Total Flanker

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Eddie blinks first

on Oct 17, 2019 in: Australia, England

It is just possible that, by dropping George Ford and breaking up the Ford-Farrell midfield axis, Eddie Jones has made his first mistake of this World Cup.I hope I'm wrong, but it smacks of uncertainty and is reminiscent of Stuart Lancaster's decisio...

So my Pool predictions didn't quite work out to plan, although at least my call on Japan making the final eight was bang on the money.Now it is time to look ahead to the weekend's quarter finals:England v AustraliaHmmm. This one worries me. There's n...

Firstly, sincere sympathies and condolences to all those in Japan who have suffered loss during the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Hagibis. The fact that any rugby was played at all was a remarkable achievement by all concerned. And wh...

There was something more than a little distasteful about the fuss made by Scotland when faced with the prospect of having their pool match with Japan cancelled owing to the effects Super Typhoon Hagibis.As things turn out, the game is going ahead, bu...

If Super Typhoon Hagibis hits Tokyo on Saturday - as it is scheduled to do - then the decision to cancel the the England v France and New Zealand v Italy matches on safety grounds is, surely, the right call.Clearly you can't play rugby in a super typ...

If Super Typhoon Hagibis hits Tokyo on Saturday - as it is scheduled to do - then the decision to cancel the the England v France and New Zealand v Italy matches on safety grounds is, surely, the right call.Clearly you can't play rugby in a super typ...

The school of thought that suggests that it might be a good idea for England to lose to France this Saturday, thus coming 2nd in their Pool and avoiding a possible semi-final against New Zealand, is a school that deserves to fail any OFSTED inspectio...