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To Protect and Serve

“I had Simon Devereux and Andy Deacon say it to me after the game, that they’d never heard Kingsholm like that for over ten years. In the 73rd minute, I remember looking at the clock and thinking, they’re singing the … Continue reading

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One Game at a Time – Episode 9

Chris Robshaw has had an incredible career, having played over 300 times for club and country, captaining both along the way. He spoke to me about his Harlequins highlight, winning the Aviva Premiership Final in 2012, but we also found … Continue reading

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A prodigal son, of sorts

“They asked if I would describe myself in three words and I thought; autistic, OCD and anxious…” Click here – Jonny May on his return to Kingsholm and how he’s changed. Me for Rugby Pass.

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One Game at a Time – Episode 2

I speak to England and Gloucester’s James Simpson-Daniel, in the second episode of ‘One Game at a Time’. It was amazing to hear him talking about taking on Jonah Lomu, Sir Clive Woodward’s strategies and the heartbreak of missing out … Continue reading

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Marler and mirth

The 26th of September 2018 was the date he tried to sort this all out. He would step away from international rugby. He was young enough to still be incredibly useful as an international prop forward, but he’d had enough. … Continue reading

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The spectral sceptre

Please click this link to read this piece on RugbyPass It was telling that two individual moments of brilliance were all that England could proffer in Paris. Against a defence fatigued by work already done, England’s Jonny May jinked forth … Continue reading

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The heartbreakingly simple truth

Read my words on the heartbreaking Rugby World Cup final for RugbyPass

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You just can’t beat them

The word being used was boring. Saracens and Exeter were both called it. Curious, if you’ve ever really watched them play. Watched them do their stuff without the pull of club loyalty shutting one of your eyes. For boring, you … Continue reading

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From Twickenham, with love

So, there we go. The World Cup is on. England are a very good team and they can go to Japan full of hope and expectation. God help them. These things are always better when they sneak up on you. … Continue reading

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Alacritous England end Ireland’s reign

“If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well it were done quickly…” Macbeth, Act I, Scene VII. Alacrity is a lovely word. And few better sum up the way England set about Ireland in the opening round of … Continue reading

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