Dear Friends, Imagine one of the most hazardous sea routes you could undertake in the world, the North West Passage connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and then take an intrepid group of world-class rowers who have committed to achieve this incredible feat, facing the harshest conditions on earth, in zero degree temperatures rowing up […]
Dear Friends, It is a rugby player’s worst nightmare. I remember it was the only thing I worried about as I counted down the last games to retirement. At the bottom of every ruck I was waiting for a horrible moment when my neck may just get into a terrible place, be broken, and life […]
Why Chardonnay? The Chardonnay Grape comes under so many guises in the production of still and sparkling wine, yet can often still be pigeonholed by the casual drinker. Labelling rules in much of France, for example, require that the place or D.O (designation of origin) takes centre stage on the bottle. Chablis, Macon-Village, Pouilly-Fuisse, Vire-Clesse, […]
The other night Sporting Wine Club had the privilege of hosting the Springbok legend, Bismarck du Plessis to talk about his RugbyField Vineyard Project. In conversation, we touched on the British and Irish Lions upcoming tour of South Africa. Please take a look here at the incredible statement he made about his own experiences with […]
Every week that goes by, Eddie Jones is reminded about the talent that exists in English rugby – the Premiership is on fire and many of his nearly men are displaying supreme form making us wonder what if….
VIRTUAL EVENT DETAILS Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021 Time: 18:00 – 19:00 GMT Speakers: Nicolas Ricome (Chateau de Valcombe), Bismark du Plessis (The RugbyField Vineyard) Free Event Click on this link to RSVP Dear Friends, We are thrilled to invite you to a very special virtual event on Wednesday the 19th of May at 6PM, introducing a new partnership with the RugbyField Vineyard. We first heard […]
England’s rugby royalty was on tenterhooks until very recently but now there is a solution to their Lions availability, they await actual confirmation of selection. Why is communication so hard? No one wins that game of blame.
Could it have been the zero tolerance recently adopted on high tackles and clear outs, driven by the players and new referee guidelines? Or acclimatisation to empty grounds (not easy)? Or a reaction to the mass outcry against boring kickathons? Either way, we have seen a number of weeks of rugby of the highest quality […]
As the 6N deals with its own Covid challenges, Premiership Rugby was experiencing another painful reminder about the reality of improving safety in our game. 5 red cards in three matches the other weekend for head contact caused dismay but a different reaction to that of a couple of years ago. Then, ex players and […]
Dear Members, Many people will be aware of the acronym KISS, not just because of Valentine’s weekend just past. Keep It Simple Stupid was often used in our Bath rugby training sessions (and elsewhere) when we were working out winning strategies. Eddie Jones has suggested that England was guilty of too much analysis and trying […]