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10 Years On: Memories of England's RWC Win 2 Comments Read more »

10 Years On: Memories of England’s RWC Win

Last Friday saw the 10th anniversary of England’s 20-17 extra-time win over Australia in the final of the 2003 Rugby World Cup. For anyone who’s been living under a rock for a protracted period of time, here’s how it ended…. I watched the original game…


Does Rugby Have a Tribal Problem? 3 Comments Read more »

Does Rugby Have a Tribal Problem?

Well, first the good news. Rugby union has not yet become as tribal as 13-a-side, as was proved to me at the weekend. Being a lifelong dual-code rugby follower, I was on Saturday glued to the BBC watching my beloved Leeds Rhinos getting well and…


Youngsters Need Support From Senior Players 2 Comments Read more »

Youngsters Need Support From Senior Players

A year ago I wrote a piece about the development of young players at my club, who at that point had attained positions in the first team and went on to win the Norfolk Junior Cup final. This was a first for the club and…


Time to Stamp on Rugby's Thugs 1 Comment Read more »

Time to Stamp on Rugby’s Thugs

On Sunday I watched England’s first win in Dublin since 2003 (and only their third over Ireland in that time) from the comfort of my sofa. It certainly wasn’t a pretty game, and unlike the similarly ugly fare on offer in Paris the day before,…


Bath: Home of British Rugby Leave a comment Read more »

Bath: Home of British Rugby

It’s the stuff of rugby fairy tales. With their rugby club’s big game at risk thanks to a snow-clogged pitch, a British town comes together to shovel snow from the field and the game goes ahead. Too good to be true? Not in Bath. Then…


Take the DRYATHLON Challenge! Leave a comment Read more »

Take the DRYATHLON Challenge!

No alcohol this January for Cancer Research UK New year, new you? This January, Cancer Research UK is challenging people up and down the country to put their glasses down for Britain’s first ever Dryathlon. Dryathlon is a new fundraising campaign that challenges social drinkers…


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