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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...

News today that Warren Gatland has taken a late decision to rest Sam Warburton for tomorrow's fixture against the Chiefs and has called up 44 year old pub team player Dafydd Watkins as bench cover.Watkins is currently touring New Zealand in a camper...

News today that Warren Gatland is planning to call up five or six replacements to join the New Zealand tour as cover for the remaining midweek fixtures.Frankly if I was one of the players being shipped in merely to sit on the bench in a midweek...

Fantastic achievement by England Under 20s in making the World Championship final following a last gasp 24-22 victory over South Africa in Tuesday's semi-final.The achievement is all the more remarkable given the number of injuries the squad have suf...