Tag Archives: rwc 2015

The fun in the first 48 hours

This article appeared on the Rugby Blog – feel free to read it there So there you go, the opening weekend of the Rugby World Cup. It crackled, it fizzed, it kinda meandered slowly and then came to a complete … Continue reading

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The Rising Sun

Trying to write about what happened at the Brighton Community Stadium on the first Saturday of the Rugby World Cup is tricky. For the uninitiated, our sport finds it difficult to serve up upsets. The scoring processes are multiple and … Continue reading

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Play on…

And so we begin the Rugby World Cup. Alongside us, hope, that most dangerous of drinking partners. In front of us, the undecided. Minutes into quarters into halves into wholes, match upon match of rugby potential. That lot versus us. … Continue reading

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How to make the Rugby World Cup betterer…

There aren’t many ways to improve our beloved sport of rugby during the World Cup. I could only think of five. Feel free to let me know your own suggested ‘improvements’. 1) Post selection draft This would allow players who … Continue reading

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For better or worse

There’s a joke going around that Wales feel the World Cup Final is on 26th September 2015. The punchline being that if the Welsh beat England at Twickenham that night, anything that happens subsequently will pale into insignificance. In the valleys, … Continue reading

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Brad’s Magic

This article appeared on EatSleepRugby.co.uk – http://ow.ly/2buTkR So, there we have it. England have named their 31 man squad and the media have reacted. To include the likes of Slade and Burgess is, according to Lancaster in press conference, “not … Continue reading

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Lights Out

(The England Rugby team traipse back in after a 25-20 loss in Paris. Stuart Lancaster walks up the tunnel flanked by coaches Graham Rowntree and Andy Farrell) Lancaster: Guys…? What the… ? Rowntree: … Farrell: … The, er… (Pause) Lancaster: … Continue reading

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