From Rugby World reader, Larissa Falls

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Brian O’Driscoll… Voted player of the decade. Consensus so far is you’ll love the decision if you’re north of the equator, not so if you’re south- most of them preferring McCaw. For me, choice is spot on.

Lol’s ‘Rugby Tales’ Book… Hilarious and a must read! Some famous and infamous stories of the weird and witty- a great insight into the amateur day culture!

Rugby in 3D… Who wouldn’t want cauliflower ears up close and personal or 20 stone props charging at them!?

GAA… Fantastic gesture from the Gaelic Athletic Association for allowing the (potential) use of Croke Park for Heineken Cup games. It wasn’t so long ago rugby was unwelcome there!

French HC Qualifiers… Four teams in the quarter finals showing that ambitious/ positive rugby does win you matches.

Rugby Union Writers’ Club Awards… For presenting England captain Catherine Spencer with a Special Award. Excellent to see women’s rugby getting the recognition and plaudits it so richly deserves.


ARU… Prohibiting the Melbourne Rebel’s from signing any Super 14 player until after the competitions completion is anything but cool.

Cold snap… Any disruption to a fans rugby schedule isn’t warmly received!

Alex Goode’s Exclusion… How he was overlooked by the Saxons is bemusing. He’s one of brightest prospects and will be pivotal for England sooner rather than later.

NZRU… Cutting women’s provision games…in a world cup year… bad call. The Black Fern’s chances of success in September just went down and everyone else’s just went up.