyramid restarting last weekend, we took a deeper dive to find out more about:

Monday, 18 October 2021

Interview with former England U19s & Leicester Tigers Academy Coach, Tosh Askew

Read about how he got into rugby, his coaching career with England, Loughborough University, Leicester Tigers then his move to Italy.

Friday, 8 October 2021