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Nicholas Bishop

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Why Bernard Foley has nowhere to hide

Why Bernard Foley has nowhere to hide

3 days ago

It is an axiom of behaviour in the animal kingdom: whatever shows fear and takes flight becomes the hunted. Flight paints a target on your back like nothing else and it is no different in the dog-eat-dog world of elite professional sport.

Is the North trending ahead of the South?

Is the North trending ahead of the South?

6 Dec 2017

Let’s forget the French for the moment – and for that matter, Italy too. The current resurgence enjoyed by the Northern Hemisphere is very clearly concentrated in the Home Unions of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Why Eddie Jones is winning his duel with Michael Cheika

Why Eddie Jones is winning his duel with Michael Cheika

29 Nov 2017

June 25, 2016, is a date that may return to haunt Michael Cheika. On that day, Australia were playing the third Test of their series against England in Sydney.

Wallabies busted by the benches – not the refs – at Twickenham

Wallabies busted by the benches - not the refs - at Twickenham

22 Nov 2017

It was the 69th minute at a very wet, dank Twickenham stadium in West London. New Zealand referee Ben O’Keefe and TMO Simon McDowell spent over five minutes deciding that Marika Koroibete’s try near the posts was, in fact, an obstruction by replacement hooker Stephen Moore, and therefore a penalty to England.

Is there a limit to ‘total rugby’?

Is there a limit to 'total rugby'?

15 Nov 2017

Total football. It was the mantra that took over the soccer world in 1974, and has dominated both the thinking, and most of the success in the game in Europe, ever since.

Is there a way out of the Quade-less quandary at flyhalf?

Is there a way out of the Quade-less quandary at flyhalf?

8 Nov 2017

The worst can happen. The All Blacks won their first World Cup in 24 years when forced to promote their fifth-choice outside half in the second half of the final. Dan Carter, Colin Slade, Aaron Cruden and emergency number ten Piri Weepu had all gone down injured and Stephen Donald was all that was left.