Tag Archives: All Blacks

Anatomy of a feint No.3

Sam Underhill’s running style is distinct. Indeed, it isn’t really a run, it’s a scamper. His shoulders are hunched, his body compact, perhaps from all of those lung puncturing tackles he makes. As he gallops, his head is pushed slightly … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a feint

I have questions regarding the First Lions Test of 2017. Although, they are mostly for myself. About hope and shouting loudly at the TV in front of my children. There are things I need to do better. I’m working on … Continue reading

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The Lions Sleep Tonight

It is the night before, the morning after. I hope you are reading this then. Not after the fact. The reality is rarely as good as the promise. Sleeping Lions dream, and here we are, in Britain and Ireland, about … Continue reading

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The here and now

Click here for me for the Rugby Blog – one final time As Nigel Owens and TMO Ben Skeen deliberated over whether the ball had gone forward off Haylett-Petty or Maro Itoje in Saturday’s third test between Australia and England … Continue reading

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Nowell’s House Party

Me talking about Haskell, labradors, gravitational physics, marker pens and Sam Burgess’ mum for The Rugby Blog James Haskell is a difficult man to love. He’s in love with himself for starters; a crowded relationship like that can always be … Continue reading

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“The wheel has come full circle” – Rugby World Cup 2015

King Lear is my favourite Shakespeare play. It is epic. In truth, it is two separate plays entwined together. Love, rejection, honesty, guilt, senility, cruelty and hope: all mashed up with some of the best lines the Bard ever bashed … Continue reading

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Third time’s a charm

This article was picked up by Rugby World – click here It has been decided. Despite all our best intentions, crossing of fingers and I do hope nots, we have a final between the two best sides in the competition. This … Continue reading

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