Tag Archives: ireland rugby

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

Posted in rugby, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in rugby, Sport | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in rugby, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in rugby, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in rugby, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in rugby, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This is England

Me for the Rugby Blog Stripped to the waist, amidst the maelstrom that was Melbourne’s AAMI Park, Dan Cole stood oozing Englishness. Having been de-robed with comical ease whilst attending one of the many scraps that broke out in the … Continue reading

Posted in rugby, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment