Total Flanker

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Sean O'Brien, for no apparent reason, appears to have set a rather large cat loose amongst the pigeons by publicly criticising the British & Irish Lions attack coach, Rob Howley.What prompted his comment is unclear, but apparently it was poor coa...

I was a little alarmed by reports that Australia's coach Michael Cheika had revealed a small cut on his nose caused by an "exploding dumpling" on the eve of his team's test match against Argentina.For one horrible moment I thought that Matt Dunn...

Roll up, roll up, get your tickets to the Total Flanker Hall of Wazzocks here.Yes, folks, three brand new inductees to this prestigious and exclusive club, one as a result of a relatively recent act and two for their historic commitment to the cause...

Last Orders please!

on Sep 6, 2017 in: England

So it appears that Eddie Jones might be prepared to forgive and forget the misdemeanours of Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona, who last month were sent home from an England training camp for "team-culture issues".Jones has said he will consider re...

Steve who?

on Sep 2, 2017 in: rugby

It appears that the RFU has itself a new CEO and it is…..(drum roll)….…STEVE BROWN. TaaDaaahh!!Err, sorry, who?You know, Steve Brown - currently the RFU’s Chief Officer of Business Operations and formerly MD of England Rugby 2015 – THAT Ste...

As another new season approaches and my son's team (now Under 15s) drifts back to training, I and the team's other coaches are once again faced with having to understand, and then explain, various changes to the laws of the game that have been introd...

WRWC 2017: Carpe Diem

on Aug 29, 2017

Well done to the Black Ferns, 2017 World Champions!Great game of rugby from both teams and an excellent advert for the women's game.So, what happens next? A live UK TV audience of 2.6m suggests that the opportunity now certainly exists - for World Ru...