The Sunday Telegraph’s rugby correspondent, Paul Ackford, was presented with a Harlequins shirt at half-time as the club recognised his retirement from the paper after 20 years. Ackford said: “It was fitting that I ended my writing career at the same place as my playing career.”
And I can remember when he first joined the paper too. I can even remember thinking, after the first few columns, blimey, this copper/ex-international can write, can’t he?
Tempus fugit etc.