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Jamie Lyall

After abandoning a career in veterinary medicine, Jamie turned to sports journalism six years ago, aiming to harness his passions for sport, writing, and complementary pre-match buffets. While his career has not grown as prolifically as his body fat percentage, he was fortunate enough to learn his trade with Planet Rugby and BBC Scotland before entering the freelance world. He has since been offered several brilliant opportunities to launch his commentary career, and when not writing for RugbyPass, can often be found bellowing names into a microphone for the BBC, BT Sport and others.

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Seb Blake: From Chinnor to the European champions in one crazy year

Gloucester's English and Australian qualified hooker reflects on a blistering rise to the Kingsholm first team.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
20 Apr 2024, 3:37
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Matt Currie: 'Edinburgh haven't lost our ambition or flair, it just hasn't clicked'

The hotshot centre talks farm life, a South American odyssey, and another big trip to Durban.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
12 Apr 2024, 4:29
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Jacob Umaga: 'I would absolutely love to play for Samoa'

Three years from his only England cap, the former Wasps fly-half longs to represent the country of his father.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
11 Apr 2024, 6:10
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'My mum never let us see her cry' - The Tshituka brothers' story of the sword and shield

Vince and Manu Tshituka's origin tale is one of war, love and triumph against the odds.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
10 Apr 2024, 15:06
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Why aren't Scotland top of the props?

As the great WP Nel retires, the paucity of home-grown Scottish scrummagers is troubling.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
03 Apr 2024, 4:10
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Juan Ignacio Brex: 'Italy made history, but it's not enough'

The Italian fulcrum talks Argentine heritage, World Cup humiliation and his hunger for more.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
28 Mar 2024, 3:54
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Analysis

RugbyPass' team of the Six Nations

RugbyPass sifts through the data and selects its best XV of the 2024 championship.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
18 Mar 2024, 12:21
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Scotland: 'The elite don't behave in this skittish manner'

Scotland's eternal quest for consistency could consign this talented group to nearly men.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
18 Mar 2024, 7:07
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Ross Vintcent: 'I was lost, up the creek without a paddle'

The Italy debutant was left adrift during covid, but his riveting journey from Dubai to the Six Nations soon gathered pace.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
09 Feb 2024, 17:43
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How Scotland's 'Humble Huw' Jones confounded his critics and rose again

Dogged by unfair perceptions, the centre's close confidants reveal his true character.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
30 Jan 2024, 4:23
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Jacob Stockdale: 'I showed Andy Farrell I'm not a diva'

After two years of frustration, the Ulster flying machine is showcasing his vast talent again.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
12 Jan 2024, 7:19
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Asher Opoku-Fordjour: 'Sale, England, the Lions... I want to do it all'

Sale's precocious prop talks race, rugby and being read the riot act by his coach.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
11 Jan 2024, 6:24
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Big Bill Mata and the importance of recruitment

The Fijian juggernaut will depart Edinburgh a legend, and an example of looking after your talent.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
07 Jan 2024, 14:41
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Mike Blair: 'I took a lot on my shoulders at Edinburgh but I don't regret it'

The former Edinburgh coach on why he had to step down, and his new life in Japan.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
29 Dec 2023, 8:28
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Ben Afshar: From '90s hip-hop and garage music' to the Investec Champions Cup

Glasgow's newest Warrior and resident DJ talks music, Iranian food and the cluttered Scottish player pathway.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
13 Dec 2023, 5:19
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'Two years ago I was on building sites': Rhys Litterick, from landscaping graft to a date with Antoine Dupont

The Cardiff prop was doing manual labour while playing semi-pro rugby as recently as 2021.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
04 Dec 2023, 9:45
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'Guys laughed at me, I'd go to the bathroom and cry' - How Agustin Creevy, 38, has stayed at the top

Once ridiculed and lampooned, Sale Sharks' Argentine colossus is still going strong.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
30 Nov 2023, 6:49
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'My dad would pull out a gun': How Omar Mouneimne went from a violent home to rugby stardom

The respected Exeter defence coach and former MMA fighter has charted an inspiring voyage.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
28 Nov 2023, 7:17
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Wes Goosen: 'Edinburgh is loaded with talent and should be doing crazy things'

The flying Kiwi talks leaving South Africa, Hurricanes Galacticos and how his body broke down.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
16 Nov 2023, 10:43
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Kyle Rowe: 'The day after I was made redundant, I saw the Glasgow boys training - that was brutal'

The Glasgow winger has suffered rejection, unemployment and injury on his route to Scotstoun.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
13 Nov 2023, 13:03
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