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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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Shark soup, pinball wizards and black, gathering clouds – Round 6 Review of the Aviva Premiership.

Click here to read my piece for The Rugby Pod and see my team of the week Boom! Round 6 in your face! What a week: we started with a Club v Country row, got sidetracked with one of the … Continue reading

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Splasher turns Gnasher and a FIFA audition – Week 3 Review of the Aviva Premiership

Click here to read my thoughts for The Rugby Pod Week three of the Aviva Premiership and the gifts just keep on coming. So much rugby, so many tries, red and yellow cards, and maybe even a citing. Pay attention … Continue reading

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Catching Bath

Bath, the city: with its Bath stone buildings, creamy yellow in the September sun, rising up and around like the sides of a colosseum. It is a natural amphitheatre; all the roads seem to lead towards the centre. And under an … Continue reading

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Hitting the target and not finding your bullets – Aviva Premiership Round 2 Review

Click here to read my report on the Aviva Premiership and see my ‘Team of the Week’. No two weeks are the same in the Aviva Premiership. Ask Dan Mugford, or indeed Gloucester. Sale’s Mugford steered his last minute penalty villainously … 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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