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Graham Simmons Graham is now a rugby coach but for 25 years he was Sky Sports’ rugby union reporter, working on Lions’ Tours, England Internationals at home and abroad, the Heineken Cup, the Top 14, the Premiership and the Pro 14. He also spent a decade broadcasting for Sky from Ryder Cups, US Opens and USPGAs.

OPINION
Graham Simmons

Time gentlemen, please

The Wallabies are incandescent about Mathieu Raynal's refereeing of the Bledisloe's dying moments, in a denouement that has divide…

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How the forward pass has tied rugby up in knots

Rugby needs its continuity but if a ball is clearly caught ahead of the point it was passed can we not turn a blind eye amidst rug…

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Sledging, shithousery and smack

In the summer Tests there was niggle which saw protagonists like Jonny Hill and Darcy Swain reprimanded, while Sam Cane and Peter …

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Freddie and the Dreamers

Leicester Tigers completed their comeback to the top table of English rugby with a most unlikely of heroes as Saracens' bruisers w…

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The Road To Perdition

While the first European penalty shoot out in 13 years played out to engrossed fans, many were left wondering if there's not a bet…

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To Europe with love

The Champions Cup quarter-finals are upon us and history tells us that the fans are in for an intoxicating mix of nail biting dram…

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Acts of Succession

The RFU's muddled messaging over the successor to Eddie Jones is nothing new after a litany of curious coaching appointments

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France light up the Six Nations leaving England to search for answers

The 2022 Six Nations left France rejuvenated, Italy in dreamland and Ireland sensing firm progress, however on the flip side, Engl…

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Maul things considered

Graham Simmons on why the catch-and-drive, rolling maul has become “rugby’s answer to marital sex”

INTERVIEW
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The life of a head coach: Bossing it

The job of a head coach is all-consuming, so Dai Young, Lee Blackett, Danny Wilson and Dan McFarland lift the lid on what their jo…

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The elephant in the room

Stephen Ferris, Scott Quinnell, David Flatman and Matt Garvey lift the lid on the idiosynchrasies of room sharing with very large …

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End of the road for Warren Gatland

The Lions head coach has been a huge figure in the fabled touring party’s history but it is time to look ahead for 2025

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Law and disorder

Three top coaches talk about the psychology and the pitfalls of the penalty count

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Dai against Goliath

It's all to play for as Graham Simmons previews the weekend's Six Nations clashes

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Change your tune

It's time to ditch God Save the Queen but what should England rugby's new anthem be?

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Lost for words

A painful inquest will be underway for a side who woefully underperformed against Scotland

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Last orders

The truncated Six Nations came to a close on 'Super Saturday' leaving armchair fans just about sated

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Rugby's next frontier

While physical skills were once the focus, mental skills are the future of professional improvement.

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The privilege of error

Their error count is negligible, so isn’t it time we cut referees some slack?

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