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Make or break time

So two games into the tour and the Lions have suffered their first setback at the hand of the Blues, but was it all bad news for the boys in red? Let’s be honest, there were moments of grubby rugby and the ever-present effect of a team that haven’t fully gelled being played out by the Lions on Wedne...

LISTEN TO THE LIONS ROAR

I am not sure about you but I am fizzing with excitement about this tour.  First point – this is a very strong British & Irish Lions squad.  There are such classy options in almost every single position.  Just look at who got left behind and then at fly halves like Sexton and Farrell, second rows  W...

A FITTING FINALE

Twickenham on Saturday will be a blaze of colour, feathers and passion as the superb Exeter Chiefs attempt for a second time to make history for the club.  What an advertisement for promotion and relegation the Chiefs are with the way they have fought their way into the top league and demonstrated y...

And now the end is near...

All attentions are drawing towards the imminent Lions Tour at the moment, but we must not forget that there is still the small matter of finalising “King of the Castle” in the Aviva Premiership for 2017.

It has been a varied season for many teams this year and the expected dominance of Saracens has...

KINGS OF EUROPE

Talk to most Premiership players and they will tell you winning in Europe matters. Really matters. As obvious as it is to say there is no doubt it is a step up from the league and some of the games we have seen this season have illustrated this perfectly with test match intensity.

The Challenge Cup...

The Grand Finale

Well perhaps not the “Grand Finale” but I always look upon this weekend as the culmination of the blood sweat and tears that have gone into the campaign over the season. There is obviously the business end of a semi-final and a final to be played, but there is nothing like the feeling of being the t...

The Fight For Top 6

There will be lots of very nervous fans and players this week as by Sunday evening we may well have a clearer idea of who is in line for all the season’s prizes – home semi finals, top 4 and Champions cup places.

Leicester Tigers, who spent most of the season looking a very poor version of themselv...

The pride has been selected

So Mr Gatland has selected us a set of Lions, and what controversy it has caused! I was very interested watching the storm of emotion stirred up on social media as the lions were announced on Wednesday, and the never-ending stream of internet memes and tongue in cheek videos that followed the announ...

ALL TO PLAY FOR

ALL TO PLAY FOR

It is at this tense time of the year fans across the Premiership are calculator in hand crunching the numbers to make top 4, top 6 or avoid relegation.  At the moment 5 teams are contesting the top four places to see who can get to Twickenham for the show piece final and below that ...

Boks, clocks and a change of socks

With a handful of games left to play in the premiership and the clock ticking, it is interesting to see some of the moving and shaking that is going on in the clubs this close to season end. What with Johan Ackerman being welcomed in to Castle Grim (and it is living up to that name for more than a c...

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