Few rugby players have experienced the highs and lows of playing on Australian soil quite like former England and Lions prop Phil Vickery.
In 2003 Vickery was a pivotal member of the England team that lifted the World Cup in the Aussie’s backyard, redemption for a man whose first taste of oversees rugby was the infamous Southern Hemisphere ‘Tour of Hell’ in 1998, which included four straight Test defeats, the first by a record margin of 76-0 to Australia in Brisbane.
With such contrasting experiences Vickery is well placed to dissect the current Lions squad’s chances of achieving success Down Under, and he is confident Warren Gatland’s side have the tools needed to come away with victory. Read More
THE HYPE has been going on for three years and at last they have played some rugby. It has begun.
I do not know of any rugby fan who is not incredibly excited by the Lions and I am no exception! Read More
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has been accused of making a big mistake in leaving England skipper Chris Robshaw out of his squad for the series with Australia. Read More
Former England rugby captain and rugby union prop, Phil Vickery MBE, became an ambassador for British Showjumping in 2009. Having grown up in the Cornish countryside, Phil rode regularly throughout his childhood and following his retirement from professional rugby, Phil's enthusiasm for showjumping was reignited. Read More
Two leading Gloucestershire companies, Mercedes-Benz of Cheltenham and Gloucester and clothing company Raging Bull has formed an innovative new affiliation. Read More
You can study all the DVDs, analyse all the printouts and take in all the statistics, but nothing in rugby teaches you like being on the receiving end. And, boy, were England on the receiving end in Cardiff. Read More
Phil Vickery: Wales will love to wreck England party Read More
The RBS Six Nations very rarely disappoints and the clash between England and France at Twickenham was brutal. It was a good old physical battle with some crunching tackles and although France put England under intense pressure yet again this young side came up with the win. Read More
THIS England team would not have experienced anything like that before. We did not know too much about them before, but we do now. Read More