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All is 'tickety-boo' - Tackling rugby

Wales may not be known as one of the great sport nations internationally (although at the moment they’re doing better than the current World Champion Germany at the EURO 2016 Qualifiers) but every autumn and winter with the rugby season in full swing and the Six Nations Rugby Championships looming this changes. 306 more words


A Whole Different Way of Life for England

There is certainly more to make and examine of England’s Autumn International series than meets the eye. A first and more obvious approach was taken in the first part of eggchasersguidetothegalaxy look at England’s selection issues and headaches that have underpinned this Autumns’ results and how that has affected performances but most importantly, it has taught us about the squad and about the English players who are making the journey from club level rugby to dining at the top table, whilst developing a strong mental hunger and taste to stay there. 704 more words


Momentum shift or temporary lapse?

Following another exciting Autumn series, many fans have been pleasantly surprised by the steps made by their nations as they build towards the World Cup in England. 1,584 more words

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XXXVIII. Amida and Deganawida, the Great Peacekeeper, Exchange Sentiments

How similar two very different Buddhas appear, dressed in different ancient garb, walking and freely associating among us ignorant man and beasts, and looking out for the purity of the Western world. 288 more words


Wayne K. Spear: Indigenous rights goes off the rails

The life-threatening illness of an eleven-year-old Brantford-area girl was no business of mine, until it had been made a cultural rights campaign.

I’ve gotten used to the conspiracy theories and the pseudo- and even anti-science critiques levelled against doctors, hospitals, and modern medicine. 839 more words

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Job Done

Six tries, no injuries and some minor selection dilemmas for the visit of the real minnows next week – virtually everything you’d want out of a game against Georgia really. 715 more words


Georgia Team Out!

Stop press! The team for Sunday’s game is out – and, hilariously, Gerry was one player wrong. Seems Joe is a little tougher to read than Deccie. 747 more words

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