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Saracens v Bath Rugby

Strange things happen to you when you have grandchildren, this is my oldest grandson’s 6th birthday weekend and today I went to his birthday party rather than the match at the Stonex Stadium, an afternoon with all 5r of my grandchildren taking priority over Saracens? Whatever next?? Thanks to PRTV I can sit in the comfort of my living room […]

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Newcastle Falcons v Saracens

A trip to Scotland that coincided with Saracens playing at Kingston Park meant it was rude not to make my first visit to the home of the Newcastle Falcons. I treated myself to hospitality, great value at £90 for a roast dinner with dessert and a great seat! I had lovely company for the duration too, which was a nice […]

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Scotland Rugby League v England Knights

With the World Cup proper starting next weekend this weekend has all been about warm up matches and a chance to gel as a team, particularly for a team like Scotland, where a number of the players only met each other on Wednesday. Thursday was a training session and Friday the Captain’s run and shirt presentation. A mention for that […]

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The County Championship – The Finale – Part 1

Wow a lot happened in this final round, while Surrey were confirmed as County Champions last week and Gloucestershire confirmed as relegated , everything else was yet to be decided. I had a meeting as things were being finished up and managed to take a peek at the scores and final tables. How I didn’t exclaim out loud I do […]

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Saracens Women v Bristol Bears Women

This year sees a World Cup taking place in New Zealand, England are going into the competition on a run of 25 wins, a record for international rugby teams, they last lost a game in July 2019, these are exciting times for English rugby and they squad listed below must be travelling with high confidence. Red Roses squad for the […]

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England v South Africa at the Oval

I’ve fallen out of love with watching England over the last few years; from watching every day of every test in 2018 I gave it a miss in 2019 and of course Covid then came along. In spite off loving watching cricket at Lord’s I doubt I’ll watch England there again the prices are just 2 high! I chose 2 […]

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The County Championship Round 10

Round 10 saw 9 matches up and down the country, my team, Essex we’re playing at home against Gloucestershire, so excuse the photos being from Day 1 of that particular match! The ECB showed just how much they care about the Championship decided in their wisdom to arrange a Lions game, taking valuable players from many clubs, that was in […]

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Saracens v Harlequins – The Premiership Semi-Final

What could be better than a sunny day, A Premiership Semi-Final and a local derby at that! It was definitely cricket weather for this match up. Quins fans travelled across London in numbers, it was great to catch up with some of my avid Quins fan friends. Harlequins had proved the naysayers wrong and backed up their Premiership Final win […]

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The Joys of Being a Saracens Fan, Toxic Media and Thinking before you Type

It’s been a torrid few weeks to be an England and Saracens fan, a time that started with such hope saw a crowd of us rock up at Allianz Park at 8am on a Saturday morning to watch England win the World Cup. That didn’t quite go to plan as South Africa pretty much did to us what we did to the All Blacks, perhaps Warren Gatland was right and England had put in their all in that astonishing semi-final. Losing Kyle Sinckler after 2 minutes didn’t help. But the match literally personified the rugby saying – The forwards decide who’s going to win the match, the backs by how much – England were out muscled from minute one. Although […]

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Pakistan v India – The Cricket World Cup

This was one I couldn’t write while I was watching, the long awaited match between Pakistan and India. I drove up from Taunton through torrential rain, heading to Manchester a place renowned for rain at the best of times! Saturday evening was spent with some of my Stani Army friends at a restaurant in Wilmslow, Lal Qila followed by ice […]

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Saracens v Northampton Saints

Thus has been some sporting weekend – my viewing started at 6:30 – AM – on Saturday morning as England’s Red Roses took on the New Zealand’s Black Ferns in the World Cup Final. England went into the game on the back of 30 straight wins, but a red card in the 18th minute made the task too much of […]

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Saracens v Sale Sharks

As a rugby league fan it’s always interesting to watch the involvement of former legends of that game plying their trade and coaches in this ‘other code’. Mike Forshaw, who I’ve been lucky enough to interview, and Paul Deacon played most of their rugby, together at Bradford Bulls and Bothe represented Great Britain and England. I do believe the game […]

