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
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
Will Irish Eyes Be Smiling? Read More
You don’t have to be an Englishman – or even a Cornishman like me – to take delight from the first weekend of a Six Nations which promises to be one of the best. Read More
It's that time of year again - Here are Phil's views Read More
New Raging Bull website Read More
Come and meet rugby legend Phil Vickery at House of Fraser Read More
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