Tag Archives: Rugby union

Why we’re here…

Saturday evening, on one of Britain’s unusual back channels. TV these days is so prevailing that it often feels like there are more people on it than watching. GBTV, I think this channel is called. Or GBNews? Something like that. … Continue reading

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The Rugby Inheritance Podcast

I’m really pleased to tell you about a new podcast that I’ve been working on; it is downloadable from all good podcast providers. Ed Slater and I worked together for a few years on the Official Gloucester Rugby Podcast, while … Continue reading

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Where you want to go

This is an extract. The full interview appears in this month’s (March 2023) issue of the Rugby Journal – get your hands on a copy by ordering it at http://www.therugbyjournal.com Back in 2011, Mark Atkinson was sat in a changing … Continue reading

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Green over blue

We’ve never had it so good. If we weren’t sure what to expect from the top two sides in the world, the rugby gods did. Drunk on elixir, they had lobbed the constituent parts into their oval cup and smiled … Continue reading

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Caldy’s kids and the RFU

Me writing for Rugby Pass. Please click the following link to read about the governing body’s most important decision in 2023. https://t.co/W9mDVzZPYG

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Why not?

63 minutes and 47 seconds on the clock; Marcus Smith beats the floor with his fist. He has knocked the ball on attempting to keep a move alive. A move that had swept towards the All Blacks’ try line like … Continue reading

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Just desserts

Do England and the RFU have the coach they deserve? Having pardoned mediocrity before, can they really be surprised it has turned up at their door again? In Eddie Jones they have someone who is wonderfully evasive and difficult to … Continue reading

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I haven’t written in a while. In truth, other things have got in the way. But personal events over the last week or so have made me rethink. Listen, I’m good, better, on the mend, and although what happened was … Continue reading

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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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Patient Polledri

Please visit RugbyPass+ and read my piece on Jake Polledri – click this link. Please consider subscribing to have access to the very best rugby journalism and interviews. There was little more glorious than Jake Polledri with ball in hand. … Continue reading

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