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By Total Flanker on Feb 15, 2018 in: coaching, rugby

Very sad to hear the news this week that Graham Mead, who coached me as a member of the Peterborough Colts team from 1980-83, has passed away after a short illness.A softly-spoken, humble and thoroughly decent man, Graham gave up huge amounts of his...

Quite a weekend of 6 Nations rugby to reflect upon...Sergio Parisse (who was uncharacteristically crap in Dublin on Saturday) claims that Ireland are better than England. That may be so, but the Italians still managed to score 3 tries against Ireland...

Roses are redViolets are blueThe try wasn't givenGet over it.

Here are the Total Flanker predictions for week 2 of the 2018 Six Nations with the proviso that, the author having proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is no Nostradamus, no liability whatsoever will be accepted for any losses suffered by any ee...

Any takers?

It turns out that sheer boredom was responsible for Johnny Sexton letting fly with his winning drop goal attempt from 40-odd metres in the dying seconds against France on Saturday.After 41 phases of watching forwards run into each other the Iris...

Well, that's my career as a soothsayer dead in the water.Wales confounded just about everyone on Saturday in Cardiff with the nature of their victory over the Scots. The injury crisis which forced Warren Gatland to select Scarlets en bloc was probabl...