The Healing Tree

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Twenty yards from the end of the pitch there stands the tree where I paid my respects. On the branches of this tree used to hang tied up shopping bags full of dressings, pins, bandages, eye pads and tape. In the cracks in its trunk there’d be a rusty pair of scissors, an old tobacco tin filled with waterproof plasters and that … Continue reading The Healing Tree

Sir Jonny

BY NICK PEARCE With two Heineken Cups, four Six Nations Championships, three Triple Crowns, a Grand Slam and a World Cup to his name, the man is an out and out winner. His ferocious tackling was courageous. His metronomic goal-kicking the result of many hours of practice – well after his teammates had returned home. Jonny Wilkinson was one of the greatest ever rugby players. … Continue reading Sir Jonny

For the Love of Sheep

BY HENRY LORD With Wales losing to the English at the Principality Stadium two weekends ago and the Kiwis desperately worried about both the rise of the English National Rugby team under Eddie Jones and the imminent British Lions tour to New Zealand (and the boss in hospital having yet another knee op), the brains trust here at Country Squire Magazine – empathetic as ever – decided … Continue reading For the Love of Sheep

2016 Autumn Rugby Internationals

BY NICK PEARCE The Autumn Rugby Internationals this year look tasty. For those of you who don’t know who’s playing who, here’s the schedule for you (I’ve marked England in blue – if you’re a heathen from another country then sorry, you’ll have to search through the list along with the Saffers and Aussies): Saturday 5th November 2016 Wales v Australia at Principality Stadium, Cardiff … Continue reading 2016 Autumn Rugby Internationals