Total Flanker

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



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I am sure that Rugby Australia's decision to reach a settlement last week with Israel Folau was a matter of financial expediency, but it still stinks. What really sticks in the gullet is the fact that, as part of the settlement, Rugby Australia were...

Rugby Post-gate

on Dec 3, 2019

On the search, as ever, for a slightly left-field rugby story, I came across the discussion surrounding an innovative tactic, employed by Edinburgh against Munster at the weekend, of lifting the protective padding around the goalposts to prevent the...

I am really quite impressed by "GAME ON" -  the new initiative soon to be launched by New Zealand Rugby.Brought in to try to avoid matches being defaulted, from next season school or club teams can turn up with a minimum of 10 players and, with...

With sincere apologies for the awful headline, the loss of Scott Wisemantel from the England coaching staff could turn out to be a huge blow for Eddie Jones.Given how Wisemantel has transformed the English attack since joining the coaching team in th...

Melbourne Magic

on Nov 25, 2019 in: rugby

Magical news from down-under where Melbourne Rebels have announced the signing of wing wizard (see what I did there?) Harry Potter.The English-born former Hogwarts Quidditch seeker has apparently been in spellbinding form for Sydney University and wi...

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Good luck Tom Smith

on Nov 21, 2019 in: cancer, Scotland

This blog's very best wishes go out to Tom Smith and his family, as the 48 year old former Scotland and Lions prop battles against stage four colorectal cancer which has spread to his liver and brain.One of my favourite rugby memories was watching -...