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Members of the Flat Earth Society believe that we live on a disc, with the North Pole at its centre and a 150-ft high wall of ice, Antarctica, at the outer edge.They are wrong...

Earlier today I read an article in the Telegraph by Mick Cleary calling for the RFU to declare rugby amateur again below a certain level and I must say I could not agree more.I’ve long thought that professionalism in English rugby is simply financi...

I don’t want to fall back on hackneyed old stereotypes, but right now German rugby is hardly the paragon of efficiency that one might normally associate with that country.I am referring of course to the fact that the German national team decided to...

Breach birth

By Total Flanker on Nov 28, 2017 in: Canada, rugby

Twenty year old Harlequins winger Jess Breach must think this international rugby lark is a bit of a breeze.Six tries on her debut vs Canada at Allianz Park were followed by a mere five further tries in the third and final encounter of the series at...

Time to relax?

By Total Flanker on Nov 24, 2017 in: rugby

With both Fiji and Tonga making it through to the semi finals of the Rugby League World Cup, it is being suggested in various circles that perhaps Rugby Union should follow Rugby League's example in relaxing international eligibility rules.A recent c...

While I can understand why England's players decided against donating part of their match fees to their Samoan counterparts ahead of Saturday's clash at Twickenham, I still think it's a bit of a shame.Yes, there is definitely something more than a li...

Tom Crofted

By Total Flanker on Nov 22, 2017 in: rugby

I was sorry to read last week that Leicester's Tom Croft has retired from professional rugby on medical advice at the tender age of just 32.Always a favourite of mine, Croft is a phenomenal athlete with serious pace but arguably it was only really Ia...