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Whole Wide World

By Total Flanker on Aug 11, 2017 in: rugby

When I was a young boyMy mama said to me"There's only one girl in the world for youAnd she probably lives in Tahiti."Delighted to have the opportunity to post the opening lyrics from one of my favourite songs from the seventies - Whole Wide World by...

It's August and you know what that means.Yes, time once again for the RFU to attempt to extract yet more cash from the pockets of English rugby supporters with another shameless launch of another unnecessary new England rugby kit.This time there's so...

Back from my hols this weekend and slap bang into the row over the proposed culling of England Women's professional contracts by the RFU after the World Cup.Look, the RFU can quite rightly point to the fact that they have led the way internationally...

Well, well, well.Any sane British/Irish rugby fan who had been offered a drawn series against the All Blacks two months ago would have taken it without hesitation.Given how utterly impossible the task looked on the back of an entirely inadequate prep...

Oh, Maro Itoje!

By Total Flanker on Jul 1, 2017 in: rugby

This man received a 4/10 (!!) rating from the New Zealand Herald for his immense performance in today's 2nd Test victory in Wellington.Perhaps the NZ press and public could learn a thing or two from the humility and good grace showed by All Blacks sk...

I may be mis-judging him, but Warren Gatland doesn't strike me as an overly sensitive soul.And yet Gats has confessed to having kept the "Geography Six" - Kristian Dacey, Allan Dell, Tomas Francis, Cory Hill, Gareth Davies and Finn Russell - on the b...

I think it's fair to say that I have not always been Warren Gatland's biggest fan (about which I am sure he has sleepless nights 😀 ).Credit where it is due, however. The Lions squad selection for the 1st Test with New Zealand tomorrow is as bold a...