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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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Paul Tupai, in perpetuity

The Scrum Bar at Goldington Road in Bedford, a place where the past alights. The walls are adorned with photographs of XVs stretching back generations. Sons and fathers; grandfathers before them. Hundreds of men, facing the camera with the same … Continue reading

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Return of Premiership: how will your team do?

Predictions, moi? I can tell you that this Aviva Premiership is rightfully the most anticipated in recent memory but am loathed to wager much else. There are too many good sides in England’s top flight. The quality has never been … Continue reading

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A Prem XV that was good to watch…

‘Tis the season to put teams out. So here you go. You can probably argue a better player in each position, but you can’t argue with the fact that I enjoyed watching them. Delighted to hear your favourite Aviva Premiership … 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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Touching Wood

Another Eddie Jones’ selection, another eyebrow raised. Tom Wood’s inclusion has people talking. In selecting the Northampton man, Jones knows he has made a surprising choice. In press conference, Jones talked about Wood’s work ethic and hair. “Tom Wood is like … Continue reading

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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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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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