6 Nations 2018 Championship – Friendship, Honour, Respect & A Lot of Fun

Ireland v Wales was an extraordinarily exciting game of rugby

The 2018 6 Nations Rugby was an exciting contest full of  great rugby and wonderful sportsmanship moments. Here’s a few…… Fans Have Fun I am in Dublin for the Ireland v Wales 6 Nations match. It’s a big game. Two exciting teams. Both with a point to prove. As I walk down to Lansdowne Road’s Aviva … Read more

Lions Touring Stories

Lions Crest

The Lions – When Enemies Become Friends The British & Irish Lions started their first match in New Zealand, a few Saturdays ago. Lions tours are extraordinary, as fierce opponents from four countries come together, train together, play together, party together, tour together – they become friends for life. The Lions is a wonderful tradition. … Read more

6 Nations Rugby Facts Fixtures & Quiz

Old Friends Become Enemies – Rugby 6 Nations Championship Yes it’s that time of year when old friends become enemies for 6 weeks. The 6 Nations Rugby Championship is back. Some say ‘normal hostilities are resumed’. Whichever way you look at it, the air tingles with excitement if you are lucky enough to get a … Read more

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments 2014 (part 1 of 2)

Another year of sport packed with great sportsmanship moments. From 280 inspirational stories posted on facebook, we’ve selected the Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments with BBC Radio London. You can hear all 10 best sportsmanship stories on the radio interview (in part 2) or you can read the Top 10 here (this, part 1, covers number 10 to … Read more

Top 10 Great Sportsmanship Moments from 2012

Golfer near the water

There were so  many with the London 2012 Olympics, Euro 2012, Ryder Cup and so much more.   Here’s our Top Ten starting with Number 10 and working our way down to our Number 1  Great Sportsmanship Moment of the year.   10.      Golf –  Young American’s  Honesty Of The Highest Order   November:  A … Read more

Great Fans – Wenger Stops TV Commentators so French Can hear Irish Sing

4-0 down and with a few minutes left , the stadium in Gdansk is filled with the sound of 25,000 Irish fans singing ‘The Fields of Athenry’ with the Spanish fans clapping in rhythm. The World Champions  coach, Vincente del Bosque, said afterwards: “I thought (with) that the Irish fans and players showed us what … Read more

60 Of The Best – Great Quotes from the late great Bill McLaren (part 2 of 4)

Arguably the greatest sports commentator ever, certainly the greatest rugby commentator, Bill McLaren, known as ‘The Voice Of Rugby’ believed passionately in sport and sportsmanship. Last week’s 15 Quotes from Bill covered Celebrations, Fisticuffs, Tough Guys & some Big Boys. This week we continue with Big Boys. Here’s the next 15 unique quotes from Bill … Read more

Entering The Cauldron – The Final Siege

When asked about the illegal Welsh try that won the game, the Irish coach, Declan Kidney did not fulminate in the manner of Sir Alex Ferguson, but said, that ‘while he felt extremely frustrated, he was not going to make an issue of it at a time when so many in the world were suffering … Read more

Brave Brothers in Scotland v Wales

Good Luck to Scotland’s Max Evans today in the Welsh match. Last year he played in the same match with his brother Thom, who suffered a very serious neck injury which ended his rugby career and almost his ability to ever walk again. Although Thom was invited to the game, it may have been too … Read more

Does The Ryder Cup Unveil Real Sportsmanship? Part 2

Continuing from part 1 where I revealed Arnold Palmer’s vision of getting war lords to play golf & a non Ryder Cup, yet golf supremo’s, approach to making the world a better place, here is that Ryder Cup moment that still mesmerises us all…(plus a few more)…………. Ryder Cup 1969: Then came that magical moment … Read more