Enough, for BOD’s Sake!

The media hype about this coming weekend’s game in Dublin is increasingly focussed on the fall out between Warren Gatland and Brian O’Driscoll on last summer’s Lions’ Tour. Rugby coverage in the press and on web sites usually concentrates on the match, predicting selections and the result – it rarely falls into this type of football shit-stirring (except when the …

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How England Can Recover and Win

England v France was a beautiful spectacle of two teams fighting for everything in a fast-paced, high intensity match. The result for the English players and fans is so agonising, but positives must be made and lessons learnt. England’s pack was better, despite the inconsistent scrum that caused a few problems, however the backline was still hesitant, yet vastly improved. …

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The Premiership – A Tough (t)ask

This weekend sees the resumption of the Aviva premiership after the various Cup games of the last few weeks. Being an International week it also makes predictions harder and gives the lower teams a chance to pick up points against the more illustrious names in the Premiership. [adsenseyu1] With a Saxons game as well the problems will be compounded. Saints …

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The Six Nations Team of Round 1

After a first round of action that fizzed but for the most part failed to pop, here’s a look at the stand-out players in the opening round of the Six Nations 2014. 15. Full Back – Stuart Hogg Close Call – Rob Kearney I’m sure a lot of people would have Kearney in ahead of Hogg after his performance for …

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On the Bounce – 6 Nations Turning Points

There has been a rainforest of press coverage detailing the minute by minutiae regarding the start of the 6 Nations so nobody will want my tuppence worth (less than 1p today) regarding what actually went on in Cardiff, Paris and Dublin. Instead I’ve decided to scribble a few thoughts regarding some of the leading individuals in what went on over …

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Six Nations Round 1 Review 2014

Six Nations 2014 Round 1 saw three contrasting matches.  France’s late win over England was the highlight of the round and not just for French fans!  Wales were made to work hard to beat a determined Italian side, while Scotland were back to their worst and Ireland deservedly took advantage to win comfortably. Six Nations is difficult with all teams …

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Esher Back to Winning Ways!

The Esher forwards produce a dominant display to muscle their way past a spirited Worthing side and put the EEE’s on the right track After 3 consecutive losses and a disappointing result away to local rivals Blackheath last time out Esher was keen to put that to bed with the visit of struggling Worthing. Worthing showed their intent from the …

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10 Things We Learnt From the Opening Day of the 6 Nations

Below are the 10 key things we learnt from yesterdays 6 Nations openers featuring Wales, Italy, France and England; 1 – Underestimate the Italians at Your Peril Although nobody will be expecting the Italians to win the 6 Nations this year, their performance against Wales in Cardiff suggests they may yet spring a few surprises. They could very easily cause …

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