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Brendan Venter Builds Up London Irish

My Illustration for this weeks ‘”The Rugby Paper’ is of the new London Irish technical director Brendan Venter who plotting the Reading based teams return to the Premiership.   121 more words

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Premiership Rugby Fixtures Launch

With the Premiership Rugby Fixtures Launch taking place at The BT Tower I was looking forward to the magnificent views as well as getting my eyes on who’s playing who and when.   906 more words

Rugby Union

Anthropology Friday: Sacrifice Among the Semites pt. 2

Hello! Today we’re continuing with more excerpts from Smith’s Sacrifice Among the Semites, with all attendant warnings that I don’t necessarily trust Smith’s accuracy.

“Now, if kinship means participation in common mass of flesh, blood, and bones, it is natural ha tit should be regarded as dependent, not merely on the fact that a man was born of his mother’s body, and so was from hi birth a part of her flesh, but also n the not less significant fact that he was nourished by her mil. 2,476 more words

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David Strettle - Rugby and - Life After Rugby

Looking back to December 2014 and an interview with David Strettle in his last season with Saracens before he headed to sunnier climes in France. 2,274 more words

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Chris Ashton Throws His Toys Out Of The Pram

This weeks illustration was Saracens wing Chris Ashton who was recently omitted from England’s tour to Australia with Eddie Jones preferring Marland Yarde. Ashton, 29, who last appeared for England in 2014, was originally named in the Saxons squad for the two-game tour against South Africa A but then declined the place. 74 more words

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Saracens v Exeter Chiefs - The Premiership Final

Although it was a total thrill that Saracens won the Premiership Final in 2015, something about it didn’t sit quite right with me.  While I do understand that the play off scenario was agreed by all in the Premiership it felt strange, as pleasing as it was, to see the team who’d finished 4th lifting the trophy. 938 more words

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