Tag Archives: Rugby union

The Gifts and the Burdens

This article appeared on The XV website over a month ago. It’s about being a dad or a son in rugby union and lays out some crucial advice on parenting a sporty child. I am a dad and I know … Continue reading

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The very best of men

It wasn’t over until it was over. Once the officials had sorted out that that time was not the time, but whatever it was, it was up. Fitting really; the game had confounded us all. Racing 92 were up against … Continue reading

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The XV – a brand new rugby website

Delighted to say that I will be working for a brand new rugby media website called – The XV. http://thexv.rugby – please note it is .rugby not .com This is a new initiative from Rugby Pass and has gathered together … 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 8

This week’s Rugby World Magazine’s “One Game at a Time” goes back to 2009 and a rare rugby penalty shootout. Jordan Crane played for Leeds, Leicester, Bristol and England in a wonderful 15-year career, which is continuing into coaching down … Continue reading

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One Game at a Time – Episode 6

In Episode 6 of Rugby World Magazine’s ‘One Game at a Time’, Sam Roberts talks to one of the most popular rugby players in the world. Schalk Brits played for The Stormers, Saracens and South Africa, in a career that … Continue reading

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One Game at a Time – Episode 5

In Episode 5 of Rugby World Magazine’s podcast ‘One Game at a Time’, I speak to arguably the finest finisher her country has ever seen. Nicknamed ‘One Touch’, Katherine Merchant scored 44 tries in 58 international appearances, and I talk … Continue reading

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One Game at a Time – Special Edition – Episode 4

“What can touch a man like that…?” I am exceptionally proud to tell you that to celebrate the 60th Birthday of the world’s best-selling rugby magazine, I got to talk to many people’s greatest player, about arguably the greatest rugby … Continue reading

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One Game at a Time – Episode 3

Episode 3 of Rugby World Magazine’s ‘One Game at a Time’ sees Sam Roberts talk to Premiership referee and former Harlequins and Bedford player Karl Dickson. After more than 150 top-flight appearances for Quins, Karl made the swift and challenging … Continue reading

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