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Exeter Chiefs v Saracens

Rugby League World Cup tickets booked in 202 took me to Hull this weekend, so I listened to this match courtesy of BBC Devon Radio. I tried my best not to find the commentary biased, and they did send some praise the way of Saracens but blatantly disagreed with a couple of scrum penalties awarded against Chiefs, in spite of […]

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Scotland v Australia – The RLWC

The first World Cup was held in France in 1954 and was the first such tournament across both codes, this was the only tournament where Australia didn’t contest the final. Australia have won the Paul Barriere Trophy 11 times, including the last 2. I saw them beat New Zealand heavily at Old Trafford in 2013. This tournament will see history […]

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Scotland v Italy – The RLWC

The opening weekend of this long awaited Rugby League World Cup saw a win for hosts England against Fiji by 54 points and for Australia against Fiji by 34 points, those, in reality were expected results. 2 of the 3 big guns of the game opened the tournament with big wins. Day 2 saw 4 teams that might have been […]

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Saracens v Bath Rugby

Strange things happen to you when you have grandchildren, this is my oldest grandson’s 6th birthday weekend and today I went to his birthday party rather than the match at the Stonex Stadium, an afternoon with all 5r of my grandchildren taking priority over Saracens? Whatever next?? Thanks to PRTV I can sit in the comfort of my living room […]

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Newcastle Falcons v Saracens

A trip to Scotland that coincided with Saracens playing at Kingston Park meant it was rude not to make my first visit to the home of the Newcastle Falcons. I treated myself to hospitality, great value at £90 for a roast dinner with dessert and a great seat! I had lovely company for the duration too, which was a nice […]

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Scotland Rugby League v England Knights

With the World Cup proper starting next weekend this weekend has all been about warm up matches and a chance to gel as a team, particularly for a team like Scotland, where a number of the players only met each other on Wednesday. Thursday was a training session and Friday the Captain’s run and shirt presentation. A mention for that […]

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Nathan Graham – Scotland Rugby League Head Coach

With the Rugby League World Cup finally kicking off on October 15th in Newcastle I took the opportunity to chat to Nathan Graham, the Scotland Rugby League Head Coach. It was one of those chats where I was in danger of talking about the game we both love and not getting enough down to actually write about. But, hopefully I […]

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Saracens v Leicester Tigers – Sweet Revenge

I first started watching Saracens in 2009 and I’ve seen some wonderful games, with several trophies won and lost. The first Premiership Final I attended to watch Saracens was in 2010 when Dan Hipkiss, of Leicester Tigers scored a try in the final moments to brutal Saracens hearts. Things flipped in the following year and a 9 minute defensive effort […]

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The County Championship – The Finale – Part 1

Wow a lot happened in this final round, while Surrey were confirmed as County Champions last week and Gloucestershire confirmed as relegated , everything else was yet to be decided. I had a meeting as things were being finished up and managed to take a peek at the scores and final tables. How I didn’t exclaim out loud I do […]

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Saracens Women v Bristol Bears Women

This year sees a World Cup taking place in New Zealand, England are going into the competition on a run of 25 wins, a record for international rugby teams, they last lost a game in July 2019, these are exciting times for English rugby and they squad listed below must be travelling with high confidence. Red Roses squad for the […]

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Saracens v Gloucester – Daylight Robbery!

Saracens first match of this new season was at The Stoop, where they went behind Harlequins by 17 points to come back and get the win. Their first home match saw Gloucester travel to The Stones Stadium, winners by a point last season in a toughly contested match. The return match at the end of the main season was far […]

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The County Championship Round 13/16

Things have finally caught up, with every County playing this week, playing their 13th game of 14.. The County Champions were decided with a week to go, today, Friday the 23rd September is the first day of Autumn and we’ve seen some crazy scores, none less than at the Cloud County Ground in Chelmsford. A game that was over in […]

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Essex v Lancashire – a crazy Day 1!

This is going to be more about the photos than words – Before that I’m going back to the first match of the season at the County Ground in Chelmsford. Kent were the visitors between April 7th and 10th. Essex batted for 159.5 overs and scored 514 runs, 3 batters, Nick Browne, Alastair Cook and Matt Critchley started their season […]