Monthly Archives: September 2010

My top five tries

In a rare free moment I like to look back over some of the best tries I’ve seen over the years on television. These are the five most memorable and, in my opinion, the best. Think you know some better … Continue reading


Os jogadores brasileiras atraentes…..

The Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, in 2016, and most of the male audience watching it on tv will probably be tuned into either the 100m men’s final or the women’s beach volleyball, or both. Me, … Continue reading

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Wagging the finger

After my whimsical blog entry earlier this week it’s time to get serious again. A few weeks back, after the first game of the season I was asked if I was interested in taking up the position of sevens coach … Continue reading

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A cautionary fable

This is the tale of Tiffany Trog who could not wait for the rugby blog. With each new day she would complain “Where’s this week’s blog? It’s late again!” Vexed and frustrated she would write disgruntled letters filled with spite … Continue reading


Lost weekend

Saturday, 11th September. While the Union 60 team are in Jesteburg, the two injured players and this old duffer of a blogger take to the field as officials in the 1860 v Schwalbe match in Bremen. First impressions last and … Continue reading


The cynic’s dictionary: Part 2

Playing positions No. 10 (out-half in most countries, fly-half in England): A backline player pivotal to the role between forwards and backs, who receives ball from the scrum-half, kicks for position, passes to the three-quarters, and occasionally kicks penalties and … Continue reading


First Blood

Saturday 4th September. First game of the season. The Union 60 XV have been rallied to meet at Bremen Hbf at 10:00 for the trip to Hannover to play FC Schwalbe. Being true sportsmen not many have arrived without hangovers … Continue reading

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