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Who is final member of Mourad Boudjellal’s “Fantastic Four”?

We expect signing the likes of Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Thing & Human Torch are beyond Toulon’s wage budget, however owner Mourad Boudjellal has made us all aware in the past of his intentions to sign rugby’s “Fantastic Four”. All Black Ma’a Nonu is already a confirmed arrival … Continue reading

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Successful 7s Stars

It was announced earlier this week that England Sevens star Jeff Williams will be quitting the shortened version of the game & heading to Bath to pursue a career in the 15-a-side format. Williams has featured in 20 tournaments in the Sevens World Series, scoring 36 tries … Continue reading

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Try Time in the Aviva Premiership

As Tom Varndell crossed for his 85th Premiership try on Sunday afternoon, it also completed his fourth career hat-trick in English rugby’s top flight. The Wasps flyer has 10 tries in the Aviva Premiership this season & sits joint 3rd with Sale Sharks Tom Arscott & London … Continue reading

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Where next for Sam Tomkins?

It was announced on Wednesday morning that the New Zealand Warriors had agreed to release Sam Tomkins from his contract a year early and instantly talk turned to where next for the England international. He’s shown us over the years the vast amount of quality that he … Continue reading

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Which Rugby matches have had the biggest attendances?

Wembley played host to Saracens and Harlequins at the weekend & for the third time in four seasons, the attendance record for an English Premiership match was broken. 84,068 fans packed into the stadium on Saturday afternoon to see Sarries outscore Quins 5 tries to 1 in … Continue reading

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Rugby Leavers Over the Years

After hearing the news of referee Steve Walsh hanging up his whistle last week, we decided to dig through the internet and find some other rugby personalities from both codes to have left the game early. Walsh was due to be the man in the middle for … Continue reading

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Lovell Rugby’s 6 Nations Player of the Tournament 2015

With so many brilliant individual performances over the course of the 6 Nations, choosing a player that stood out above the rest was a tough ask. We’ve gone for a player that was head and shoulders, quite literally, above the rest in our eyes. Standing at a mere 6 … Continue reading

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The Rugby World Cup Race Is On

When Ireland disrupted a Welsh scrum in the 12th minute on Saturday afternoon, the long-term damage caused could be pivotal to Wales’ Rugby World Cup ambitions. Prop Samson Lee was left with a ruptured Achilles tendon and now faces a race to be fit for the grand … Continue reading

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Rugby’s Strangest Injuries

After hearing that Martin Castrogiovanni will miss Italy’s 6 Nations clash with Scotland this weekend due to being bitten on the nose by a dog, we thought we would try and find some other awkward injury stories from the past. From tripping over wires to taking a … Continue reading

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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