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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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A Small Piece About Time and Togetherness

I have some questions for you. Would that Lions side that lost yesterday be able to beat Saracens? The Saracens that dispatched so expertly of Munster and then Leinster on their way to back to back European titles? With all … Continue reading

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What our children allow us to be

We open on an interior. The banality is key. We will later find out that this chap is a professor, a leader in his field but the bromidic quality that the opening shot presents allows the comedy to shine. The … Continue reading

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500 words about just two

“I’m sorry.” Those are the words with which Ian Tempest showed the red card to Richard Barrington, the Saracens prop forward sent from the field in their game against Exeter this afternoon. Two little words but they can mean a … Continue reading

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Crocodiles, Sharks and Wasps – Week 5 Review of the Aviva Premiership

Click here to read my Round 5 Review of the Aviva Premiership for Yahoo/The Rugby Pod Week five of the Aviva Premiership and the hits just keep on coming. Some of the games became ‘purist’ affairs, with defences elbowing their … Continue reading

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Few certainties… Round 4 Review of the Aviva Premiership

Click here for Week 4 Aviva Premiership Review plus a team of the week There are few certainties in sport. Fewer still in the Aviva Premiership. As we rounded our fourth lap of a twenty two week campaign, previous givens … Continue reading

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She’s back – Week 1 Aviva Premiership Review

Please click on the link below Me for the new and rather excellent Rugby Pod website Oh how we’ve missed her. The Aviva Premiership sashayed back into our lives this weekend. Some new lipstick and a different hairdo but basically the … Continue reading

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To America, with love

For the first time ever, this Aviva Premiership season is being broadcast in the United States of America. Wonderful news, especially if you’re American. What with everything else you are having to sort out, being able to watch the best … Continue reading

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