Dave Nicoll

11 Great Perks Of Being A Scrum Half

We find 11 reasons why it’s ‘great’ being a scrum half… 1.Finding a shirt that fits is never likely to be a problem 2.You can squeeze through the smallest of gaps with ease 3.If you make a big hit you will get considerable more praise than any other player on the pitch 4.You’ll never ever be asked to play in …

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Should This Be Ireland’s Starting XV For Their Six Nations Opener?

We select our Ireland starting XV for next weeks Six Nations opener against Italy in Rome… 15.Rob Kearney At the moment it’s hard to imagine anyone other than Kearney starting at full back for Ireland barring any major injuries. 14.Tommy Bowe Much like with Kearney, Bowe looks a sure bet for a spot on the wing such is his try …

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Our Six Nations Combined XV With A Twist

We’ve selected a Six Nations XV that has at least two players from every side in the tournament included to see what it might look like. The rules are quite simple, you have to select a minimum of two players from each side, and a maximum of three. To make it a little bit more interesting of the two players …

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6 Reasons Why Wales Will Win This Years Six Nations

We think the 2015 Six Nations could be a great one for Welsh fans as their in-form side will look to capitalise on the misfortune of others… For more tips head over to SBAT. 1.Consistency In Selection Whilst other sides have floundered in their selection policy over the last year or two, Wales coach Warren Gatland has remained relatively steadfast. …

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Is It Time For Rugby To Introduce A Proper Transfer Market?

Currently there seems to be a huge trend in rugby of players moving from Super Rugby to either Europe or Japan without many going the other way. This trend has become particularly apparent of late with a number of high profile players such as Dan Carter, Ma’a Nonu and Adam Ashley-Cooper amongst others having already agreed to a post-World Cup …

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Find Out How Rugby Is Making Its Mark On The Super Bowl

Defending Super Bowl Champions the Seattle Seahawks have rugby to thank, at least in part, for their recent success in the NFL. Their coach Pete Carroll has been stressing a mantra of “tackle like a rugby player” over the last few years, and has put even more emphasis on the philosophy ahead of their Super Bowl showdown with the New …

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Owen Farrell Ruled Out Of Entire Six Nations

England fly-half Owen Farrell has been ruled out of the entire Six Nations after the England camp confirmed he has contracted a “high-grade medial ligament strain”. Farrell picked up the injury during Saracens defeat to Clermont this weekend and will now sit out the entire championship. The news comes on the back of a string of other injuries as pressure mounts …

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