Total Flanker

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



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Finishing Touch (2017)

on Jul 11, 2017

And so another Touch summer season is at an end, with the finale played out yesterday evening in atrocious conditions.In a winner-takes-all encounter, sadly Dave's Dad's Dog's Dead came off second best against my alter mater, Chairman's Choice - a sh...

Well, well, well.Any sane British/Irish rugby fan who had been offered a drawn series against the All Blacks two months ago would have taken it without hesitation.Given how utterly impossible the task looked on the back of an entirely inadequate prep...

Oh, Maro Itoje!

on Jul 1, 2017 in: rugby

This man received a 4/10 (!!) rating from the New Zealand Herald for his immense performance in today's 2nd Test victory in Wellington.Perhaps the NZ press and public could learn a thing or two from the humility and good grace showed by All Blacks sk...

I may be mis-judging him, but Warren Gatland doesn't strike me as an overly sensitive soul.And yet Gats has confessed to having kept the "Geography Six" - Kristian Dacey, Allan Dell, Tomas Francis, Cory Hill, Gareth Davies and Finn Russell - on the b...

Warren Gatland's criticism that the All Blacks were cynically targeting Conor Murray in Saturday's 1st Test (which, incidentally, I agree with) is, ultimately, nothing more than a sideshow.Gatland has far more to worry about if the Test series is to...

I think it's fair to say that I have not always been Warren Gatland's biggest fan (about which I am sure he has sleepless nights 😀 ).Credit where it is due, however. The Lions squad selection for the 1st Test with New Zealand tomorrow is as bold a...

Good luck Doddie Weir

on Jun 20, 2017

This blog's heartfelt best wishes go out to former Scottish and Lions lock Doddle Weir who has revealed he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.Today - 21st June - is Global MND Day and the 46 year old Weir has bravely decided to go public t...