David Brent: “Dutch girls must be punished for having big boobs.” Now you do not punish someone, Dutch or otherwise for having big boobs. Gareth: If anything they should be rewarded. David: They should be equal. Gareth: Women are equal. David: I’ve always said that. I remember ‘The Office’ when it broke onto the scenes … More David Brent and The R.F.U.
I became obsessed with trying to get people making as many decisions as they can as often as they can in a variety of different situations. … More Coaching (the Pain and the Pleasure)
Yesterday saw the last game of women’s Premiership rugby with Aylesford Bulls/Harlequins winning the last premiership title following on from their cup win. Next year sees the formation of the “Super Rugby” tournament which is set to replace it and if anyone wants to have a hope of competing with what will then be “Harlequins” … More A Change is Coming.
England’s win against France and Wales has seen a new language come into play when describing England: “the now professional England” is used to let oppositions off the hook when they lose to them. No doubt they will also be used to hammer home any defeats that may come their way. From 2006 to 2012 … More Blame the Professionals
Women’s sport week and the launch of the “Red Roses” campaign has been a great to be reminder to me of some of the fantastic rugby moments I have been lucky enough to witness first hand. I have to say my experiences of rugby have been hugely influenced by the women playing the game. My … More Rugby and WSW16
The joy of amateur rugby is that you get to have an awful lot of fun. You can spend time with your mates, drink some beer and win the odd game as well. There is no sport like it for unifying people. It brings you into contact with people who you may never get to … More Rugby: A Risk Worth Taking
I am pleased to see the RFU have taken action against Richmond RFC, with regards to the women’s championship final. Their decision to play 5 players who had been part of their 1st XV squad, in their 2nd team for that fixture, including players who were even part of the premiership final squad that beat … More Winners and Losers.
Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of England women’s victory in Rugby World Cup. I was lucky enough to be there on the day and it still stands as one of the most memorable days of my life. It was amazing to witness a generation of women many of whom had experienced the pain of … More One year on: Womens Rugby World Cup
On the 15th of February 2003 I was on my way to Twickenham to watch my rugby hero Jason Leonard receive his 100th cap against France. The first for a front row forward and an example of the standard he set as a player whose career overlapped the transition from the amateur era to the … More Rocky Clark: 100 Caps
The women’s game is healthier than ever. I would suggest this is one of the biggest myths in the modern rugby era. If you peel back the successful skin of the women’s game in England and you will see a huge gap in the positive noises coming from the people in charge of the game … More Womens Rugby: A Time for Honesty