Thursday, 21 June 2012

Flat out with the repartee - sad day for one-liners as David Flatman retires

Here's David Flatman's valedictory interview with me as he hangs up his boots because of a hand injury. The high-esteem in which the former England, Saracens and Bath prop is held across the game - and by journalists - was captured brilliantly by my fellow south west sports writer Steve Cotton in a fine comment piece in the Western Daily Press. Well worth a read.

Flatman speaks at a press conference in 2009

With a rapier-sharp wit and and a penetrating grasp of the game, Flats was always a joy at mid-week media sessions.
But us journos will still be bumping into him - he's taking up a post within Bath Rugby's communications department, where no doubt we'll all be subjected to his repartee in press conferences. To which I say: fantastic.