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The Ties That Bind Us – a new rugby podcast series

I humbly present a new podcast series for you – all about what it means to be a fan. I spent one episode with the fans of each Premiership Rugby club and ask them some tricky questions. They reminisce, explain, … Continue reading

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The Blues and GSI

This article originally appeared in the June edition of the Rugby Journal – a publication very much worth getting. You can buy your copy on this link. Geoff Irvine’s imposing frame has stalked the rugby corridors of power for the … Continue reading

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Lucky Tommy

This orignially appeared on ‘The XV’ website – the place where the best rugby writing exists. Please sign up if you can – you won’t regret it. September 2011: Saints TV catches up pitchside with Jon Clarke. The Northampton centre … Continue reading

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Negative self-talk

BY NICOLA JOHNSON In the second of our blogs, aimed at helping young minds improve their communication skills and self-belief, I am delighted to lean on the fantastic Nicola Johnson. Usually found in legal and financial circles, Nicks also consults … Continue reading

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Pleasingly Heroic

Mad, wasn’t it? That, having produced such a semi-final, Harlequins should do it all over again in the final. Madness is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. Maybe we’re the ones that are mad? Learned minds opined: … Continue reading

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Without and within

You will have to live a long time to see the likes of what Ashton Gate served up on Saturday. Cornucopia after cornucopia. A game for the fans. No matter if you didn’t wear the famous West London quarters normally, … Continue reading

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Imposter Syndrome

You may not be aware but I have been lucky enough, over the last few months, to spend time with some top young rugby talent. I’ve been giving seminars and workshops on communications skills, based around my learning from working … Continue reading

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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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