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Mind the Gap

By Total Flanker on Nov 12, 2018 in: rugby

The tight results in the November internationals thus far suggest that perhaps the perceived gap between northern and southern hemisphere rugby may be closing.England's one point victory over South Africa and one point defeat to New Zealand were both...

Whether Courtney Lawes was onside or offside on Saturday (and I think it was marginal - he was no more offside than most players on both sides all afternoon) is immaterial. He was adjudged offside, it was what it was and we move on.What Lawes did sho...

According to the old cliché, the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.Zach Mercer: should be startingAnd so, while Chris Ashton's first start for England since 2014 may be the headline new...

With an ankle injury now ruling England flanker Tom Curry out of the rest of the November internationals, Eddie Jones could do a lot worse than call up Tom's twin brother Ben, who captained the England Under 20s in the summer and who has been pulling...

Let's get one thing straight.Owen Farrell's tackle on Andre Esterhuizen in the dying seconds of England's victory over the Springboks on Saturday was, under the current laws, perfectly legal. The referee, TMO and citing officer agree.It was below the...

I must admit I fear a shell-shacking for England at the hands of the Springboks on Saturday.My guess is that the best plan Eddie Jones managed to come up with this week was, in the absence of the Fabulous Vunipola Boys, to launch Manu Tuilagi at the...

I've been more than a little appalled by what I've been reading this week about behaviour at Coleraine RFC - fined £5,000 after a female referee was the target of sexist abuse from the touchline at a match last season.Although the incident (which qu...