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PLAYING FOR¬†THE¬†SHIRT Apart from¬†the¬†thrill of returning crowds, we have seen a real celebration of rugby skills on show in¬†the¬†first two months of¬†the¬†season.¬†The¬†Premiership, in particular, continued where it left off at¬†the¬†end of last season together with¬†the¬†resurgence of a Leicester team which has embraced its heritage but with a wonderful extra twist of flair, inspired by George […]

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Doddie‚Äô5 Red Blend¬†‚Äď The Story¬† ¬†I was driving back in my trusty,¬†big but cumbersome¬†Ford¬†F250 that¬†suits my big frame that was used to bumping people around.¬†Mind¬†you¬†ask Chris Butcher¬†the¬†ex England¬†player¬†about that,¬†and it¬†also¬†cocoons¬†me against the lunacy¬†of¬†some¬†of todays‚Äô¬†drivers.¬† I was in a good mood having played a game of golf on the Swartland course Malmesbury with dear family friends […]

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No sooner did the Six¬†Nations¬†pass into recent history than the European Champions and Challenge Cup¬†quarter finals burst onto the scene. I watched two games in¬†Dublin in quick succession and it was¬†fascinating to compare. No doubt that the stakes were high as England made their tilt for a Double Grand¬†Slam and with¬†Ireland apparently creaking after a […]

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