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From Twickenham, with love

So, there we go. The World Cup is on. England are a very good team and they can go to Japan full of hope and expectation. God help them. These things are always better when they sneak up on you. … Continue reading

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Alacritous England end Ireland’s reign

“If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well it were done quickly…” Macbeth, Act I, Scene VII. Alacrity is a lovely word. And few better sum up the way England set about Ireland in the opening round of … Continue reading

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Lions, England and an unsatisfactory Six Nations

To rest or not to rest, that is the question. Slings and arrows of outrageous fortune at having so many Lions and a club system that just wants their players to play. England are trying to pick over the bones … Continue reading

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A Game of Union

Five rounds of international rugby becomes the Six Nations Championship. Seven weeks of ‘what ifs’ and ‘maybes’ manifest themselves as a final table. Sporting potential into rugby fact. Ireland rode out the storm exceptionally well, took their chances and defended … Continue reading

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When the hurly-burly’s done

Hurly-burly indeed. If ever a word had been invented to describe the way Scotland would undo those bastard English in the 2018 Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield, Shakespeare had it. Impudent navy blue shirts dipped and rose poetically, like the words … Continue reading

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Where things really matter

I watched Elise Christie attempt and fail in her quest to win the 500m Speed Skating title at the Winter Olympics in South Korea on Tuesday. Like many I tuned in to see her lay a few demons to rest. … Continue reading

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Six Nations Round 1: That Friend Of Yours

The Six Nations. That friend of yours. The one you hadn’t heard from in a while, that you hoped had mellowed a little, settled down perhaps, and yet within half an hour of the reunion is asking you to stay … Continue reading

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