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Podcast – Episode 42: No Sleep Till Bridgehaugh


In this special “mini” episode of the podcast Cammy speaks to Andy Brown from the Sports Integrity Initiative about the recent ban imposed on an amateur Scottish rugby player for recreational drug use. They discuss the UK Anti-Doping Agency’s approach to testing, how the World Anti-Doping Agency categorise different substances and the risks involved in taking supplements.

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4 Responses

  1. Townsend needs to cap Blade Thompson in the Autumn Internationals. The guy is a stand out at Scarlets over the last couple of games. Looks a genuine 8, good hands, big ball carrier and links well with the backs. He could be our missing link for the back row. If we cap him now and see what he’s like come 6N and WC time it would be a clever bit of business.

    1. He will be capped. When’s the training squad announced? England’s announced theirs. If you add Thompson and Hardie to Barclay, Watson, Wilson, Ashe (looking very good), Strauss (I still dream), Bradbury, Fagerson and Denton (as s**t as he is). With Brown and Turner able to deputise in the event of a plane crash wiping the rest out then we have excellent back row options.

      1. I agree, we have the back row which would be the envy of many. I just feel our options at 8 have been limited with natural 6s like Ryan Wilson or big ball carriers who don’t have the handling skills like Denton. Strauss hasn’t kicked on since leaving Glasgow. Thompson is much more of a complete package for an 8. Adam Ashe looks alright but has yet to really show some ‘great’ form.

  2. I’ve only seen clips of Thompson so far this term, but its enough. I’ll be disappointed if he isn’t in the AI squad.

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