Kenny Logan: The first one I watched on television was the 1984 Grand Slam, when I was just 11. David Johnston and Euan Kennedy both scored tries as we won 18-6, but playing England was no big deal back then because we often won. The first Calcutta Cup I saw live was in 1990. The memory of David Sole walking out slowly has stayed with me all these years, but it’s not my main memory.
Leicester v Harlequins on Saturday is pretty much the biggest game of the season so far. That may seem a funny thing to say given that it is eighth versus ninth in the Aviva Premiership but the consequences of not winning are unthinkable for either club. The league table is starting to take shape now with Exeter and Saracens up front, Northampton, Worcester and London Irish at the bottom, and seven clubs scrambling for two play-off spots and four Champions Cup places in between.
And so it begins. It wouldn’t be an England v Wales game without at least one bout of mind games so it was good to see Eddie Jones duly get the ball rolling by calling out both Alun Wyn Jones and Rhys Patchell. According to Eddie, Patchell faces “enormous pressure”, a “massive step up” and the England head coach also questioned whether “he has the bottle to handle it”. In effect that is a self-fulfilling prophecy because if Patchell was not under the microscope before then he certainly is now.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".