Author Archives: Sam Roberts

The heartbreakingly simple truth

Read my words on the heartbreaking Rugby World Cup final for RugbyPass

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Villainy so virtuoso

Have a read of my take on an incredible semi final for Rugby Pass

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Everybody thinks I am

When I was eighteen, I got an incredible chance to meet one of the finest sportsmen of his generation. The school I went to had parental ties with Gray Nicholls, the cricket equipment company, and (somewhat unbelievably looking back on … Continue reading

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Not what we want

It is true. For all the good that sport does, the way it can reach into the soul and nourish your nether regions, it doesn’t always give us what we want. Our love affair with Japanese rugby was relatively simple. … Continue reading

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A thing with feathers

Just past eight o’clock on Sunday evening, the heat abating from a day that has burnt itself into the memory; I am at the local park. About one hundred yards away, out to my right, two young lads walk home. … Continue reading

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Nothing like it

I am trying to explain the situation to my wife. She is patiently waiting to serve up a delayed evening meal*, as it is obvious I am not going to be forthcoming. I’m attempting to describe one of the many … Continue reading

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More important than rugby

Amongst the thrashings of a penultimate week of Super Rugby, an old favourite is limbering up. If Saracens are unbeatable in Northern Hemisphere club rugby, their equal and opposite are the Canterbury Crusaders. Many have wondered who would win if … Continue reading

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