Category Archives: Rugby

Rugby World Cup Kicks Off

If I wasn’t busy in Finland I would be at home watching the Women’s Rugby World Cup on TV. The first round of matches started today in Ireland. Wales had the worst possible draw, beginning their campaign against the mighty … Continue reading

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World Champions

Picture from Cricinfo There is a hashtag that is familiar to all fans of the San Francisco Giants. That hashtag is #torture, and it refers to the way in which the Giants, three times recent World Series Champions though they … Continue reading

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Olympic Rugby Catch Up

Well that was a pretty good start to rugby’s place in the Olympics. Congratulations are due to the Canadian women for getting a surprise bronze medal. I didn’t see the game, but apparently it was an inept performance by GB. … Continue reading

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Go Eagles!

As some of you may have noticed, there is an important sporting event going in Brazil on at the moment. Yes, it is an international rugby sevens tournament. There may be some other sports going on too, but we don’t … Continue reading

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Some Sportsball Congratulations

Or, in the first case, sportspuck. Huge congratulations to the San José Sharks for making it to the Stanley Cup final. It has been a long time since I have been to the Shark Tank, but I haven’t forgotten. Go … Continue reading

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A Rugby Legend #RIPJonah

Not Welsh, but absolutely one of the greatest players ever to grace a rugby field. Lomu had great speed for a big man, but he also didn’t believe much in skipping around defenders. He ran through them, ran over them, … Continue reading

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Well Done, Boys

Bring on Fiji.

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Hardcore Rugby

Today saw the latest round of Six Nations matches, headlined by the Wales-Ireland game. Having foolishly lost their opening game to England, Wales needed to beat the undefeated Irish in order to stay in with a chance of winning the … Continue reading

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A Brush With Celebrity

The Bath event was for a biography with Gareth Thomas, who is one of the UK’s most famous gay men. Obviously he’s not in the same league as Elton John and Ian McKellen, but for reasons that should become obvious … Continue reading

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Unleash The Dragons!

Yes, it is Six Nations time of year again. I said on the BCFM Sports Show last weekend that I’m backing Wales to win, and on paper they should. They won the last two years, and a threepeat is something … Continue reading

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In Which I Invent A Game

Yesterday was pretty miserable for sport. Wales threw away a very good half time lead to lose the Junior Rugby World Cup Final to England, and after a great deal of faffing around with the weather England contrived to lose … Continue reading

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Union Cup – The Audio

As with most local radio stations, BCFM has a “listen again” feature that allows you to listen to their shows after they have been broadcast. Consequently everything we did on Saturday is online. However, the process is automated, which means … Continue reading

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Union Cup – Some Photos

I managed to find the time to take a few photos during the Union Cup festivities. Sadly most of those from the awards ceremony didn’t come out to well (which was partly my fault for trying to avoid getting showered … Continue reading

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Union Cup – Day 2

Saturday began early for me with an appearance on Clane’s Breakfast Show. The BCFM studio was up and running at the ground and we were broadcasting live all day. Show’s such as Clane’s needed sports experts to bring in to … Continue reading

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Union Cup – Day 1

Last night I attended the launch party for the Union Cup, which was held at Bristol’s science museum, @Bristol, an extraordinary venue which I must visit again and report on in detail. The party was a fascinating experience. There were … Continue reading

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Yesterday On Ujima

Yesterday’s radio show was a lot of fun. I spent the first half hour of the show talking to the very talented Jack Wolf about his amazing new novel, The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones. The book is … Continue reading

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Here Come The Aggressive Homosexuals

This week the UK media is full of stories about how aggressive gays will be sneaking into your bedroom at night to wreck your marriage, corrupt your kids, turn your wife into a feminist, force you to marry your dog, … Continue reading

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The Patrick Ness Interview & Union Cup

Last night’s edition of Shout Out is now available online. You can find their Listen Again service here. There are no direct links to shows, so make sure you look for April 11th. Alternatively, here’s the mp3. The interview starts … Continue reading

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Champions!

Cracking game it was too. Apologies to all the people in the pub in Bristol whom I deafened with my delighted shrieking.

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Grand Slam

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