Tag Archives: Rugby union

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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Roots

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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Imposter Syndrome

You may not be aware but I have been lucky enough, over the last few months, to spend time with some top young rugby talent. I’ve been giving seminars and workshops on communications skills, based around my learning from working … Continue reading

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The Gifts and the Burdens

This article appeared on The XV website. 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 how hard it can … 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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