Cov v Moseley – Everybody Wants To Rule The World

  #COVMOS #CovRugby #BeThere pic.twitter.com/pdZlxhWab2 — Coventry Rugby (@CoventryRugby) September 8, 2017 Welcome to your life There’s no turning back… Nothing ever lasts forever Everybody wants to rule the world Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World Could Cov have chosen a better song to introduce the match day line-up for today’s…

Cov hoping for one Hull of a good performance…

Two years ago, almost to the day, Coventry was about to embark on its 2015/16 campaign with a home game against Wharfedale. It was a time of great optimism, with the club having finished a commendable third the season before, recruited strongly (so we were led to believe) and having had a very encouraging pre-season…

Cov resurgence attracts national coverage…Cliffie H

If you want to know ’bout the bishop and the actress If you want to know how to be a star If you want to know ’bout the stains on the mattress You can read it in the Sunday papers Sunday paper Sunday papers, don’t ask no questions Sunday papers, don’t get no lies Sunday…

Cov fans in La La-tu Land as Makaafi signs and three more retained.

It’s hard not to be excited about the arrival of Tongan born Latu Makaafi (or Maka’afi?) given his reputation as a hard-hitting, physical and uncompromising back row forward. Blessed with strong running and handling skills, he is also a player who is going to score tries and with 39 in 111 games for Doncaster in…

Two new signings… Schadenfreude? Guilty as charged.

So it’s Alex Grove and Jack Preece… Big signings, those. Rowland Winter said that he was looking for players to come in with experience, who will be cool under pressure and who will be able to finish games off. These first two certainly fit the bill. And here’s the thing…

Reasons to be cheerful – we’re polls apart!

Summer, Buddy Holly, the working folly Good golly, Miss Molly and boats Hammer-smith Palais, the Bolshoi Ballet Jump back in the alley and nanny goats 18 wheeler Scammels, Dominica camels All other mammals plus equal votes Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Reasons to be Cheerful If the results are anything to go by, there…

London Welsh…avoiding Schadenfreude…what it might all mean for Cov…Esher

So crisis-torn London Welsh now  ‘cease to exist as a professional club’ and have been denied permission to play in the Championship forthwith… Clearly yesterday’s news that the RFU has refused to extend the temporary licence that they granted Welsh just before Christmas will be of considerable interest to Coventry and, indeed, to several other clubs who…

Coventry’s Most Valuable Player and ‘Man of the Match’ v Moseley

By way of a bit of light relief over the Christmas period last year, I asked readers of the blog to vote for the player they felt was currently Coventry’s ‘Most Valuable Player’, the club’s MVP. With little else happening over the festive break, it was a talking point on the blog, if nowhere else. After a…

Le Roux fires the first shots and Craig Newby

Please release me, let me go For I don’t love you anymore To waste our lives would be a sin Release me and let me love again Engelbert Humperdinck – Release Me   Birmingham Moseley’s Jacques Le Roux… …no, wait a minute, that doesn’t sound right. Ex-Coventry No 8, Jacques Le Roux… …there, that’s better……

Fantasy team poll – results

As promised, today’s post details the results of the recent poll designed to be a light-hearted look at what the strongest side taken from the combined squads over the last two years might look like, as selected by readers of this blog. In all, just shy of 200 readers took part which made it the most…

Freddie Tuilagi, Sam Pailor and updates from the Hull game…

One player to have gone under the radar this week, in stark contrast to the week before, is Leicester DR loanee Freddie Tuilagi. The announcement of his arrival took everyone by surprise and it became something of a subplot in the narrative building up to the Plymouth game last weekend. This was to be an…

Why the unbeaten run now and despicable Cov, too

I imagine the question that most Cov supporters will be asking themselves is why on earth it took Coventry until mid-March to exhibit the kind of consistent form that we all knew they were capable of producing? Yes, prior to then there had been odd games where you thought maybe, just maybe, there was a faint spark of…