A group of 70 academics and doctors proposed this week that tackling should be banned for children playing rugby. Would this work? Is it necessary? Here are some considered responses to that issue.
Three wishes for 2015 – a doping focus on a sport other than cycling, more head-to-head competition, and less force-feeding of cherries and extreme science. None are likely true, but one can wish…
It’s been a long time between posts – busy work periods, lack of inspiration, lack of news stories (well, that’s not entirely true!), but pick the excuse. Apologies for the long break. I’m back with a viewpoint on rugby – probably not the topic of interest for most of you reading this in the USA, […]
It’s here to stay, people, so enjoy it. We have embedded this from Universal Sports, whose coverage of rugby is actually very good—so readers in the USA take note, they will be covering the Rugby World Cup later this year, too. This is the best advertisement ever for the sport of Sevens. These are those […]
Yesterday, a reader sent me a link for an article from the Telegraph newspaper, titled “Rugby Union players are exonerated while cyclists take the blame. How is that fair?” Ordinarily, articles from the Telegraph are thought-provoking, accurate and praise-worthy. This was not one of them. The article concerns the recent one-year suspension handed to Alberto Contador, and the exoneration […]