Total Flanker

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



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The controversy surrounding Yorkshire Carnegie refuses to go away.The long and the short of it is that last season the club went bust. But rather than be penalised by the RFU, Carnegie have been allowed to continue playing in the Championship whilst...

You've just got to love the Aussies. One victory at home against a New Zealand team who played half the game with 14 men and you would think they had won the World Cup.With habitual rent-a-gob David Campese claiming that it is now time to "crush the...

I have to say I'm not a big fan of how the World Rugby ranking system works.It is being reported that if the All Blacks lose to Australia again next weekend they will fall from 1st to 4th place in the world rankings. And if they lose by 16 points or...

It is difficult to draw any firm conclusions from the weekend's rugby.What should we make of South Africa dismantling the Argentina to win a truncated Rugby Championship? (Answer: for a while now I've fancied the Springboks to win the RWC).Does New Z...

Well done Eddie Jones - the early bird announcement of England's 31 man Rugby World Cup squad, nearly 4 weeks ahead of the 8th September deadline is, I think, a shrewd move, allowing the chosen players to focus fully on preparation without the distra...

Touchdown!

on Aug 9, 2019 in: NFL

Wow.What a start in American Football for former Wasps and England winger Christian Wade, who scored a stunning 65-yard touchdown with his first touch on his Buffalo Bills debut in a pre-season game against Indianapolis Colts.And there was me questio...

Northern Exposure

on Aug 7, 2019 in: finance, rugby

They are certainly not happy bunnies down at Richmond FC.Which is unsurprising really following the RFU's decision to allow the insolvent Yorkshire Carnegie to kick off the forthcoming season in the Championship at the expense of Richmond who were re...