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Saturday, March 17, 2012

England make history... but fail to impress BBC Sport website

Seventh successive title, six Grand Slam in seven years, and the first team to ever win a Six Nations without conceding a try. By any stretch of the imagination England's 2012 Six Nations campaign has been pretty impressive.

But not impressive enough for the editors of the BBC Sport's rugby union website. Take a look - as things stand there is nothing at all. Not a word, not a photograph. Nothing whatsoever.

Coverage of the England women's challenge for the Six Nations has been pretty good on TV this year - up to this week there has been plenty of mentions and highlights, especially when John Inverdale has been involved.

But clearly the amount of room on the web available is much more constrained and limited than time on TV, and given with a choice of covering a truly remarkable and unique news story happening today, or a detailed review of games that happened 22 years ago well its pretty obvious where the BBC web site should concentrate its efforts...
  • A news report in England's triumph did eventually appear on the BBC Sport Website... the following day, some 18 hours or so after the game finished. No reports from any games involving any other the UK's other teams have appeared (that I can find). Comprehensive reports on all the men's internationals appeared within minutes of the end of each game. 

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