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David Flatman Former England prop David Flatman started out at Saracens before going on to play more than 200 club games at Bath where he was a much-loved stalwart at The Rec. Since retiring in 2012, ‘Flats’ has built up a successful media career, appearing as a presenter on Channel 5, BT Sport and ITV Sport. He is one-half of the ‘Flats & Shanks’ podcast with his old Sarries team-mate, Tom Shanklin.

David Flatman

Leaving the party

Every giant wilts eventually, but what happens when a player begins the inexorable slide towards retirement?

David Flatman

C'mon feel the noise

The return of fans in their thousands will stir the emotions of players in myriad ways

David Flatman

Does the Lions need to change to ensure its future?

The 2021 Lions tour of South Africa has been a lame affair with limited opposition, so is it time to mix it up for Australia in 20…

David Flatman

The social war

David Flatman explains his love-hate relationship with social media

David Flatman

Loyalty in question

Clubs need to make player welfare a priority, not an afterthought

David Flatman

Under pressure

Every top-level player feels the heat but some can handle it better than others

David Flatman

The hard line

Talent only takes you so far, you need selflessness and a team-ethic to become a true great

David Flatman

Lose the habit

Wales face a test of strength - both physical and mental - against England

David Flatman

Selection battles

The wait for the call from your coach to inform you if you're in or out is agonising