Author Archives: Sam Roberts

Money is a terrible master

Saracens. A bastard child of rugby and business. Born from an ugly coming together. Now shamed, shunned and spat out into the wilderness. It was a partnership that had us all a little bit worried. Rugby with its need to … Continue reading

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Letting Billy know

RugbyPass article here (please click) Original below Along the London Road in Charlton Kings, just east of Cheltenham, a group of people are sitting around a table in The Langton Pub and Restaurant. Mid-conversation, one of them stops and stoops … Continue reading

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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 https://t.co/9swbviTueE?amp=1

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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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