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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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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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