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Sad news

on Feb 15, 2018 in: coaching, rugby

Very sad to hear the news this week that Graham Mead, who coached me as a member of the Peterborough Colts team from 1980-83, has passed away after a short illness.A softly-spoken, humble and thoroughly decent man, Graham gave up huge amounts of his...

Happy Valentine's Day

on Feb 13, 2018 in: England, rugby

Roses are redViolets are blueThe try wasn't givenGet over it.

Quite a weekend of 6 Nations rugby to reflect upon...Sergio Parisse (who was uncharacteristically crap in Dublin on Saturday) claims that Ireland are better than England. That may be so, but the Italians still managed to score 3 tries against Ireland...

You have to hand it to France coach Jacques Brunel - he has fully bought in to the methodology of the chaos theory with his latest team selection.Having selected a 19 year old rookie at 10 to face Ireland last week, this week he recalls 32 year old L...

What the hell, Eddie?

on Feb 9, 2018 in: England

On the face of it, yesterday's rant by Eddie Jones was, at best, ill-advised.Questioning the "bottle" of young Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell is one thing, but to then cast doubt on the integrity of Welsh skipper, legend and all round good guy Alun Wyn...

Here are the Total Flanker predictions for week 2 of the 2018 Six Nations with the proviso that, the author having proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is no Nostradamus, no liability whatsoever will be accepted for any losses suffered by any ee...

Caption competition

on Feb 7, 2018 in: humour, rugby

Any takers?