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Tom Bradshaw

Tom is a writer and broadcaster covering rugby for outlets across the globe, including The Times, The Rugby Paper, The Guardian/Observer, Times Literary Supplement and BBC. Away from rugby, Tom is an academic specialising in media ethics.

23 Articles
FEATURE
Opinion

'There is far too much naysaying around England - the Boks are beatable'

England must believe megaton South Africa and their fabled Bomb Squad are not invincible.

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
19 Oct 2023, 16:15
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Interview

Matt Dawson: 'It’s about winning – people remember who lifts the trophy, few remember the journey'

England have their critics for a pedestrian style but the England World Cup winners says substance must come over style

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
21 Sep 2023, 13:13
FEATURE
Interview

Lewis Moody: 'This team is in a better place than we were in 2007.'

A veteran of three World Cups, the former Leicester Tigers and Bath backrow has some prescient thoughts on England's class of 2023…

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
07 Sep 2023, 11:37
FEATURE
Analysis

Can budding genius Finn Russell make the most of his career-defining Bath move?

Finn Russell's move to Bath could determine whether he fulfils his prodigious gifts and he has the support network to thrive

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
27 Jul 2023, 6:38
FEATURE
Interview

Why Eddie Jones has plundered the North to boost the Wallabies' World Cup campaign

The ex-England coach has cherry-picked the men he feels can lead Australia into the latter stages of the knockout phases

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
28 Jun 2023, 9:11
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Interview

Billy Twelvetrees: 'Ed started pre-season with us and and nine months on he’s really struggling. Jesus Christ.'

The former England and Lions centre, leaves Kingsholm a legend after over a decade's service, and in that time he has matured into…

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
07 Jun 2023, 12:06
FEATURE
Interview

Our friends in the North

It's vital rugby union has a foothold in the North of England, which makes Sale's first visit to Twickenham since 2006 pivotal

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
23 May 2023, 10:11
FEATURE
Interview

Dave Attwood: 'I’d given everything I possibly could have but it wasn’t enough'

The Bath, Bristol and Gloucester second-row has given an immense amount to the game and now he wants to give back

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
10 May 2023, 16:02
FEATURE
Interview

All hail Nick Abendanon, a rare talent overlooked by England but adored in France

The popular Bath and Clermont full-back will be fondly remembered for his courage and ability to quicken the pulse of the fans

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
03 May 2023, 10:24
FEATURE
Exclusive

Santiago Carreras: 'It could sound quite arrogant, but I want to be the best player in the world'

The Argentine playmaker has lit up the Premiership and could pose a huge threat to England's aspirations at the World Cup

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
18 Apr 2023, 1:15
FEATURE
Analysis

Bristol Bears and the White Knight

English rugby is riven with financial strife, relying on its benevolent owners to prop clubs up, and in Steve Lansdown, Bristol Be…

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
06 Apr 2023, 6:46
FEATURE
Opinion

Has Steve Borthwick settled on his World Cup No 9?

Jack van Poortvliet is in the box-seat for the England No 9 shirt but there are a smattering of quality options hellbent reclaimin…

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
07 Mar 2023, 12:34
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George Ford's timely return gives England options at No 10

The former Leicester Tiger was Steve Borthwick's on-field general and there will be a temptation to bring him back into the Test f…

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
07 Feb 2023, 8:33
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Interview

Dan Biggar takes French leave but Welsh ambitions burn brightly

The veteran Wales fly-half has adapted to his new surroundings in the South of France well but he still harbours ambitions on a Te…

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
20 Jan 2023, 3:29
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Interview

Alex Sanderson: 'I'd say we're pretty spiritual people'

The Sale Sharks head coach has been in the job nearly two years and has the club riding high in the Premiership with his unique ap…

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
30 Dec 2022, 4:00
FEATURE
Analysis

Back from the abyss, Bath's revival is gathering steam

Johan van Graan has quietly set about improving every facet of the West Country club and results are starting to come

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
02 Dec 2022, 6:35
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Interview

After a rebrand and rebuild, can Exeter Chiefs reach rugby's top table again?

After a decade of progress, Rob Baxter's men hit the wall, but behind-the-scenes, there has been work to rebuild the Devonian fort…

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
24 Nov 2022, 7:32
FEATURE
Analysis

Pumas in the Premiership have a licence to thrill

The Premiership is being flooded with talented and durable Argentines, and it is a much more colourful place for it

Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw
25 Oct 2022, 4:00
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