“It'll be a pretty hostile environment against big men, they similar brand of rugby as they put you under pressure at scrum time and take you on physically. So that is in the back of my mind – what an exciting prospect, because it is almost like ‘what if I had my time again?’ … [Read more...] about Jamie George: England can make a statement in Six Nations against France in first game after World Cup final loss
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Speaking to the stranded football supporters outside the Nigerian embassy in Moscow, Ambassador Steve Davies Ugbah said: "For this World Cup, your Fan ID says come here, watch the game – after the game, go back. So if anybody fooled you into believing that you can come here with your Fan ID and stay – that is a lie." … [Read more...] about Nigerian World Cup fans ordered to go back after final match
The England set-up is more grown-up and realistic. Some at home have not followed them down that path. In some of the reaction - again, some - the old boom and bust mentality returned. The entertainment industry is not built for nuance, or shades of grey, but it ought to be possible to stand up to hysteria, especially after a victory, which is more than Germany, Brazil or Argentina could manage in their opening games. … [Read more...] about England’s World Cup opener was a promising start – don’t write them off before they’ve had a chance
They had to fight like it was their last game to start the latest party, Flamengo playing for a nation and continent and pushing Liverpool to their endurance limit. It was one of their compatriots, Roberto Firmino, who left the Brazilians crestfallen, his winner coming in the first half of extra-time in Qatar’s Khalifa International Stadium. … [Read more...] about Roberto Firmino’s extra time strike sinks Flamengo and seals Liverpool’s first Club World Cup
They have international quality all across the field. Defensively huge in Lyon, they were then frighteningly accurate at home to Northampton. All they are concerned about is getting a home quarter-final and they will get one. In fact, I think they will end up with 29 points, one short of the maximum 30. … [Read more...] about Will Greenwood’s Champions Cup group predictions: Who will now make it out of the pools and who will come up short?