Sack The Board

Johno in happier times. Doesn't look like it, though.

Having been out of the country and very, very far away from a television set for the Grand Slam decider in 2003, the Mole never experienced the visceral reaction that Martin Johnson’s red-carpet stance prompted from so many Irish rugby fans. Continue reading

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It’s a Knockout

Excuse me, can you tell me the way to final please? Oh no, it's OK, I remember now.

Scotland v Argentina marked the beginning of cup match rugby is this year’s World Cup. The laws and the balls are still the same but the game changes from here on in. The stakes are higher and the drops are steeper. Games become less attractive from a try scoring point of view but far more compelling. Continue reading