"The World's Only Literate Prop Forward"

These are rugby articles by Ian Peter Diddams of Devizes RFC, Devizes, UK. I stumbled into this fellow (virtually speaking, that is) on an over-40 Old Boys' website. With Didds' permission I have reproduced his articles here. Warning! When I write I normally avoid using four letter words and sexual content, but Didds does not. (He is a prop, after all.) If you're offended, well, I told you so.

Playing Prop: A Prop's Guide

Scrum-Half, a Guide

A Guide to Playing Open Side Flanker

Playing Wing: A Guide

A Rugby Christmas Carol. (I can't pretend to understand all the national implications in this clever piece, but if you're Welsh or English my guess is you'll find it interesting! Not quite novel length, but not short.)

What rugby means to me


The 1997 British Lions vs. South Africa match (preview and postview)

The British Lions in South Africa

European Rugby

Didds and Baseball

Didds Presents: Gail Foster of Devizes, U.K. wonders What's the crack with Rugby?

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