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Ben Ryan to Leave England Sevens Role

England Sevens Head Coach, Ben Ryan, today announced he would be stepping down after six years in charge of the national team. Still young in terms of coaching, the 41 year old led England to third overall in the HSBC Sevens World Series on three occasions in … Continue reading

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New Faces in England Elite Squad

What a summer it has been for international rugby and off the back of the triumphant British & Irish Lions tour of Australia, England players are now returning for duty ahead of the autumn internationals in November. The Aviva Premiership may not start for another month but … Continue reading

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Lovell Rugby Interview Ospreys, Wales and British & Irish Lions Hooker Richard Hibbard (In assocation with X Blades)

Most players say that being part of a British & Irish Lions squad is the highlight of their playing career so what it must feel like to be part of a tour winning squad is above us. Welsh hooker Richard Hibbard can now say that he knows … Continue reading

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Australia Team Announced for Third Test

Australia have recalled veteran flanker George Smith to their side, to face the British & Irish Lions in the deciding third Test this Saturday.¬† Having made his last Test appearance for the Wallabies in 2009 and then retired from international rugby the following year, the 32 year … Continue reading

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British & Irish Lions Team Announced for Third Test

Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones will captain the British & Irish Lions against Australia this Saturday after Brian O’Driscoll was sensationally left out of the squad. One of ten Welshmen in the side, Jones comes as a surprise selection to lead the side as it was highly … Continue reading

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2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens Preview

Whilst all rugby eyes have justifiably¬†been on the British & Irish Lions Tour of Australia, it should be remembered that the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens is only three days away and sure to provide plenty of thrills and spills for fans of the fast-paced game. Taking … Continue reading

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England Crowned World Junior Champions

Yesterday saw England crowned World Junior Champions by defeating Wales 23-15, fighting back from a 12 point deficit to defeat their Northern Hemisphere rivals in a pulsating encounter in France. Having already dispatched of overwhelming pre-tournament¬†favourites New Zealand in the semi-finals, the England team were looking to … Continue reading

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British & Irish Lions and Australia Teams Announced

This morning saw the head coaches of the British & Irish Lions and Australia name their starting line-ups for the highly anticipated first Test taking place this Saturday in Brisbane. After months of speculation off the field, the talking is now over and every player will know … Continue reading

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Heineken Cup Draw

Barely two weeks have passed since Toulon were crowned the 2013 Heineken Cup Winners and yet today saw the draw for next seasons competition take place in Dublin. All eyes were on who the European Champions would be paired up with and next season Jonny Wilkinson’s side … Continue reading

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England Rugby Sevens Round-Up

New Zealand may have already been crowned Sevens World Series Champions the previous weekend but there was still plenty to play for as Rugby HQ staged the final round of this years tournament. Going into the competition and there was the honour of finishing runners-up to fight … Continue reading