Concussion is one the topics that I tweet about and have written about in the past, but when I went to look back at my old posts, not as often as I should have done. I think it's one of those topics, along with doping, that needs constant vigilance. There have been a number of stories... Continue Reading →
An insight to what coaches think, well not really but a good laugh
26th October 2016
I’m back in my hotel room, another press conference done. I find all that smiling exhausting. Managed to get in the clown reference though. Cheika will have loved that. Must text him later. Is there a clown emoji on my new iPhone?
Not many questions about Danny Cipriani, which is a good thing. And what with my new phone, it should be a while before he gets my new number. There’s a lot of messages from numbers I don’t recognise. One in french, which is either Guy Noves wanting me to see what he’s done, or Chris Ashton showing off. I think it might be the former. Crazy bastard.
I have a voicemail which is just really loud music and someone shouting. I think it’s Hask. He’s determined to do all the music for our prematch dressing room. Some of the backs won’t like it. I remember…
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