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Six Nations Opening Weekend

12 months ago / 0 comments

The first round of the Six Nations saw some surprising score lines as well as some of the usual suspects Italy vs England (15-46)  England looked very comfortable against Italy, which most people expected. Anthony Watson was Man of the Match, scoring two tries, but the biggest performance for England … Read More

Leeds student avocado artwork finds royal buyer

2 years ago / 0 comments

A Leeds University student was left stunned when her painting was purchased by none other than the Duchess of Cornwall. The surprise purchase came after both the Duchess and the Prince of Wales visited the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull amid the City of Culture 2017 celebrations. Helen Brayshaw’s painting, … Read More

A Neighbouring Affair – A Welshman's Perspective

3 years ago / 0 comments

With the draw for the group stages of the European 2016 Championships having taken place last Friday, debut Gryphon writer and Welshman James Felton reviews what prospects his national team have against neighbouring opponents Englandand progressing past their group…  AFTER a frustrating 58-year wait which has seen numerous heartbreaks along the … Read More

The Rugby World Cup Weekly Review

3 years ago / 0 comments

Group A Wales 23 – 13 Fiji A tired-looking Wales were run close by the Pacific islanders, who at one point in the second half looked like they could take the lead. However, the reliable boot of Dan Biggar steered them to safety and through to the quarter-finals. England 13 … Read More

England’s World Cup future uncertain

3 years ago / 0 comments

FOLLOWING England’s crushing defeat to Wales on Saturday 26th September, the host nation’s World Cup fate is far less certain than it once seemed. The country appears to be furiously divided between those who believe England can still do it and those who are already wishing them better luck next … Read More

Six Nations Review: England and Ireland pull ahead of the rest

4 years ago / 0 comments

This round of matches delivered the same results as the respective fixtures last year, yet the final day drama of last year was not quite matched in this years second round. Predictably after all the attention on the matter, the weekend began with another incident of concussion, after Mike brown … Read More

Stage set for Six Nations spectacle

4 years ago / 0 comments

There are few arenas more intimidating or spectacular than Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium on a wintery Friday night, but such a colosseum of noise, passion and hostility is what awaits an injury-stricken England in the 2015 Six Nations opener. Stuart Lancasters men return to the scene of their greatest humiliation in … Read More

Sport | Six Nations – Triple crown in sight for England

5 years ago / 0 comments

One of the most exciting Six Nations for many years enters its fourth and penultimate round this week, with Ireland hosting Italy at the Aviva Stadium as they attempt to rekindle their championship hopes, Scotland hosting France at Murrayfield as they push for back to back wins and England facing Wales as they … Read More

Sport | Sighs of relief for England following Euro 2016 draw

5 years ago / 0 comments

There weren’t quite tears of joy, but Roy Hodgson must surely know that his England side have to do something very wrong if they aren’t to qualify for the 2016 European Championships in France. Sitting sixth in the Fifa world rankings, Switzerland pose the only real threat, while Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania and … Read More

Sport – Six Nations – Home nations flourish as England set up triple crown showdown

5 years ago / 0 comments

England – Ireland England put in an industrious performance to end Irish hopes of a grand slam with 13-10 defeat of Ireland. England’s victory also opens this years competition wide open in what was also Brian O’driscoll’s 139th no scoring threat until an Owen Farrell penalty in the 24 minute. he second half however … Read More