Author Archives: Sam Roberts

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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Appointing George

Spent time with the Gloucester Rugby hierarchy for Rugby Pass. It’s been an interesting time; the hiring process of the new coach particularly fascinating. Follow this link to read it

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One Game at a Time – Episode 6

In Episode 6 of Rugby World Magazine’s ‘One Game at a Time’, Sam Roberts talks to one of the most popular rugby players in the world. Schalk Brits played for The Stormers, Saracens and South Africa, in a career that … Continue reading

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One Game at a Time – Episode 5

In Episode 5 of Rugby World Magazine’s podcast ‘One Game at a Time’, I speak to arguably the finest finisher her country has ever seen. Nicknamed ‘One Touch’, Katherine Merchant scored 44 tries in 58 international appearances, and I talk … Continue reading

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