Total Flanker

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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...

News today that Warren Gatland has taken a late decision to rest Sam Warburton for tomorrow's fixture against the Chiefs and has called up 44 year old pub team player Dafydd Watkins as bench cover.Watkins is currently touring New Zealand in a camper...

Into Touch

on Jun 18, 2017

Forget the Lions, forget Scotland's triumph in Sydney, forget England in Argentina, forget the Under 20s World Championship, forget England's women in New Zealand, I'm sure what you are all actually waiting for is an update on the progress of Dave's...

Lions: a whinge

on Jun 16, 2017 in: New Zealand, rugby

News today that Warren Gatland is planning to call up five or six replacements to join the New Zealand tour as cover for the remaining midweek fixtures.Frankly if I was one of the players being shipped in merely to sit on the bench in a midweek...

Fantastic achievement by England Under 20s in making the World Championship final following a last gasp 24-22 victory over South Africa in Tuesday's semi-final.The achievement is all the more remarkable given the number of injuries the squad have suf...

Confirmation today from Gloucester that former Bath player Carl Fearns will be staying with Lyon despite having put pen to paper to join Gloucester from 2017/18 onwards.Funnily enough an offer of significantly increased personal terms from Lyon has b...

Amidst a seriously good weekend of rugby for British & Irish teams - a morale-boosting Lions win against the Crusaders, plus victories for England, Scotland and Ireland - one moment in particular caused me to jump up from my seat and punch the ai...