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A wartime hero

By DaveAitch
March 7 2018

I told the Major I would write something, but I didn’t really know what I would write. I did think of something on England rugby international players killed in the war. Then I thought, perhaps, a piece on England Internationals born outside the British Isles.  In the end I did neither, but I did both. Here is the story of Ernest Ian ‘Pip’ Parsons.... More >

View from the south stand: Sale 3 Saracens 13

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View from the south stand: A/W roundup

So, on to the second pair of Anglo-Welsh pool matches. Despite winning both of the first pair of games, Sale looked unlikely to progress owing to the somewhat arcane structure of t... More >

View from the south stand: ERCC roundup

OK, this is not a match report. I realised, when I first came to write it, that I actually couldn’t remember any details of the game, so riveting had it been. So, I decided t... More >

View from the south stand: Sale 30 Quins 29

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View from the south stand: Sale 32 Bath 9

‘Twas the day before (the day before) Christmas/ and all through the ground/ the supporters were buzzing/ as the ball flew around…... More >

View from the south stand: Sale 24 Cardiff 0

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View from the south stand: Sale 18 Saints 15

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View from the south stand: Sale 29 Saracens 22

The Anglo-Welsh cup is, by tradition or design, mostly used as a proving ground for young and/or fringe squad members. This game could be seen, then, as a comparison of the quality... More >

View from the south stand: Sale 6 Exeter 10

Following the European Challenge cup games, we had a one-week return to AP action before the Anglo-Welsh cup starts up. Reigning champions Exeter made the long journey up the Ms 5 ... More >

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