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Man Behind The Match

Man Behind the Match: Grayson knew O’Gara could miss crucial kick

Ronan O’Gara is the Heineken Cup’s golden boy. He’s the record points scorer, the record appearance holder and in any pub in Cork or..

August 19, 2013

Man behind the Match: Wilkinson comes back – with a record of course!

It was like he had never been away. Exactly 1,148 days since his last England appearance – you might remember that one, in Sydney in 2003..

August 13, 2013

Man behind the match: Prince of Pace ensured England wore the crown

There are just five days to go before England are due to step foot in Murrayfield for the first ever Rugby World Cup Sevens and the omens..

July 30, 2013

Man behind the Match: Rob Howley and the 2004 Heineken Cup final

The final act of Rob Howley’s playing career was about as perfect as you can ask for. Any rugby fan worth his salt can replay the Welsh..

July 22, 2013

Man Behind the Match: Jon Callard and the 1998 Heineken Cup final

Bath were not given much of a chance of becoming the first British and Irish side to win the Heineken Cup. Their fate in the 1998 final was..

August 21, 2012

Man Behind the Match: Rob Andrew and the 1995 Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final

England went into the 1995 World Cup quarter-final in Cape Town having seen many highs since the desperate low of losing the 1991 World Cup..

August 14, 2012

Man Behind the Match: Jason Robinson and the 2006 Premiership final

World Cup hero, Lions star, Great Britain rugby league icon, multiple trophy-winner with Wigan … Jason Robinson’s cv is awesome and..

August 6, 2012

Man Behind the Match: Bill Beaumont and the 1980 Grand Slam

The Sixties and Seventies were dark times for English rugby. While Wales were enjoying a golden era, each turning year across two decades..

July 24, 2012

Man Behind the Match: Stuart Barnes and the 1992 Pilkington Cup final

During the dying embers of amateurism, Twickenham on Cup final day was a very special occasion, and more often than not it was the great..

July 20, 2012

Man Behind the Match: Shane Williams and the 2008 Wales win over Australia

In 2008 Wales swept to a second Grand Slam in four seasons under the newly installed coach Warren Gatland – a remarkable achievement...

July 10, 2012



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