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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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The gifts and the burdens

My first piece for http://www.thexv.rugby – a long read about fathers and sons and how the relationship works within rugby. Please click on the link below to read my piece; If you haven’t already subscribed, use the code RobertsXV for … 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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You get what you deserve

You get what you deserve. It is an idiom as true today, as it ever was. Many of us find ourselves knee deep in all sorts of cack from time to time, but as we attempt to extricate ourselves from … Continue reading

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Being human

I was asked by Channel 5 earlier this week to talk about Danny Cipriani. I’m reliably informed that the piece from my holiday in the Umbrian mountains via FaceTime probably didn’t make the cut. Maybe they were after more admonishment. … Continue reading

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All’s Well That Ends Well

When the British and Irish Lions promised ‘Rugby Chaos’ as a way of combatting the All Blacks on this 2017 tour of New Zealand, no one thought it would manifest itself in fans searching the internet frantically for the playing … Continue reading

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