Total Flanker

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A Rugby Blog...the older I get the better I was



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Members of the Flat Earth Society believe that we live on a disc, with the North Pole at its centre and a 150-ft high wall of ice, Antarctica, at the outer edge.They are wrong...

Earlier today I read an article in the Telegraph by Mick Cleary calling for the RFU to declare rugby amateur again below a certain level and I must say I could not agree more.I’ve long thought that professionalism in English rugby is simply financi...

Assuming that Eddie Jones does decide to step down as England coach after the World Cup in 2019 (a stance he has consistently maintained), the temptation will be I’m sure, to try to replace him with another “proven” international coach.I’m a...

Germans on strike...

on Nov 29, 2017 in: rugby

I don’t want to fall back on hackneyed old stereotypes, but right now German rugby is hardly the paragon of efficiency that one might normally associate with that country.I am referring of course to the fact that the German national team decided to...

Breach birth

on Nov 28, 2017 in: Canada, rugby

Twenty year old Harlequins winger Jess Breach must think this international rugby lark is a bit of a breeze.Six tries on her debut vs Canada at Allianz Park were followed by a mere five further tries in the third and final encounter of the series at...

It looks likely from this Autumn's internationals (and I appreciate that Wales and South Africa still have to slug it out again this coming weekend), that we are in for one humdinger of a Six Nations next year.England and Ireland will go into the tou...

Time to relax?

on Nov 24, 2017 in: rugby

With both Fiji and Tonga making it through to the semi finals of the Rugby League World Cup, it is being suggested in various circles that perhaps Rugby Union should follow Rugby League's example in relaxing international eligibility rules.A recent c...