Total Flanker

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Country:United Kingdom

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



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Fighting Talk

on Sep 27, 2016 in: rugby

The punch-up between fans at last Friday evening’s Bristol v Exeter match at Ashton Gate is more than a tad concerning.A fundamental part of rugby and one of its greatest appeals is that spectators can sit together and enjoy the game. To date...

Surreal goings on this week at Birmingham Crown Court where international fell runner, Lauren Jeska, pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of the former Bristol rugby centre, Ralph Knibbs.Knibbs, now head of human resources and welfare for UK A...

Nice one BOD

on Sep 23, 2016 in: wedding

Congratulations to former Wales fly half Jonathan Davies (53) on his recent marriage to Jay Thorburn (41).Chapeau, however, to Brian O'Driscoll for his congratulatory tweet:...

So, a 13 week ban for Chris Ashton for biting the arm of Saints prop Alex Waller at the weekend.Ashton is a strange one. By all accounts a decent bloke and well-liked off the pitch, when he crosses the whitewash onto the field of play he appears to h...

Beast

on Sep 14, 2016 in: rugby

This is nine-year-old Meaalofa Te'o playing in a recent rugby league junior festival in Australia - the video going viral under the title "Kid Goes Beast Mode".On the face of it all very impressive but - at the risk of being a killjoy - you have to q...

Amazing Grace

on Sep 11, 2016 in: rugby

Playing for the Bletchley women’s team earlier this year, prop Gracie Matthews dislocated her knee, severing blood vessels which meant that doctors had to amputate her leg just above the knee.I became aware of Gracie’s plight in March when my son...

Stripper-gate

on Sep 10, 2016 in: New Zealand, rugby

There’s been justifiable criticism this week of the decision by New Zealand Rugby to clear Waikato Chiefs players of sexually assaulting a stripper.A stripper at the Chiefs' end-of-season party claimed that players aggressively crowded around her,...