Category Archives: Sport

Nothing is off the table

Read my piece on the plight of English top tier rugby here

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Marler and mirth

The 26th of September 2018 was the date he tried to sort this all out. He would step away from international rugby. He was young enough to still be incredibly useful as an international prop forward, but he’d had enough. … Continue reading

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Exeter’s Excellence

click here for the article on Rugby Pass You can usually find out a little bit more about your club side during the Six Nations. Shorn of key men, clubs can either step up or wilt. There are a couple … Continue reading

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The spectral sceptre

Please click this link to read this piece on RugbyPass It was telling that two individual moments of brilliance were all that England could proffer in Paris. Against a defence fatigued by work already done, England’s Jonny May jinked forth … Continue reading

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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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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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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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You just can’t beat them

The word being used was boring. Saracens and Exeter were both called it. Curious, if you’ve ever really watched them play. Watched them do their stuff without the pull of club loyalty shutting one of your eyes. For boring, you … Continue reading

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