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More important than rugby

Amongst the thrashings of a penultimate week of Super Rugby, an old favourite is limbering up. If Saracens are unbeatable in Northern Hemisphere club rugby, their equal and opposite are the Canterbury Crusaders. Many have wondered who would win if … 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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The debt we owe

Well done Ireland. Beautiful, clever, uncompromising Ireland. Many of us were with you. Vicariously pitting ourselves against something big and black. Yours was the improbable reach, the formidable feat; rugby’s Everest. This was one of the world’s most enjoyable wins, … 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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Six Nations Round 1: That Friend Of Yours

The Six Nations. That friend of yours. The one you hadn’t heard from in a while, that you hoped had mellowed a little, settled down perhaps, and yet within half an hour of the reunion is asking you to stay … Continue reading

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The Joy of Six

February clocks on; a licking of lips. Buoyed by rounds of European pounding and a previous summer of British and Irish togetherness, we turn on each other. This feels so good. Humming each other’s tunes and yet, every melodious note … Continue reading

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Finding my joy

Me for Sport 500 about how the Six Nations is the saviour for pretty much everything Sam Roberts © 2017. (Text only). All Rights Reserved

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