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Graham Simmons

Graham is now a rugby coach but for 25 years he was Sky Sports' rugby union reporter, working on Lions' Tours, England Internationals at home and abroad, the Heineken Cup, the Top 14, the Premiership and the Pro 14. He also spent a decade broadcasting for Sky from Ryder Cups, US Opens and USPGAs.

42 Articles
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Opinion

Schrodinger's Try

The end-of-game decision to not award Sam Skinner a match-winning try was a prime example of rugby's convoluted laws

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
12 Feb 2024, 9:08
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Opinion

Faz, Fabien and a fabled Friday night

Ireland made a talked-up French side look very ordinary and they must be odds on to win back-to-back Grand Slams

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
05 Feb 2024, 6:38
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Opinion

How the Six Nations opener meets Einstein's parable of quantum insanity

This year's tournament gifts us, first up, the France-Ireland showdown we all dreamed about

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
31 Jan 2024, 2:27
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Opinion

Fudge and almond fruitcake

How to sum up a Rugby World Cup that forced us to shed tears of happiness and heartache, whilst revelling in our beautiful game

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
31 Oct 2023, 8:04
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Opinion

Ox, Koch and Polly

The last dance comes down to toe-to-toe combat between two familiar Southern Hemisphere heavyweights in Paris

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
23 Oct 2023, 5:38
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Opinion

Cojones and Corleones...

Has there ever been a better weekend of Test Rugby? Fans have been spoilt with quarter-finals from the ages

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
16 Oct 2023, 6:20
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Opinion

Threads, twists and objets trouvés

The deep joy of the Portuguese, the domination of the Irish, the despondency of the Scots and Wallabies; the final Pool round had …

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
10 Oct 2023, 5:11
FEATURE
Opinion

Plates, Bowls and Shields

The knockout stages are shaping up with a few final duels to settle before France 2023 really starts heating up

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
03 Oct 2023, 12:22
FEATURE
Opinion

Tales of the unexpected

Eddie Jones' downfall, Wales's resurrection and the match of the tournament between Ireland and South Africa lit up the rugby worl…

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
25 Sep 2023, 12:23
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Opinion

Symphonies and fractional crystallisation

Ireland play in glorious, aesthetically-pleasing patterns, while England plod on, the big question is, are the Wallabies heading t…

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
18 Sep 2023, 11:53
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Opinion

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Spectacular tries, thunderclap collisions and contentious decisions defined a blockbuster opening World Cup weekend

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
12 Sep 2023, 10:07
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Exclusive

Nick Evans: ‘One win against Argentina, two feet in the quarters, three games from the trophy.’

The respected Harlequins attack coach gives his verdict on Steve Borthwick's England as they look to stage a turnaround in form

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
05 Sep 2023, 8:46
FEATURE
Opinion

Mission Impossible?

It's a tough ask to park all the negativity and be upbeat about England's World Cup chances, nonetheless, let's give it a go

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
25 Aug 2023, 5:53
FEATURE
Opinion

Sweet serendipity

Will the lopsided draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup be the making or the breaking of the tournament?

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
18 Aug 2023, 8:55
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Opinion

Graham Simmons: 'Scotland were the revelation of the opening weekend'

The Six Nations routinely provides drama few tournaments can match and the only certainty is more surprises lie in store

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
06 Feb 2023, 17:02
FEATURE
Opinion

It all comes down to the F-Words

The Six Nations will take us from the biting winds of winter to the first buds of Spring, but what can we expect?

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
01 Feb 2023, 13:44
FEATURE
Opinion

Now is the Autumn of our discontent...

There has been a change in temperature at Twickenham and Eddie Jones is feeling the heat after a series of poor results

Graham Simmons
Graham Simmons
30 Nov 2022, 3:14
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