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Rugby Championship Fixtures Confirmed

Just when you thought the British & Irish Lions Tour of Australia was the highlight of the rugby calendar, only six weeks later and the Rugby Championship kicks-off across the southern hemisphere. With World Champions New Zealand lining up against Australia, South Africa and Argentina, the fixtures … Continue reading

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Sevens Round-Up

It’s been a busy couple of weeks on the Sevens scene as over the past two weekends both New Zealand and USA have staged events as part of the Sevens World Series. Now over half-way through the competition, it’s time to look back on the latest action … Continue reading

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Third Time Lucky for New Zealand – Round Three of the HSBC Sevens World Series

Going into the South Africa leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series, a number of nations are already showing plenty of promise and aiming to relinquish New Zealand of their title. As defending champions and winners of last years Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa Sevens in Port … Continue reading

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Drama in Dubai – Round Two of the HSBC Sevens World Series

With all the action of the autumn rugby union tests across the northern hemisphere taking centre stage last weekend, round two of the HSBC Sevens World Series went rather unnoticed but as usual was packed full of drama and non-stop action to entertain fans of the small-sided game. The … Continue reading

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Draw for the 2015 Rugby World Cup

The wait is over and the top rugby nations can now begin preparing knowing who they will face in their group matches at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. With England staging the tournament for the first time since 1991, the pressure will clearly be on the hosts to … Continue reading

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SBW heading back to rugby league via Japan

It was announced earlier this week that Sonny Bill Williams’ four year stay in rugby union is coming to an end. The 17 cap All Black will complete the season with his current club, the Chiefs in the Super XV, before moving to Ōta city to play … Continue reading

Wilkinson Signs for Toulon, while Collins leaves For Ospreys

Jonny Wilkinson last night ended his 12-year stay at Newcastle in favour of a two-season deal with Toulon, the French Top 14 club financed by spectacularly wealthy businessman Mourad Boudjellal. Wilkinson, still recovering from a knee dislocation suffered last September, will earn around £750,000 a year playing … Continue reading

My First Rugby Match by a Twickenham Virgin

As a keen football fan for the last 30 years, I was persuaded by my egg catching friends that I HAD to step over to the dark side and come to Twickenham, the Home of Rugby.  Having NEVER seen a game of Rugby in my life I … Continue reading

Rugby Match Report – England vs New Zealand – Saturday 29th November 2008

England could not prevent New Zealand winning the newly-inaugurated Hillary Shield and completing their third Northern Hemisphere Grand Slam in 30 years at Twickenham Stadium. The scoreline did not reflect just how hard England pushed the All Blacks, but poor discipline at critical stages and missed opportunities … Continue reading