Chris Callaway – A Man With a Passion for Rugby!

A random follow on @rugbysaracens sparked my interest – Chris Callaway @TheSaxonCoach – Chairman of the Saxons Sevens which runs both men and women’s squads.  That short bio left me wanting to know more about both the man and the Saxons and I saw an opportunity to interview someone who turned out to be a very interesting man with a …

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ITM Cup Semi-Finals Review 2013

The ITM Cup 2013 semi-finals were lopsided with the ITM Cup Premiership semi-finals being won in a canter by Wellington and Canterbury to set up a thrilling showdown in the final next weekend. Both teams posted huge wins with Wellington beating Counties by 31 points and Canterbury thrashing Auckland by 30 points. The ITM Cup Championship semi-final between Tasman and …

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Old Mid-Whitgiftian v Folkestone (A Beautiful Saturday in Surrey)

After a disappointing Friday night at Wembley with (apparently 61K people) I travelled to Sanderstead in Surrey to watch a First Round RFU Senior Vase game.  A quick check of both websites showed me 2 teams who had experienced  very different starts to their season.  Both teams play at the same level but in different divisions; Old Mid-Whitgiftian with a …

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Woking v Esher – A Sterling Comeback!

A spirited 2nd half fightback from Esher seals an impressive bonus point win away at a determined Worthing side. After returning to winning ways in the local derby against Blackheath last time out Esher was keen to continue their winnings ways against Worthing if they were to pose a serious threat to top of the table Doncaster. The game began …

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Brothers Sevens Dream Team

We’ve had a few famous brother combinations throughout the years, but it seems like we have plenty of top International pedigree all from the same bloodline. I thought it’d be quite interesting to make a Brothers Sevens Dream Team from the best of all time. Each player has to have another brother who has played International rugby! Forwards- 1. Mako …

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Saracens v Toulouse (Another Wembley Visit)

After a week of sitting indoors feeling really grotty I decided to brave the fresh air and trek to Wembley.  The worst part of that particular journey was having to walk past a load of fast food outlets, not a plan under my circumstances! There were lots of people walking up Wembley Way, but not that many in rugby shirts, …

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All Blacks vs Wallabies Teams Named – Do The Wallabies Have Any Chance?

The All Blacks host the Wallabies at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday night, although because the All Blacks won both games this season, then this game has no trophy riding on it, but it still has plenty to play for, although there have been some interesting selections made for this game. The player of the Rugby Championship 2013 …

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Some Young Players at Sale You Haven’t Heard Of…Yet

One of the major plus points that came out of the trials and tribulations of last season was the ‘blooding’ of several young players due to injuries and lack of form. And so the likes of Tommy Taylor, Ross Harrison, Henry Thomas and Will Cliff were all immersed into the speed and physicality that is Premiership rugby. It is, therefore, …

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