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Simon Evans

Simon Evans
A former business journalist, Simon is an avid rugby follower, professional Welshman (exiled in London) who enjoys cycling, football (you can like the round ball too!) and politics.

Eight Things We Learned From A Dire Wales Performance

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 05: Rob Howley, the Wales head coach looks on during the International match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

That Wales’ players celebrated wildly after Sam Davies put over an 80th minute drop goal to beat Japan said it all. Minutes later the realisation that they had scarcely deserved to beat a Japan side that leaked 54 points against Argentina two weeks before, was etched upon the Welsh players’ faces. Wales have hit rock bottom. Sam Warburton’s cliche ridden …

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Five Reasons England Will Not Win The Rugby World Cup

The London-based media have showered their respective audiences with the reasons as to why England will win the Rugby World Cup. In an effort to give a little bit of much-needed balance, Simon Evans provides us with five reasons why England will most certainly fail to taste success in the coming weeks. 1. Failure To Win Anything Since 2011 Despite the headlines and …

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Wales: Now The Real Warren Gatland Mind Games Begin

Warren Gatland recently showed how he likes to throw the odd verbal hand grenade or two at opponents of his Welsh team. After the events that unfolded on Saturday evening at the Millennium Stadium, Gatland will have to put his mind powers to work on his own team, which is left reeling following horrific injuries to key figures in the …

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Five Things We Learned As England Showed Character, But Little Else

In the cold light of day Stuart Lancaster and his management team will have little to cheer about following last night’s systematic dismantling by a resurgent French. Sure, a converted try would have incredibly secured the English a win, and Danny Cipriani played his way into the English 31, but the game was dead after 60 minutes and the French …

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