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Jeff Probyn

Articles from RugbyPaper columnist Jeff Probyn.

Twickenham under attack: Button for the nuclear option may be pressed

The RFU have a sizeable debt stacking up

August 14, 2018

Probyn column: If this is how pros run our game, give me amateurs

Jeff Probyn takes at look at how the PR machines of national governing bodies and player Unions haven't got things right in recent weeks

April 26, 2018

Jeff Probyn: Hate to say it, but Worcester are looking doomed already

There is no substitute for playing the game, try as you might and no matter what you do, nothing matches actually playing the game. At the..

September 20, 2017

Jeff Probyn: New RFU boss has a big job – save our game!

The news that the RFU have appointed Steve Brown as CEO should bring a sigh of relief from the whole game because, for the first time in an..

September 15, 2017

Jeff Probyn: Jones must show courage of convictions this autumn

There is that certain ‘something’ about the last remaining days before a new season that always brings a feeling of anticipation of..

August 18, 2017

Jeff Probyn: I’m puzzled why women’s game needs a World Cup

With the women’s World Cup starting this week, hope is the excitement that the tournament will generate could be great for the women’s..

August 9, 2017

Jeff Probyn: Replace women’s contracts with individual match fees

As I prepare to write this article, I have a feeling of impending doom as the last time I broached this subject everything I said was taken..

August 4, 2017

Jeff Probyn: Baa-baas ‘Test’ would solve the Lions tour conundrum

Sometimes you have to ask why people ask questions when something has already been decided upon and accepted by all. I had a meeting..

July 27, 2017

Jeff Probyn: One match to go, and these Lions could end up legends

With the mid-week games over and just one game to go, I am already suffering from Lions fatigue and can’t wait for it all to end. The..

July 6, 2017

Jeff Probyn: My Lions dream knocked out by a real McCoy from Jimmy

Twenty-eight years ago I was playing in a Five Nations tournament that was, in effect, a selection trial for the 1989 Lions trip to..

June 2, 2017

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