Judging by how Warren Gatland has been selecting his Lions teams thus far, there’s a strong chance that the lad who played the least rugby of anybody in the squad during the 2012-13 regular season [a mere 584 minutes, and all of them in the Pro12 for a perennial basement outfit] could be the first name on the teamsheet for the most important game of the tour. Continue reading
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Report Card: The Pink Panther Departs [France]
A question of what might have been for the French, but over what period of time? To lose a final against the host nation and outplay them over the course of the 80 minutes suggests that France almost got things right. As Greavsie used say, “It’s a funny old game”. Continue reading
What A Player.
The Mole’s not big on putting numbers beside players’ names to signify how well they performed. Continue reading
You Don’t Notice the Good Ones
Who’s Nicola Alesbrook? She’s the IRB’s RWC Tournament Manager.
And The Winner Is …
The nominees for the IRB International Player of the Year Award are out, and there are a few curious choices and notable omissions. Continue reading