#SPOTY poem – It Couldn’t Be Done

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done, But he with a chuckle replied That maybe it couldn’t, but he would be one Who wouldn’t say so “till he tried.” So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried, he hid it....

Isn’t respect a 2 way street?

New Zealand, or is that The New Zealand All Blacks, or is it just the All Blacks? I was confused when I heard the announcers refer to them as all of the above, but there is no denying the power of their brand, a brand that not only commands respect but, far too often,...

I really, really miss the Olympics

I read yesterday that it’s 100 days since the Olympics in London and last night we replayed the opening ceremony that we’d recorded. Until then I hadn’t realised just how much I miss the games and that wonderful few weeks of the summer when we stood...

Let’s hope Ryan Jones comes good every November

It was on 13 November 2009 that Ryan Jones came back to the Welsh team and delivered a storming  Man of the Match performance against Samoa. We can but hope he will do the same thing tonight, for he remains a class act and Wales needs him to shine once again. And I...

Well done Warren

Warren Gatland’s appointment as the Coach to the 2013 British and Irish Lions was not unexpected and it is highly deserved. He is a thoroughly excellent coach, but also someone who can build and manage a team of coaches and staff to ensure success on the field....