When halibuts get in the way of a good game…

You make one small mistake… Okay, maybe more than just the one, but even so… A game defined by the presence of the odd Hippoglossus or two is one that tends to be remembered for the wrong reasons. Cam seeing a lot of the halibut Cov defence strong as we win the pen — Tim…

Cov pass the Cambridge test…

Coventry have 8 games of rugby left to play this season. Just 640 minutes. With effectively a 16 point lead over nearest challengers, Darlington Mowden Park. Yet again, not only did Cov do everything that was asked of them, results elsewhere went our way with Plymouth doing what we all hoped they would and beating…

The devil in disguise…?

You fooled me with your kisses You cheated and you schemed Heaven knows how you lied to me You’re not the way you seemed You look like an angel Walk like an angel Talk like an angel But I got wise You’re the devil in disguise Elvis Presley – You’re the devil in disguise Over…

My Napoleon complex – just a bit of small talk really

I’m probably out on my own here, but there is part of me that has in the recent past, and by recent I mean the last seven or eight years, been prone to occasional bouts of haughtiness, even condescension, when it comes to judging Cov against some of the opposition we’ve faced in National One….

Sexy rugby vs a good old scrap for the ball…

If asked to choose just one passage of play from any Cov game this season that sticks in the mind above all others, which would you go for? I’m not referring to one that led to a try necessarily, although that that could certainly be the end result. No, just a moment in a game…

Man of the Match result v OAs…Cov Squad 2018/19…Jack Preece

The results of the Man of the Match award for Saturday’s game are interesting in that all the top three places went to the back row: Brett Daynes – 28% Olly Povoas – 22% Latu Makaafi – 18% On the morning of the game I did write that: Brett Daynes, alongside Olly Povoas and Latu…

A case of re-signed or resigned…?

In doing a bit of background reading on the players who featured in the MVP over the last week, a common trait amongst most is the overwhelming desire to play Championship rugby. For some it would be a return, for other’s their first experience of rugby at the next level up. Not so, of course,…

It’s the twelfth day of Christmas, so the winner of the MVP is…

The Twelfth Day of Christmas and the final day of the ‘Coventry’s Most Valuable Player’ poll results. Today the winner who is  finally revealed. And the most valuable Coventry player, according to readers of this blog, is: Drumroll please, Animal (in the absence of 12 drummers drumming)…      JACK PREECE       Well…

On the 1st Day of Christmas the Cov MVP you voted for is…

Twelfth place in this season’s Coventry Rugby Club’s  Most Valuable Player 2017 poll goes to: Anthony Matoto. Had Matoto remained out on the wing, which was the position he started off in when he arrived here in August, I’m not altogether sure he would have made the top 12. Conversely though, had he been playing…

Ice-cold Winter proves too hot for Ampthill

63-14. It was a scoreline to warm the hearts of every Coventry supporter fortunate to be at the BPA yesterday afternoon. Cov dominated every area of the game and come 4.45,  Ampthill hadn’t just been beaten, they’d been dismantled, piece by ineffectual piece. Harsh if you’re an Ampthill supporter, but I’m just saying it as…