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IRB Player of the Year 2014 nominees announced

The shortlist has been announced and now the debate begins; who should be crowned the IRB Player of the Year 2014? Julian Savea, Willie le Roux, Jonathan Sexton, Brodie Retallick and Duane Vermeulen are up for the award & it is hard to choose a clear front runner … Continue reading

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Wasps on the move

The writing has been on the wall a while and it has now been confirmed that Wasps are relocating to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Earlier this year the club announced that they would be dropping the “London” prefix of the name and returning to Wasps for … Continue reading

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Lovell Rugby Interview Queensland Reds and Australia Second Row Rob Simmons (In association with SKINS)

Ahead of the kick-off the the 2014 Rugby Championship, we were given the opportunity to fire some questions at Australia’s Rob Simmons. The Wallabies welcome the All Blacks to the ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday morning. Simmons is only 25 but already has 40 international caps to … Continue reading

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Standing out at the weekend

There was shock exit at the Women’s Rugby World Cup over the weekend as New Zealand exited the competition. A defeat to Ireland a few days earlier meant that they had to win and hope other results went their way in the final round of Pool matches. … Continue reading

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Lovell Rugby Interviews Munster and Ireland Second Row Paul O’Connell (In association with adidas)

To mark the launch of the new Munster alternate shirt from adidas, we were given the opportunity to chat to their captain Paul O’Connell about all things rugby. O’Connell is Munster through and through and has made over 150 appearances for the province. He has picked up two … Continue reading

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Standing out at the weekend

The Waratahs and the Crusaders will compete in the 2014 Super Rugby final next weekend after both comfortably defeated their Semi-final opponents. The ANZ Stadium in Sydney will play host to the game and it could be a historic day for the ‘Tahs as they look to win … Continue reading

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Lovell Rugby Interviews Racing Metro and Ireland Fly-Half Johnny Sexton (In association with adidas)

It has been 12 months of ups and downs for Irish fly-half Johnny Sexton. In late May last year he won the RaboDirect Pro 12 final in his last match for former team Leinster and this was followed by a Series win with the British & Irish … Continue reading

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Lovell Rugby’s Aviva Premiership Final Preview

Twickenham plays host to the Aviva Premiership Final on Saturday and both teams will feel like they have something to prove. Saracens will be looking to make amends for last weekends defeat to Toulon in the Heineken Cup Final whilst Northampton Saints will want to go one … Continue reading

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Lovell Rugby’s Heineken Cup Final Preview

The final of the 2013/14 Heineken Cup comes to Cardiff this Saturday, with Mourad Boudjellal’s galácticos from Toulon taking on free-scoring Saracens. Both teams are filled with experienced internationals but it will be two former England captains taking centre stage. Jonny Wilkinson and Steve Borthwick will be in … Continue reading

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Lovell Rugby’s Top 5 Wilkinson Moments

After announcing his plan to retire at the end of the season, we thought it would be fitting to pick out some of our favourite moments of Jonny Wilkinson’s fantastic career. In his time in England with the Newcastle Falcons he helped them to their first, and … Continue reading