Mark Reason The voice of reason
About Mark Reason
Mark Reason has been a sports journalist for over 25 years. He currently works for Fairfax Media and will also be part of the Telegraph’s World Cup team and a regular panellist on Radio New Zealand during the World Cup.
He has covered every Rugby World Cup since 1991, the 2000 and 2008 Olympics, over 40 golf major championships, the FA Cup final, the Epsom Derby and a lot of other stuff he can’t remember. Mark emigrated to New Zealand in 2010 having spent over 20 years covering sport for the Telegraph and Sunday Times in Britain.
Mark Reason's latest articles
The All Blacks’ have developed kicking skills throughout their backline which allow them to exploit any space or mismatch. Mark Reason discusses how Rugby League’s influence is setting the standard the ABs are following faster than any other union side.
6 days ago 2 comments
A curious incident at the end of the Ireland v New Zealand match saw Aaron Cruden get two goes at his final kick. Was Nigel Owens’ involvement in this incident a decisive factor in determining the outcome of this match?
14 days ago 9 comments
The All Blacks trust each other implicitly, while the English showed that they still lack that instinct. Mark Reason writes that this was one of the key factors which determined the outcome on Saturday at Twickenham.
20 days ago 4 comments
TM Oh dear
The TMO is becoming increasing more influential in deciding the outcome of matches. Mark Reason asks whether all this referral is entirely necessary.
27 days ago 13 comments
6 talking points from England's win over The Wallabies
England ran out 20-13 winners over Australia in a match that was low on quality but high on talking points.
about 1 month ago 13 comments
England v Australia - not just another test match
Since 2003 England have enjoyed near total dominance over the Aussies in more than just rugby union. Is the era of English dominace over Australia about to face a serious challenge?
about 1 month ago 3 comments
Fed up with All the Spin
The spin pass can be deadly effective in the right situation. Choosing when to execute it and when not to is a skill northern hemisphere sides seem to neglect.
about 1 month ago 4 comments
Handling under pressure sets All Blacks apart
The All Blacks’ ability to execute accurate passing under the constraints of time and space is what makes them the best side in the world
2 months ago 7 comments
What do we want from our number 7?
Richie McCaw embodies what is considered to be today’s ‘perfect 7’. But with ever changing laws and increasing physical demands, what does the perfect 7 of tomorrow look like?
2 months ago 7 comments