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Women and Sport (continued)

As regular Rusters will be aware, despite being an old-fashioned Neanderthal born in the 1950s, I like to demonstrate my continuing relevance to younger generations by monitoring and occasionally featuring on this organ bulletins from the brave new “woke” world as the “Monstrous [...]

April 28, 2021 // 0 Comments

My “remote” sporting weekend

The most notable impression that I took away from my personal sports-following (via radio, television and newspapers) over the weekend was that – when the time eventually comes to look back upon the records of the years 2020 and 2021 – it will only be fitting to place asterisks against them to [...]

April 5, 2021 // 0 Comments

The 2021 women’s Six Nations begins

This weekend the new slimmed-down version of the Women’s Six Nations rugby union tournament began –  the nations split into two groups of three and then the winners of each group to contest the final – with as much of a publicity splash as it could muster, featuring the theory that [...]

April 4, 2021 // 0 Comments

The lessons of Dublin may not be learned by some

It is not easy being an England rugby union supporters at the moment. I very much doubt that anyone like me who troubled to watch yesterday’s match in Dublin on television in which Ireland effectively humiliated “our boys” 32-18 – a margin, incidentally, that did not flatter the hosts – [...]

March 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Last week my football wins bailed out my golf losses and this weekend it was the other way round. I backed each way for a top ten finish Sergio Garcia, Correy Connors and Daniel Berger for the Players Championship at Sawgrass a tournament won by Justin Thomas. Thomas put in a fantastic run of [...]

March 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

A “Road to Damascus” moment?

Yesterday (Sunday), probably mentally unbalanced by the effects of prolonged lockdown, I gritted my teeth and built my day around BT Sport’s ‘live’ coverage of the Premiership rugby match between Harlequins and Northampton Saints at the Stoop [commencing at 2.00pm, kick-off 3.00pm]. Having [...]

March 8, 2021 // 0 Comments

A sporting day in front of the tv

My sport watch would have started in the morning if it had been the fourth day of the Test. I agree with Duggie Heath that the ramifications for Test cricket with pitches prepared resulting in only 2 days’ play would be severe. Scyld Berry in the Telegraph argued that nothing will happen [...]

February 28, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sport as it was may be back on the horizon

Amidst the details of the Prime Minister’s cautious, once and for all, “road map” out of Lockdown 3 announced yesterday, UK sports fans, clubs and players/athletes will have taken particular interest in the 17th May and 21st June milestones within it applying to the potential return of crowds [...]

February 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Calcutta Cup goes north

The beginning of the Six Nations tournament is one of my annual sporting milestones because, as an oldie, it instantly re-connects me with both my youth and the golden years of rugby union in the British Isles which – with a broad brush approach – I would cite as being roughly between 1965 [...]

February 7, 2021 // 0 Comments

If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes …

Yesterday out of the blue – simply because it was there – I opted to watch yesterday’s Premiership rugby match between Wasps and the Harlequins at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry which was being broadcast ‘live’ by BT Sport. Wasps and Quins have a long ‘London derby’ rivalry that began in [...]

February 1, 2021 // 0 Comments

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