Tag Archives: RWC’15

Remember, Remember…

Dates and times: history is full of them. Some traverse the ages, others drift into obscurity. How people will document this year’s bonfire night from a rugby perspective is likely to be nothing more than a footnote on a rewritten … Continue reading

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“The wheel has come full circle” – Rugby World Cup 2015

King Lear is my favourite Shakespeare play. It is epic. In truth, it is two separate plays entwined together. Love, rejection, honesty, guilt, senility, cruelty and hope: all mashed up with some of the best lines the Bard ever bashed … Continue reading

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Third time’s a charm

This article was picked up by Rugby World – click here It has been decided. Despite all our best intentions, crossing of fingers and I do hope nots, we have a final between the two best sides in the competition. This … Continue reading

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In days like these…

“You know what hope is? Hope is bastard, hope is a liar, a cheat and a tease; hope comes near you, kick its backside, got no place in days like these…” Ben Folds and Nick Hornby, Picture Window So there … Continue reading

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Extraordinary

Extraordinary. The Rugby World Cup. I don’t know how this all started, or where it will all finish. Do I have to write something? Maybe I shouldn’t. Just close down the computer and walk away. Let someone else try and … Continue reading

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“Yes sir….”

Imagine if we had a talking to from Nigel Owens ahead of the big match this Saturday… I did. “Right then, I don’t know who you’ve been listening to, but I’m in charge ok? You listen to me. I’ll tell … Continue reading

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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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