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Confessions of a No.7

My interview with Luke Wallace of Harlequins on RugbyPass

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Anatomy of a feint No.2

In the original ‘Anatomy of a feint’ article, we looked at Liam Williams’ sidestep on Kieran Read in the first Lions’ test earlier this summer. At the time of writing, I was unaware of just how important that feint would … Continue reading

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Paul Tupai, in perpetuity

The Scrum Bar at Goldington Road in Bedford, a place where the past alights. The walls are adorned with photographs of XVs stretching back generations. Sons and fathers; grandfathers before them. Hundreds of men, facing the camera with the same … Continue reading

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Return of Premiership: how will your team do?

Predictions, moi? I can tell you that this Aviva Premiership is rightfully the most anticipated in recent memory but am loathed to wager much else. There are too many good sides in England’s top flight. The quality has never been … Continue reading

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Out of the pit

There are moments in sport that seem mapped out. As though the capricious nature on which the discipline has sold itself, has stepped aside. And so it was for the Aviva Premiership semi-final at Sandy Park. With just minutes on … Continue reading

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A Prem XV that was good to watch…

‘Tis the season to put teams out. So here you go. You can probably argue a better player in each position, but you can’t argue with the fact that I enjoyed watching them. Delighted to hear your favourite Aviva Premiership … Continue reading

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The Team That Eddie Forgot

Lions and England squad selections for this summer are spoken. The dust has settled. There have been some notable and pleasing inclusions. And yet for every Kyle Sinckler, there is a sinkhole; an equal and opposite reaction to being selected. … Continue reading

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The man you want on your side

As Tom Varndell crossed for his third and decisive try on Boxing Day in front of a particularly festive Ashton Gate crowd, one Bristol back row forward pumped his fist a little harder than most. Nick Fenton-Wells, the boy who … Continue reading

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Up in the air

As George North hit the deck on early Saturday evening and laid there motionless, many questions were being asked. Most it seemed centred around the Welsh winger’s cognitive health. Understandably so; he looked unconscious, for not the first time in his … Continue reading

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Humphreys, Harlequins and Henson – a review of Aviva Premiership Round 7

Click here for my review of round seven on the Aviva Premiership of the Rugby Pod

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