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Saracens v Wasps Rugby

Watching Premiership Rugby really is so much better when people sit in their seats, for one, and when ref link works, for two. I managed not to miss anything vital this week, and there was a lot of good stuff to see. Poor Wasps travelled to the Stonex Stadium with 15 of their players on the injury list, and one […]

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Saracens Women v Exeter Chiefs Women

The Spring weather turned up again at Stonex Stadium for the Women’s Premier 15’s match between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs. The men had won their first game back at the stadium in the new Premiership season. the Women were playing their 5th game and the second at home – their results so far – Wasps FC Ladies 20 – Saracens […]

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Saracens v Newcastle Falcons

Saracens fans had last attended a Premiership Rugby match at what was Allianz Park on March 7th 2020 as the home team beat Leicester Tigers. A season out of the top league saw just a few fans able to attend a couple of Championship games, this was the first time back after an Annus Horribilis. The weather was a delight, […]

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Leicester Tigers v Saracens

After watching Saracens Storm running in 11 tries against Ealing Trailfinders at the Stonex Stadum I’d been a bit spoilt rugby wise; my mid-week entertainment involved a round ball at the London Stadium as West Ham played Rapid Vienna; it struck me that for all of the superior attitude so many rugby union fans show towards football and its fans, […]

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The County Championship – The Final Round

And so, just like that the cricket summer is nearly over, the weather in September has most definitely ‘played ball’. It was positively glorious on both Day 1 and Day 2 at the County Ground in Chelmsford. There was all to play for in the revised Division 1, Essex needed a win and 5 bonus points to finish top of […]

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Bristol Bears v Saracens – We’re Back!

Friday September 17th heralded the start of the new Premiership Rugby season and Saracens first game back after their exile due to Salary Cap breaches; I’ve written all about that so I’m not going to comment further. As I drove the 4 hours it took me to reach Bristol I wasn’t sure what to expect either on or off the […]

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The County Championship (Part 2) – Round 13

The start of September brought with it – SUMMER! Hallelujah! It also brought the second round of this new phase of the County Championship, with many members struggling to understand what on earth their new tables were telling them, that is if they could find them in the first place! It’s not been easy to find an explanation online – […]

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The County Championship – Part 2 – Round 12

The last round of Phase One of the County Championship finished on July 14th – Nearly 7 weeks later the second phase started on August 30th after a summer (of sorts) filled with white ball cricket, with Glamorgan taking the Royal London Cup home, with some test cricket thrown in. I wasn’t able to write up Round 12 at the […]

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Essex Eagles v Sussex Sharks

After Armageddon style rain a day at the County Ground was on the cards. The day dawned early for me as I did my Mum’s taxi duties, and the weather was promising, it improved as game time got closer. Having been 38 for 3 against Durham, Alastair Cook and Josh Rymell had a much better start, with some classic ‘Cook […]

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London Skolars v Rochdale Hornets

Another afternoon at the New River Stadium and another crazy, action filled game of rugby league, many of my rugby union fan friends are pretty dismissive of the ‘other code’ – most of course haven’t watched the game live! It was hard to keep up with everything in this match, as I was taking photos, making notes and tweeting, all […]

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Essex Eagles v Worcestershire Rapids

A second visit to the county ground in Chelmsford in a week, what a treat! The day promised no rain, which meant a bigger crowd than the one that came to watch Essex beat Middlesex. Tom Westley won the toss and put Worcs in to bat. With Sam Cook away with the Trent Rockets and Jamie Porter presumably injured the […]

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Project Turn-Over UK

In late 2019, before Covid Life struck , I met with Joeri Peperkamp, the Founder of a project based on rugby and its values in Holland, aimed at helping young people onto a different path. At that time he was hoping to start the project in the UK after it had proved to be a success in his home country. […]

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Essex Eagles v Middlesex

Oh the absolute joy of being able to go to the County Ground and choose where to sit! I’d applied for every day possible but only been successful for the T20 match against Sussex. I travelled up to Derby to watch my first County Cricket for nearly 2 years only to find the match was abandoned. I had a lovely […]