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Munster v Saracens

Halfway through writing this I’ve come back to the start, it’s going to be more an account of a great weekend than a match report – you have been warned! As my Saracens friends have found out I’m not a fan of flying, the only times of late I’ve been on a plane have been to watch Saracens play Munster […]

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Dion Chapman – A Skolars man!

Wood Green isn’t the most likely place to find a rugby league player, but that’s where London Skolars man Dion Chapman hails from.  He went to Broomfield School in Arnos Grove and like many he started out with football. A school tournament put on by the Skolars brought him to their attention, he was with his Uncle, a man who’s […]

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The British & Irish Lions 2017

And so the squad has  been announced, well, officially announced that is.  The biggest shock this week has been the fact that a few notable exclusions were announced days before those picked were. Neil Jenkins tweeted this morning “Here comes the English outrage…. as predictable as leap year”  I’m not outraged by any of the selections or exclusions, I am […]

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Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs

As my Good Friday went on so the conditions for taking photos deteriorated, so only a handful here.  Leaving Tottenham slightly early I took off back along the A406, I saw far too much of that road for my liking!  But, I arrived in plenty of time and was able to touch base with my lovely Quins friends Sue and […]

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London Broncos v Toulouse

The weekend has run away with me and I’m writing this in Easter Monday after the Broncos have played at Batley and won, with a final score of Batley 4 Broncos 42, an emphatic win on a busy weekend for rugby league! The Toulouse game at the Ealing Trailfinders ground was game 1 of 3 for me on Good Friday, […]

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Saracens v Harlequins at Wembley

Time for Wembley, a fixture that’s become a regular feature for Saracens and in recent years a London derby with Harlequins as the opponents.  Many Saracens regulars are uneasy about the Wembley match, it’s part of our season ticket, it just takes a small effort to sort the actual ticket out. Yes, it’s a fixture that has many non rugby […]

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Saracens v Glasgow Warriors

I have to write about far more than the match on this one, so I’ll ask you to bear with me.  I’m in the middle of writing a piece for another site, with the title – “What a Difference a Home Makes’ – and this Champions Cup weekend was a prime example of the things I’m writing there.  The Saracens […]

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Essex County Cricket Club 2017 Squad

The Essex Media Day took place 2 days before the County season started, a season which will see the county play in Division 1 having won Division 2 in 2016.  As a Saracens fan I’m very well aware of how much of a difference the right dressing room atmosphere makes.  What was plain to see was that this is a […]

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Saracens behind the Scenes – Roanne Crouse

I’d met Roanne several times with his Saracens Sports Foundation hat on and found him to be a friendly and charismatic man, it was no surprise therefore to find him in hospitality mode when I was lucky enough to be in the 100 Club pre-match.  A Saracens Supporters Association evening where he was the host left me wanting to find […]

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Exciting times for Scottish Rugby

After a 6 Nations competition that had many positives for Scottish rugby and in the week that Glasgow Warriors travel to Allianz Park to play Saracens in the quarter final of the Champions Cup a major new sponsorship has been announced.  The future of the game is dependent on the youth and Mitsubishi’s sponsorship will spread to all levels of […]

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Brian O’Driscoll – Lions Thoughts

Brian O’Driscoll is speaking on behalf of Thomas Pink – Official Outfitter of the British & Irish Lions. Register at www.pinklionrugbyclub.co.uk  for exclusive Thomas Pink Lions events. Brian on Owen Farrell… ·         “The level of ability on show and some of the team and individual performances were hugely impressive. I don’t think it’s been a tournament where one player has been consistently brilliant but […]

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London Skolars v Coventry Bears

The sun was shining in North London for the visit of Coventry Bears, both teams were looking for their first league win having lost their first 2 games.  This will be just a short match report, more of a Phlog. I’d seen their 2 promising warm up games against a Wigan team and London Broncos but the first half was […]

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France v Wales

  Paris in Spring time, my beautiful daughter and a 6 Nations rugby match, what more could I want?  True it wasn’t England, but I am something of a closet Wales fan, behind the men in white naturally! With no job to go to I booked a nice long weekend and arrived to glorious sunshine; I have this strange thing […]

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England v Scotland

Having watched one of the best games of the tournament in Cardiff, Twickenham was calling.  My friend Monica and I had stayed in Bristol, prices in Cardiff are just crazy on match weekend, so we had an easy journey up to London.  we parked a good walk away, but there was no need to pay a huge fee for parking, […]

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Wales v Ireland

My second trip to Cardiff during the 6 Nations meant a change of allegiance, it’d felt a little strange not supporting Wales when England visited, but, I am English so England it had to be.  With Ireland in town however I was back to supporting the home team.  That seems a bot strange for someone without a drop of Welsh […]