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Gloucester Lions?

By Total Flanker on May 16, 2018 in: rugby

Gloucester's announcement of a new club logo as part of a re-branding exercise strikes me as another example of a marketing agency making money for old rope. Unusually Gloucester have also said that the club will pay for fans who have a tattoo o...

Somewhat improbably it seems that Russia will play at the 2019 World Cup in Japan.This follows the fall-out from the Belgium v Spain qualifier in March, won by Belgium thanks in no small part to the refereeing performance of Romanian referee Vlad Ior...

Very sad to hear news of the two amateur rugby players who have died while on tour in Sri Lanka.Thomas Howard (25) and Tom Baty (26) were admitted to hospital in Colombo with respiratory problems on Sunday morning and tragically have subsequently pas...

I am beginning to wonder about Eddie Jones.His comments last week of there being an inherent selfishness in English sport smack of a man trying to deflect attention from his own failings.There were various reasons for England's difficult Six Nations...

The big news today is the not wholly unexpected return, after a 3 year absence, of Danny Cipriani to the England rugby squad.I only say "not wholly unexpected" as the likelihood of Cipriani's selection for the squad for next month's tests against Sou...

...or my new favourite rugby club.Hats off to Pontycynon RFC aka #TheWorldsWorstRugbyClub who have kept us royally entertained all season with tales of incompetence,  drunkenness and record defeats.No matter that Pontycynon RFC may onl...

...this time to my son's Under 15 team who on Sunday completed a magnificent season by winning the County Plate, triumphing 31-22 in a tense and hugely physical final which could easily have gone the other way.In mid-March I commented on the boys' in...