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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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Analysis

Borthwick eyes English revival

The England fightback has started with the appointment of well-regarded Cumbrian and his assistant Kevin Sinfield

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
19 Dec 2022, 8:33
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Interview

'Bags were packed to go home, but we stuck it out' - WP Nel eyes World Cup farewell

Isolated and grief-stricken, WP Nel almost left Scotland months after arriving. Now, the 36-year-old is eyeing a third Rugby World…

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
16 Dec 2022, 17:41
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Analysis

Watson magic gives rugby fans some festive cheer

While rugby fans froze at games, or kept themselves toasty by the fireside, they could all rejoice seeing Anthony Watson back in f…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
12 Dec 2022, 8:50
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Analysis

Finn Russell: Life-altering Bath gold must come with silverware

Finn Russell will earn life-altering money at Bath, but the silverware he seeks would be truly defining.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
21 Dec 2022, 6:15
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Analysis

Saracens big-guns look to assert themselves in the post-Eddie Jones era

Edinburgh stormed the StoneX a year ago in a landmark win but Saracens' England stars are smarting for a campaign which saw Eddie …

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
09 Dec 2022, 7:37
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Analysis

Eddie Jones awaits his fate

The England head coach role could soon be vacant as the pressure mounts a year out from the World Cup in France

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
05 Dec 2022, 8:09
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Analysis

Team of the Autumn Series

After five action-packed weekends of scintillatingTest rugby, RugbyPass+ selects its team of the Autumn Nations Series.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
29 Nov 2022, 9:03
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Analysis

England feel the hurt and Eddie Jones feels the heat

The RFU is none too pleased with England's performances this Autumn, while in Wales, the crisis button is close to being pushed

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
28 Nov 2022, 7:14
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Opinion

Scotland must embrace Finn Russell to fuel World Cup dream

This Autumn Nations Series must end Scotland's long-running Finn Russell saga once and for all as the fly-half makes a sensational…

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
22 Nov 2022, 3:43
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Analysis

Steward takes charge as England momentum is restored

After their shock loss to Argentina, England steady the ship to down Japan as the All Blacks juggernaut rolls into town

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
14 Nov 2022, 8:10
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Analysis

England's stirring comeback fires up Twickenham faithful

England were on the canvas with nine minutes left to go before staging a famous 19-point recovery job to stun the All Blacks

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
21 Nov 2022, 6:06
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Analysis

England left with more questions than answers

England were yet again left to search for positives after a narrow loss to Argentina, ramping up the pressure on Eddie Jones

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
07 Nov 2022, 11:37
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Analysis

Luck of the Irish runs out at Quins

Harlequins into raptures as contentious stoppage time try breaks the hearts of London Irish fans as chaos reigns at The Stoop

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
31 Oct 2022, 7:58
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Analysis

'Russell sideshow rumbles on as self-flagellating Scotland lose game of inches'

After Blair Kinghorn's miss, the Finn Russell sideshow is sure to intensify, but neither is the reason Scotland lost to Australia.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
30 Oct 2022, 5:35
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Analysis

The fight for Worcester Warriors not to be forgotten

With the Warriors sunk and doubts still surrounding Wasps' short-term future as a Premiership Rugby club, rugby's financial climat…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
10 Oct 2022, 8:39
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Opinion

The Finn Russell and Gregor Townsend standoff that has no winners

The perplexing, maddening dispute between Scotland's single-minded coach and his mercurial fly-half has broken cover to leave fans…

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
27 Oct 2022, 3:01
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Analysis

Marcus Smith rekindles the magic as Autumn Tests loom

The Harlequins playmaker shows his superstar worth as the Sale Sharks machine finally grinds to a halt with their first Premiershi…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
24 Oct 2022, 4:20
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Interview

'For some of these guys, this could be it. There's a realistic chance they won't find a new club.'

An elite rugby agency takes RugbyPass inside the chaotic recruitment scenes as Worcester Warriors went to the wall.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
20 Oct 2022, 9:48
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Analysis

Mired in crisis, yet Premiership Rugby provides a joyous spectacle

The financial crisis around English rugby is dominating headlines off the pitch, which is at odds with the glittering rugby on it

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
17 Oct 2022, 7:06
Interview

'Since I've been at this club, I've never laid eyes on Colin Goldring'

Murray McCallum lost his father, then his job, but remains a beacon of positivity as the former Worcester Warrior searches for a n…

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
13 Oct 2022, 6:21
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