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The Lord’s Work

This for The XV website – I spoke to Lord Hayward about his rugby life, how the sport has changed him, his work with the Kings X Steelers and his hopes for the future. A brilliant insight into a fascinating … Continue reading

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Beaten and bloodied, yet unbowed

Me on the Rugby Pass website (free to read). Possibly, the most important thing I’ve ever written. https://www.rugbypass.com/news/english-rugby-simply-can-not-must-not-let-championship-season-collapse/

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Taking the reins

I spoke to Lloyd Evans about him growing up, choosing rugby over cricket, his relationship with Danny Cipriani and now what is expected of him. He also spoke really well about what being a Gloucester player is all about. Article … Continue reading

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Rock of Ages

Click here for my piece with Wasps Hooker Tommy Taylor for The XV website. “There is a new element of freedom and expression,”Taylor says, “which he’s allowed to happen. He’s always been that sort of man: very relaxed and calm, … 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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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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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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Team of the Season – Gallagher Premiership 2018/19

My team of the season. I know we have one round to go but, you know, you have to be quick these days. Here are the men whom I think have performed in most laudable fashion during the Gallagher Premiership … Continue reading

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