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England 19-26 Wales. The Joy of Text

The following text message was sent at 14.26 yesterday in response to a message from Chris Rees, which said, “What’s gonna happen to Wales at Twickers? Your (Ireland) season prospects?”   “Am CONVINCED you will beat England. No prob. Their mid field is crap. You have a good Coach, plus Edwards who is shrewd. Us? … Continue reading

Ireland 43-13 England.

 At 5.26 pm yesterday the strains of “God Save the Queen” reverberated around Páirc an Chrócaigh (Croke Park) and made me proud of who I am, my dual heritages plunging the darkness, pain and hurt of the 20th Century into the past, where they belong, the Anthem immaculately observed, the dignity shown by the Irish … Continue reading

Wales 9-19 Ireland. The Grand Slam is On!

The weight of expectation for both sets of fans gave this encounter the feel of a decider a la 2005, rather than the opening game of this year’s Six Nations, which has to be the most open Tournament for years. A resurgent England slapped a hopeful Scottish side into place with a resounding 42-20 triumph … Continue reading

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