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Tangled Webb

By Total Flanker on Oct 20, 2017 in: rugby

Sorry, I’m afraid I just don’t buy the fact that Welsh no.9 Rhys Webb did not understand that joining Toulon next season would jeopardise his prospects of playing for Wales.Days after Webb signed a pre-agreement with Toulon the WRU announced a ch...

These days much is made about certain players and their respective tackle counts, with 15-20 tackles per match often cited as being very impressive indeed.But is it though?20 tackles in a game means, in effect, one tackle every 4 minutes - and if I t...

Gats is Done

By Total Flanker on Oct 17, 2017 in: rugby

So, Warren Gatland is “done” with the British and Irish Lions, having confirmed that he won't be taking charge of the South Africa tour in 2021.Lord knows I’m no Gatland fan, but the chap deserves plenty of credit for leading two successful tou...

Another major step forward for women's rugby today as the Barbarians launch its first-ever women’s team who will make their debut in Ireland next month against Munster.I know I've expressed my doubts in the past about the role of the Barbarians in...

Quiet Please

By Total Flanker on Oct 9, 2017 in: rugby

Here's something to get your blood boiling...Torbay Council has recently changed its mind about allowing Paignton Rugby Club Under 9s and Under 10s to play rugby at Torbay Park in Paignton.Apparently the pitches had been marked out and the Council ha...


By Total Flanker on Oct 7, 2017 in: England, rugby

From time to time I've been known to get on my high horse about the RFU launching yet another England rugby kit and expecting the great English rugby public to swallow a load of old marketing bollocks about the kit's historic significance and/or asto...

Three minutes

By Total Flanker on Oct 5, 2017 in: rugby

I think we're supposed to be impressed by the fact that World Rugby has agreed that Premiership and Championship clubs will, for the rest of this season, have an extra 3 minutes to undertake head injury assessments during games.From this weekend the...