Total Flanker

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



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Brad Shields ≠ Lock

on Jun 13, 2018 in: England, rugby

I truly hope that the rumours that flanker Brad Shields is due to start in the second row for England in Bloemfontein on Saturday, are just that - rumours.If true I'm not sure what it says about England's selection policy.Eddie Jones has selected fou...

Rassie Erasmus is already showing signs of being a very clever international coach.The two players who triggered South Africa's comeback from 3-24 down on Saturday were both from the Premiership - Sale Sharks' Faf de Klerk and Wasps' Willie Le Roux.S...

Two days later and I'm still not at all sure what to make of the most bizarre of rugby games at Ellis Park on Saturday.A stunning start by England, with plenty of front foot possession for George Ford to orchestrate the attack.Then, 24-3 up, mistake...

Back in Touch (2018)

on Jun 8, 2018

Regular readers of this blog - all 3 of you - will recall that usually at this time of year I am to be observed frolicking around the playing fields of Chesham playing Touch Rugby.This year is no exception.Dave's Dad's Dog's Dead are now four games i...

Whatever the outcome of England's forthcoming three test series in South Africa (and, while hopeful of English success, I do fear it could get quite messy), the significance of Siya Kolisi becoming South Africa’s first black captain should not be u...

Mike Brown ≠ Winger

on Jun 7, 2018 in: England, rugby

Sorry Eddie, but he's just not.After all, last time England tried this it worked a treat!

All Black denies alcohol was to blame for entering stranger's apartment at 5 a.m. and eating McDonaldsStep forward Jordie Barrett...