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John Griffiths is a widely respected rugby historian and is the author of several sports books, including The Book of English International Rugby, The Book of International Rugby Records, British Lions, The Five Nations Championship, Rugby's Strangest Matches and Rugby's Greatest Characters. He was a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph for 19 years and is co-author of the IRB International Rugby Yearbook. He has also provided insight for Scrum.com since 1999.
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May 15, 2014:  "The French press depicted the Americans as "street-fighters and saloon brawlers." John Griffiths looks back at rugby's final, controversial Olympics
A hundred years ago ...
Feb 4, 2014:  A century since the outbreak of the Great War, John Griffiths looks back at the final championship in 1914 before Europe was torn apart
Autumn Internationals
Nov 1, 2013:  "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness if you are a poet. Season of defeats and disappointment if you're a British/Irish rugby supporter." John Griffiths writes
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Aug 28, 2013:  The latest edition of Ask John looks at Ireland's first Wallace brothers, Mike Weston's career, a multi-talented South African and a special game between Wales and France
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Aug 25, 2013:  Who was the South African who scored winning cricket runs and rugby points against Australia in the same year?
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Aug 14, 2013:  How much bigger are today's players than those of fifty or so years ago? Ask John answers this question alongside others on the Haka and a forgotten Scotland tour
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Aug 1, 2013:  How much bigger are today's players than those of fifty or so years ago? Ask John answers this question alongside others on the Haka and a forgotten Scotland tour
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Jul 17, 2013:  Who played the most minutes on the Lions' recent tour? And who was the last Scot to start a Lions Test? Ask John answers these queries and more
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Jul 4, 2013:  What do those numbers on the Lions' shirts mean? And have the Lions ever won a decier? In the latest edition of Ask John, John Griffiths answers these questions and more
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Jun 20, 2013:  In the latest edition of Ask John, John Griffiths answers queries about Barbarians socks, bi-lingual referees and Lions who weren't Lions
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Jun 5, 2013:  In the latest edition of Ask John, John Griffiths answers queries about Jonny Wilkinson's record at HQ for club and country and the Lions v Barbarians clash in 1977
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May 22, 2013:  Ask John answers questions on the Leopards' tour to Italy in 1974, brotherly Test sides, Pat McGrath, England's games against the Barbarians and Jacques Brunel
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May 8, 2013:  Ask John answers questions about the Lions with brothers, Welsh representation, young skippers and players who have turned out for and against the tourists featuring
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Apr 24, 2013:  In the latest edition of Ask John, John Griffiths answers some queries about the British & Irish Lions, tours to New Zealand, the Magee brothers and 'Mother' Elliot
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Apr 10, 2013:  In the latest edition of Ask John, John Griffiths answers some queries about stars of both forms of the game, free-scoring back lines and Hugo Porta against the Lions
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Mar 27, 2013:  In the latest edition of Ask John, John Griffiths answers some queries about Grand Slam deciders, the Hong Kong Sevens, IRB members and the Premiership salary cap
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Mar 14, 2013:  In the latest edition of Ask John, John Griffiths answers some International Championship-themed queries to coincide with the culmination of this year's Six Nations
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Feb 27, 2013:  In the latest edition of Ask John, John Griffiths looks at French tinkering, mascots, southern hemisphere influence in the Six Nations and coaches' winning percentages
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Feb 13, 2013:  In the latest edition of Ask John, John Griffiths looks at France's recent Six Nations woe, try-less Six Nations encounters and the influence of Brian O'Driscoll
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Jan 30, 2013:  In the latest edition of Ask John, John Griffiths looks at bonus points in the Six Nations, Sunday rugby in Wales, international emblems and some Heineken Cup queries
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