Author Archives: Sam Roberts

The Gifts and the Burdens

This article appeared on The XV website over a month ago. It’s about being a dad or a son in rugby union and lays out some crucial advice on parenting a sporty child. I am a dad and I know … Continue reading

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The very best of men

It wasn’t over until it was over. Once the officials had sorted out that that time was not the time, but whatever it was, it was up. Fitting really; the game had confounded us all. Racing 92 were up against … Continue reading

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Twelve become two

Me on the weekend’s Premiership rugby semi finals. If you’ve not subscribed the site is really good value for a year of rugby reading, and with ‘RobertsXV’ code it’s more money off! First month is free too. Click here to … Continue reading

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Without and within: Saracens will be missed

Ye gods, we had forgotten what a sport this was. Amongst the moonshots, algorithms and trips to Barnard Castle, a few things have slipped from our collective consciousness. On Saturday afternoon, propelled by the winds whipping through the Aviva, they … Continue reading

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The XV – a brand new rugby website

Delighted to say that I will be working for a brand new rugby media website called – The XV. http://thexv.rugby – please note it is .rugby not .com This is a new initiative from Rugby Pass and has gathered together … Continue reading

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One Game at a Time – Episode 10

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One Game at a Time – Episode 9

Chris Robshaw has had an incredible career, having played over 300 times for club and country, captaining both along the way. He spoke to me about his Harlequins highlight, winning the Aviva Premiership Final in 2012, but we also found … Continue reading

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A prodigal son, of sorts

“They asked if I would describe myself in three words and I thought; autistic, OCD and anxious…” Click here – Jonny May on his return to Kingsholm and how he’s changed. Me for Rugby Pass.

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One Game at a Time – Episode 8

This week’s Rugby World Magazine’s “One Game at a Time” goes back to 2009 and a rare rugby penalty shootout. Jordan Crane played for Leeds, Leicester, Bristol and England in a wonderful 15-year career, which is continuing into coaching down … Continue reading

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One Game at a Time – Episode 7

On this episode of Rugby World Magazine’s ‘One Game at a Time’, I talk to Wasps fly-half Jimmy Gopperth about an incredible Champions Cup game from back in 2016. Our discussion proves an incredible insight into the world of a … Continue reading

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