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Babchenko-ing and the Boks

Babchenko. Soon to be a verb. As in, he’s babchenkoed himself on the end of that move. Meaning: assumed gone, only to appear alive and well to the surprise of everyone. If a commentator doesn’t describe a player babchenko-ing themselves … Continue reading

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Lions, England and an unsatisfactory Six Nations

To rest or not to rest, that is the question. Slings and arrows of outrageous fortune at having so many Lions and a club system that just wants their players to play. England are trying to pick over the bones … Continue reading

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A Game of Union

Five rounds of international rugby becomes the Six Nations Championship. Seven weeks of ‘what ifs’ and ‘maybes’ manifest themselves as a final table. Sporting potential into rugby fact. Ireland rode out the storm exceptionally well, took their chances and defended … Continue reading

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When the hurly-burly’s done

Hurly-burly indeed. If ever a word had been invented to describe the way Scotland would undo those bastard English in the 2018 Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield, Shakespeare had it. Impudent navy blue shirts dipped and rose poetically, like the words … Continue reading

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Picking a team, not players

Many people are puzzling over upcoming England Rugby selections. The Six Nations is but weeks away and England are looking at an unprecedented hatrick of championship wins. Other narratives exist too; just how good are Scotland and Ireland; whereabouts are … Continue reading

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Promises, Promises

What a time to exist. This last week has, amazingly, trumped much of what has come before. I mean, a man celebrated losing a general election by high-fiving a middle-aged woman’s tit. Politically, we are very drunk. Staggering left and … 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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