AVIVA PREMIERSHIP: 2013-2014 Review

With the Aviva Premiership Final taking place this weekend, Shôn Douglas gives his end of year report on the 12 teams of the 2013/2014 season…   SARACENS – There are few superlatives left for Saracens. They end the season top of the league, in the final against Northampton, with a Heineken Cup runners-up medal after…

What’s gone wrong with the Wallabies?

We start this week with a fact: there are two sporting spectacles that, without doubt, are guaranteed to make a British summer.  The first is a home winner of Wimbledon (check) and the second is a good ol’ thrashing of the Aussies in any sporting discipline (check again following a dominant win in the Ashes…

A Lion-sized let off…but you have to feel for Beale

Saturday 22nd June 2013.  I arrived at The Faltering Fullback, Finsbury Park, at 10am on the dot.  The place was already packed as white, green, navy blue and (predominantly) red shirted rugby folk scrummed-down for the last of the remaining chairs, tables, benches or lintels that would act as their seat for the next three…