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Peter Jackson: McGeechan warned of Lions meltdown 24 years ago

Long before they knighted him for services to the game, Sir Ian McGeechan raised an issue serious enough to threaten the existence of the..

June 15, 2017

Peter Jackson: Size didn’t matter in 1971, just pure ability

When they line up for the first Test, the Lions’ backs will be three inches taller on average than their historic predecessors of 1971..

June 2, 2017

Peter Jackson: Boks’ RWC triumph hung on a shirtsleeve

There is an old adage in journalism that news is not necessarily when it happens but when someone digs it out. Applying that principle to..

May 26, 2017

Peter Jackson: Revitalised Broncos are bucking the trend

The Deri Broncos gave up the ghost when the last of them bolted and left the historic village club without a horse to flog, dead or alive...

May 19, 2017

Peter Jackson: Mr Reliable, but Dan is Mr Forgotten for Wales

There are two reasons why Dan Evans stands out in any crowd of players. He never misses a match because his fitness is never in doubt and..

May 12, 2017

Peter Jackson: Whitcombe dynasty now propping up England

When he left Cardiff before the Second World War, Frank Whitcombe could have had no idea he would be creating a rugby dynasty of..

May 5, 2017

Peter Jackson: Sorry Scots, but Gatland has gone for power again

Scotland now has exactly as many Lions as the sum total of Conservative and Labour Members of Parliament – two. Even in a winning season,..

April 27, 2017

Peter Jackson: Dylan must hope Lions history isn’t repeated

The Lions leave the England captain at home, pick his Irish counterpart instead for the series in New Zealand and end up being whitewashed..

April 19, 2017

Peter Jackson: JPR’s a Wales legend but was Price even better?

Anniversaries have been all the rage of late, from the 25th of England’s last Grand Slam double under Will Carling to the 50th of Gareth..

April 13, 2017

Peter Jackson: Tale of two rugby cities could not be starker

On a wintry Friday night by the Clyde, Glasgow Warriors and Newport Gwent Dragons played out a 16-all draw. So few turned up that they..

April 7, 2017