Friday, 25 May 2012

Fearns ready to Wade into the fray for England against the Baa-Baas

I'm delighted to see Carl Fearns picked at openside for England's tussle with the Baa-Baas at Twickers on Sunday. Here's an interview I did with him recently and an opinion piece.

You've got to look forward to the prospect of another Bright Young Thing of Engish rugby, Christian Wade, getting his first England start too. No doubt you've seen these tries by the Wasps flyer before, but I don't tire of watching his effortless glide over the turf, particularly when it makes Leicester look like a collection of poorly engineered tug boats:

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Bath Rugby go for Gold - Gary Gold

Gary Gold, Bath Rugby's incoming head coach, was hugely impressive when I spoke to him following his appointment earlier this week. He blends candour, experience and a steely edge, all leavened by a dollop or two of humour.
Some hard-nosed Springbok muscle is just the tonic for a Bath side which, too often, just wasn't able to physically assert itself on matches last season.
Club chairman Bruce Craig has also given me his explanation on why Gold was the man for him.
A tonne of reaction, analysis and comment surrounding Gold's appointment is in this week's Bath Chronicle. Sample some of it here.