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A Six Nations Review

Guest Blogger Jez Denton with some thoughts on this years 6 Nations As the 2019 edition of the six nations comes to an end, I’m going to take the opportunity to look at each countries performance and review the tournament. Firstly, though, I will say that this was a tournament that had so much going for it. There was excitement, […]

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England v Scotland

A week ago I watched the most remarkable game of rugby, the final 6 Nations game between England and Scotland. I often go to 3 or 4 6 Nations matches but this was my only one for 2019. Courtesy of my brothers, it was a birthday trip en famille, we had lunch in Richmond before heading to the stadium to […]

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Orrell RUFC – A Passion

I spotted this post on Facebook from Rob Lee, you can find him on Twitter @RobLee559 and thought it was worth sharing, please consider donating to this great club Allow me to tell you a story about Orrell RUFC that started way back in 1999. To some that’s not that long but, to me that’s more than three-quarters of my life. In […]

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Saracens v Bath – Rugby’s Back!

And so that’s the cricket season finished!  Wow I’ve had an amazing summer, I’ve seen some amazing individual performances , there’ll be plenty of TV cricket over the winter, but I prefer my sport live,  Rugby is my sport of choice over the winter months, Saracens are my team of choice, with the odd alternative team thrown in. Oh and […]

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A Saracens Weekend!

The start of the cricket season meant I was due to travel to Leeds to watch Essex play at Headingley, the atrocious weather meant I cancelled my plans leaving me free to spend the weekend at Allianz Park. SARACENS STORM V BATH UNITED  I write this as a time when there’s a good deal of angst amongst Saracens supporters after […]

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Italy v England – Vene Vidi Vici

A week in Rome with no laptop means I ‘m writing this after round 2 of the 2018 6 Nations tournament.  As usual I have photos to share and a few thoughts on the game. (lots more photos to follow when WordPress starts working properly again) This was my second visit to Rome to watch the match, this time it […]

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Rugby > Football? Time to take stock?

I’m on a train from Clermont to Paris having had a very convivial weekend with friends watching my team Saracens in the Champions Cup. I feel the need to put fingers to keyboard after reading about some of the goings on at Welford Road in particular this weekend. Events that are taking place more and more at rugby matches. I […]

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England v Argentina

Much has been written and many moans have been had about this first Autumn International match for England.  They faced Argentina, a team no longer considered an Autumn whipping boy. Eddie Jones had said that he wouldn’t use the players who featured in the Lions tour and he kept his word as far as 2 of them were concerned  Owen […]

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Saracens v Harlequins

Autumn International time is nearly here which means club rugby switches over to the Anglo Welsh Cup, before I focus on the match I went to here’s an explanation of the competition from the Premiership Rugby site – Each team in pool 1 shall play each team in pool 4 once and each team in pool 2 shall play each […]

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Champions Cup Rugby – Week 1

European Rugby is back!  There’s something special about this competition, I try to watch as much of it as I can.  That meant 2 games for me over this first weekend – Harlequins v La Rochelle followed by Northampton Saints v Saracens. I’m maybe an odd sports fan, I have my teams but I have soft spots for several others, […]

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Saracens v Bristol

With a busy week full of cricket this is going to be more about the photos than the words. The final home game of the ‘standard’ season saw Bristol visiting Allianz Park, they’d battled for several years to get into the Premiership, finishing top of the league only to fail in the play offs.  That was put right in the […]

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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 […]