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Hit and miss

on Oct 18, 2016 in: rugby

Massivley unimpressed by Montpellier’s Francois Steyn who yelled "MISS" when trying to charge down a conversion attempt by Northampton’s Stephen Myler during their match on Saturday.Myler did miss, but referee Nigel Owens quite rightly ordered th...

Put up or shut up

on Oct 16, 2016 in: England, training

I find myself agreeing with Matt Dawson.The former England and Lions scrum half has noted how “bizarre” it was that only seven Premiership Rugby DoRs turned up for a meeting with England boss Eddie Jones this week.This, following public criticism...

Anthony Foley R.I.P.

on Oct 16, 2016 in: rugby


Black Dog

on Oct 15, 2016 in: depression, rugby

Sad to hear that former Wales No 8 Andy Powell has been suffering depression for the last 18 months.Powell retired from rugby this week with his club, Merthyr, citing a persistent knee injury. The player has since confirmed, however, that his battle...


on Oct 14, 2016

With England’s injury list growing, there’s been talk of Maro Itoje playing at 7 for his country this November.If true then, while a huge fan of the FEC (Future England Captain), you have to ask yourself whether it’s really fair to expect him t...

New Rugby?

on Oct 11, 2016 in: rugby

Former dual code international, Bev Risman, has called for the sports of Rugby Union and Rugby League to merge.In his autobiography “Both Sides of the Fence” the 78 year old former British Lion and Great Britain Rugby League player argues the cas...

Taking no chances...

on Oct 6, 2016 in: England, rugby

England boss Eddie Jones is taking no chances with George Ford at England training this week after the broken fibula suffered by Wasps flanker Sam Jones and Anthony Watson's subsequent broken jaw...