Total Flanker

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Country:United Kingdom

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



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News today that John Mitchell has had his contract as England’s defence coach extended by two years by the RFU.Having originally been contracted until the end of the World Cup this year, Mitchell's deal is now extended to 2021 and, with Warren Gatl...

Disappointment for England Under 20s at the World Championships in Argentina, finishing third in their pool behind Ireland and Australia, despite thrashing the Aussies in the final pool game.Consequently the English youngsters can - at best - finish...

Never Say Never Again

on Jun 12, 2019

The worst kept secret in international rugby was exposed today as Warren Gatland was officially unveiled as head coach of the British & Irish Lions for the 2021 tour of South Africa.So Gats will take charge of this third tour, despite having clai...

So, it appears that not only is Israel Folau a bigot, he is also a hypocrite.In 2018 he threatened to quit rugby if sanctioned by Rugby Australia for posting homophobic content on social media.Instead, having been sacked following another Instagram p...

Grim up North

on Jun 4, 2019 in: finance, rugby

A sad state of affairs for Championship club Yorkshire Carnegie and its fans and for rugby in the North in general as the club, having lost a significant chunk of its funding for next season, is the latest professional rugby outfit in...

A magnificent afternoon at Twickenham on Saturday, glorious weather, a hearty pub lunch, great seats in the South Stand and a quite superb game of rugby.Exeter were excellent for three quarters of the game, frustrating Saracens at every turn and taki...

From time to time I have questioned the relevance of Barbarians rugby in the modern professional game.I'm happy to say that I'm starting to think I was wrong, as it is becoming increasingly clear that the annual end of season BaaBaas game against Eng...