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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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Why did I imagine that Ireland was not good enough for a Grand Slam – nerveless (40 plays before¬†the miracle Sexton drop goal in Paris), clinical (Italy), and coldly predatory (Scotland and Wales),¬†before rendering the tumultuous St Patrick’s Day clash somewhat academic after 40 remarkable¬†minutes at Twickenham. Trying to stay warm became a major consideration […]

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The Six¬†Nations got off to a mixed start last weekend as two¬†cracking openers sandwiched a real¬†stodge of a match in France, where neither¬†side deserved to win or lose in all honesty. ¬† Eddie¬†Jones¬†got it right when he said that¬†European form did not matter for his England Squad.¬†However, it absolutely impacted on Wales. The Scarlet influence […]

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Now that the Domestic and European programme has finished its first phase,¬†excitement is building for the¬†Autumn Internationals,¬†tempered however by the various¬†unavailabilities through injuries or simple resting of key players. My take on the season so far has been a welcome move to find creative¬†influence in the middle of the field. Coaches are finally realising that […]

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