Now’s not the time, Sonja

February 28, 2009

THE award for bravest person in sport this weekend goes to: BBC Six Nations pitchside reporter Sonja McLaughlan. Tackling Martin Johnson and asking him if he will drop Danny Care is no easy task. Read the rest of this entry »

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A trying time

February 17, 2009

CURIOUS times for English domestic rugby union. The Guinness Premiership is enjoying one of its most intriguing title races in memory, just as its big stars are being tempted away by big-money moves to France. Read the rest of this entry »


The Italy crowd

February 9, 2009

WHEN Italy lost 36-11 at Twickenham on Saturday, it was their 39th defeat in 46 Six Nations matches since they entered the competition in 2000. Nobody expected overnight success nine years ago, but this is really slow progress. Read the rest of this entry »


Here come the games again

April 18, 2008

WHEN I was at junior school, we were always allowed to bring in games at the end of term. The leaders and decision makers in the sporting world seem to allow themselves to do the same. And the game they like to play is “Silly Beggars”. Read the rest of this entry »


Shaun’s show

March 16, 2008

WALES deserve all the credit going for picking up a second Six Nations Grand Slam in four seasons yesterday. But the English and Irish Rugby Football Unions must be looking at the coaching team that made it possible with a pang of regret. Read the rest of this entry »