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Sportsthoughts (150) – To Lyon for the rugby – and more!

This weekend, my friend Jon and I treated ourselves to a weekend in Lyon, one of France’s great cities, for the two European club rugby finals. Both France v England clashes: on Friday evening, Montpellier v Harlequins in the Challenge … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (143) – The Mighty Quins: Harlequins 29, Saracens 23!

Yesterday we watched what must have been the best game of rugby at the Stoop since when? Maybe when we beat Leicester 32-12 in January 2015? My friend Jon was suggesting the heroics against Stade Francais in 2008! After last … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (119) – Quins 0 Saracens 39 – what’s happening?

First home game of the new rugby Premier League season last night. A tough one against Saracens, winners of the league last year in regular time, although they lost in the play-off final to Northampton. Got there 15 minutes into … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (104) – Saints take the Premiership title

Last Saturday, another awesome game of rugby, as Northampton beat Saracens 24-20 in the final play of the Premiership final. Cruel on Saracens, who won the league in normal time by nine points. Even crueller, as they lost the previous … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (103) – European Sporting Summits

On the long weekend when the political institutions and elites of Europe were blown a very large raspberry by voters across the EU, I shall stick to sport and reflect on two engrossing finals: Toulon v Saracens in rugby’s Heineken … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (102) – Harlequins hit the Saracens wall, Arsenal conquer their demons

Saturday was a great sports viewing day. I had a cycle down to Hammersmith beforehand, before settling down for two big deciders for two of my favourite teams: Quins and Arsenal. (West Ham are on their hols already). For Quins, … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (100) – Awesome Saracens crush Clermont

My 100th Sportsthoughts. Appropriate that it celebrates a truly outstanding sporting feat. Heineken Cup semi final at Twickenham. England’s best club team at the moment, Saracens, against the mighty Clermont Auvergne, up there with Toulon and Toulouse as the best … Continue reading

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