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Michael Aylwin

Michael Aylwin has been writing about rugby since the turn of the 20th century, most notably as a correspondent for The Observer and Guardian Group. His book Unholy Union is an in-depth study of rugby in the 21st century, while his novel Ivon is a satire on rugby in the 22nd. Apart from that, his work transcends the arbitrary units of time and space

11 Articles
FEATURE

Soft in the head

Fans debating red cards and the 'hardness' of players can't see the bigger picture

Michael Aylwin
Michael Aylwin
17 Feb 2021, 14:27
FEATURE

The Times They Are-a-Changin'

Some 150 years since the RFU's inception, professional rugby finds itself amid a sea of icebergs, any one of which might bring it …

Michael Aylwin
Michael Aylwin
26 Jan 2021, 9:35
FEATURE

Collision course

Rugby’s tragic flaw is that the more players improve, the more dangerous they are to one another.

Michael Aylwin
Michael Aylwin
30 Dec 2020, 2:12
FEATURE

Careful what you wish for

Rather than implement change for the sake of it, rugby's lawmakers must remain true to the game’s soul.

Michael Aylwin
Michael Aylwin
02 Dec 2020, 10:58
FEATURE

Closing time

English rugby needs to make sobering call for last orders on promotion and relegation

Michael Aylwin
Michael Aylwin
23 Oct 2020, 12:32
FEATURE

A case of misplaced nostalgia

Is the unpalatable truth that rugby in days of yore was boorish and bedraggled?

Michael Aylwin
Michael Aylwin
07 Oct 2020, 13:04
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