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Days in the sun – and then another yesterday

To Brighton yesterday by train for a gathering of old friends for nothing more important than a thoroughly enjoyable lunch in the unexpectedly hot bright sunshine in an establishment overlooking the marina. It is in the nature of human existence that stuff constantly happens, paths differ, fortunes [...]

May 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Mine’s a half!

These are strange times indeed, with the summer’s highly-anticipated international cricket season now fast approaching and four English clubs contesting European football’s elite championship cups, albeit in distant parts. Meanwhile, nearer home UK politics remains trapped in a Brexit [...]

May 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

Positive action doesn’t always match reality

[I am putting on my tin hat as I begin this post …] From time to time on this organ our contributors pass comment upon the domination of the media by ‘right-on’ PC-driven campaigners, in ‘equality for all’ mode, demanding greater representation in all areas of UK life [...]

May 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Thrilling spectacles may be the order of the day

Yesterday afternoon at 4.50pm I joined the family in front of the television in order to watch the European Champions Cup Final between the holders Leinster and Saracens at St James’ Park, Newcastle (kick-off 5.00pm). The venue – Newcastle United’s iconic football stadium (almost sold out to [...]

May 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Rendering unto Caesar

According to legend – or rather Plutearch’s Life of Caesar – Julius Caesar used the phrase “Veni, vidi, vici” [translation: “I came, I saw, I conquered”] in a report to his friend Amantius after achieving a swift victory during his war against Pharnaces II of Pontus at the Battle of [...]

May 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Weekend (so far) sporting review

Having settled in for a weekend to be spent (well, whaddya know?) largely watching televised sport, there seem to be a number of interesting issues buzzing at the moment and so I thought I’d bring Rusters up to speed with my impressions upon some of them as follows:-   RUGBY UNION With our [...]

May 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

In the cause of equality

Please pardon me for tapping this out – and if I confess at the outset to being an old-fashioned out of touch dinosaur I’m sure Rusters won’t be surprised – but, as someone who believes that human beings are basically born male or female, I’m quietly content with the outcome of the Court [...]

May 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

In the news today

As they say with buses, so it is with our continuous perusal of the UK’s national newspapers on behalf of Rusters around the globe in search of stories of interest. Occasionally – after a seemingly eternal wait, several come along in a bunch. So it has happened today. Here are a [...]

May 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sometimes, perhaps, there’s no real right or wrong

A couple of weeks or so ago on the Rust I referenced the spot of bother that Aussie rugby great Israel Folau had got himself into for repeating his fundamentalist Christian beliefs in public and then being vilified variously by Rugby Australia, former and current players around the world and also [...]

May 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

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