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Fighting Talk

By Total Flanker on Sep 27, 2016 in: rugby

The punch-up between fans at last Friday evening’s Bristol v Exeter match at Ashton Gate is more than a tad concerning.A fundamental part of rugby and one of its greatest appeals is that spectators can sit together and enjoy the game. To date...

Surreal goings on this week at Birmingham Crown Court where international fell runner, Lauren Jeska, pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of the former Bristol rugby centre, Ralph Knibbs.Knibbs, now head of human resources and welfare for UK A...

So, a 13 week ban for Chris Ashton for biting the arm of Saints prop Alex Waller at the weekend.Ashton is a strange one. By all accounts a decent bloke and well-liked off the pitch, when he crosses the whitewash onto the field of play he appears to h...

Beast

By Total Flanker on Sep 14, 2016 in: rugby

This is nine-year-old Meaalofa Te'o playing in a recent rugby league junior festival in Australia - the video going viral under the title "Kid Goes Beast Mode".On the face of it all very impressive but - at the risk of being a killjoy - you have to q...

A fun thing about youth sports is that children develop at very different speeds, and therefore you get kids who are the same age on the same field, but who have vastly different ability levels.Read more...

Youth sports are meant to be about participation and improving motor skills. Building friendships, even. But the highlight reel of 9-year-old Meaalofa Te'o at an Australian rugby league tournament would surely strike fear into the hearts of other kid...

Amazing Grace

By Total Flanker on Sep 11, 2016 in: rugby

Playing for the Bletchley women’s team earlier this year, prop Gracie Matthews dislocated her knee, severing blood vessels which meant that doctors had to amputate her leg just above the knee.I became aware of Gracie’s plight in March when my son...