Twenty five minutes into the England match on Saturday night, I called my son back in London. “What time does the rugby begin” I asked. His snort of derision echoed my feelings.
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Barcelona do not change their attacking ethos against the big sides.
The hammering collisions of modern day rugby were never better illustrated by the Wales v South Africa match.
There’s a mini revolution going on in Spain and it’s not at Barcelona or Real Madrid.
There is a palpable sense of relief and joy here that all the waiting is finally over and the rugby can take centre stage.
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Old legs, new dreams. Footage of Mikael Forssell firing in top-flight goals are locked away in the archives, but the steely striker is determined to return to the spot-light by shining for Leeds United.
Anyone who doubted Man City’s title credentials before the season kicked off must be convinced by now.
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