Total Flanker

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



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I have to say I enjoyed Saturday afternoon.England vs Ireland wasn't exactly a feast of running rugby but, for a backrow forward especially, England's defensive effort was a thing of beauty. Put simply, the English defence completely bullied Ireland.

Louis Rees-Zammit, who makes his first start for Wales on the wing tomorrow against Georgia, was born in 2001. 2001. That’s more or less yesterday. Let’s face it, I have jars in my kitchen cupboard that are older. ...

Somewhat unbelievably, a mere 27 days after the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, the new 2020-21 Premiership season gets underway this evening as Harlequins take on Exeter and Sale face Northampton. Not only does this feel way too soon, the sea...

One notable thing about Saturday's Autumn Nations Cup games is that, for the first time that I am aware of, rugby was shown on Amazon Prime Video.The coverage was fine - certainly no worse than what we've seen previously via Sky or BT, for instance.W...

Here’s another of my increasingly sporadic observations about elements of rugby that appear to have gone missing from the game compared with when I first starting chasing an oval ball about during the middle ages.This time my question is this: what...

Argentina’s victory over the All Blacks at the weekend was quite remarkable.I’m afraid I didn’t see the game, but by all accounts it was a fantastic performance by the Pumas and the win was wholly deserved, and was all the more remarkable consi...

Very, very briefly, here’s what I made of the opening weekend’s action in the Autumn Nations Cup: Ireland – look a much better team with their 2 new kiwis. Wales – rubbish.  Italy - more like it from the Azzurri. Arguably...