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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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This is England

Me for the Rugby Blog Stripped to the waist, amidst the maelstrom that was Melbourne’s AAMI Park, Dan Cole stood oozing Englishness. Having been de-robed with comical ease whilst attending one of the many scraps that broke out in the … 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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In days like these…

“You know what hope is? Hope is bastard, hope is a liar, a cheat and a tease; hope comes near you, kick its backside, got no place in days like these…” Ben Folds and Nick Hornby, Picture Window So there … Continue reading

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Play on…

And so we begin the Rugby World Cup. Alongside us, hope, that most dangerous of drinking partners. In front of us, the undecided. Minutes into quarters into halves into wholes, match upon match of rugby potential. That lot versus us. … Continue reading

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