Rugby

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Focus on next week

There are 2 very important announcements coming next week, within 24 hours of one another. On Wednesday we will hear the Chancellor’s plans for the economy and the day before the touring squad of British and Irish Lions will be announced for their tour of South Africa. I know which one I’m looking forward to…

Nice bit of marketing

The Welsh rugby team were beaten well last night, but there was a great piece of marketing by their main sponsors, Brains and Co, brewers in Cardiff which has to go down as a victory. For those not aware of advertising regulation in France: it is unacceptable for a sport to be supported by booze….

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Martyn Williams

Not only is Martyn Williams a great flanker, possibly the best No 7 in the world at the moment, but he is also a really nice guy. I had the pleasure to meet him recently at a small reception in Cardiff and was really impressed with his sense of fun as much as his brilliant…

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London Welsh Club

Sad news from London today that the London Welsh Club in Gray’s Inn Road is in deep trouble financially and may not last. I’ve got such happy memories of the club, from a little lad who used to go there for Urdd all the way to heavy and late nights “socialising” in my twenties. Changes…