Dave Nicoll

Could Harlequins Win The Premiership With This XV Next Season?

Next season looks like it could be a huge one for Harlequins as they look to bolster a squad that has hugely under-performed so far this year, here’s there potential starting XV… *This side is based on Harlequins current squad, confirmed signings and strong rumours 15. Mike Brown The England full back is still one of the very best around …

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Rugby’s Monsters XV – Would This Be The Biggest Team Ever?

We take a look at the biggest players from the World’s top leagues and put together a team based on the biggest most powerful players in rugby… 15. Josh Matavesi 6’1″ 112kg The Ospreys utility back is capable of slotting in across the back line for both club and country (Fiji). 14. Giovanbattista Venditti 6’2″ 111kg The Italian winger has brought …

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The Top 10 Best European Players Right Now

With the 2015 Six Nations over and done with, we take a look at the stand-out players in Europe ahead of the World Cup… 10.Sergio Parisse Parisse was a stand-out once again during the Six Nations despite a series of lacklustre performances from Italy. Not only is he a supremely talented rugby player, he is also an inspirational leader. 9.George …

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13 Things Rugby Players Say Vs What They Actually Mean

We take a look at some of the things you’ll regularly find rugby players saying, versus what they actually mean… 1.When props say “how long left sir” – Translation: “how much longer do I have to go on feeling like my lungs are about to burst” 2.Saying “not to worry” when someone apologies for a late tackle, despite knowing you’ll …

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The French Want Courtney Lawes Tackled For This Monster Tackle

The French authorities have reportedly requested the citing commissioner take another look at Courtney Lawes monstrous his on Jules Plisson this weekend. During the game referee Nigel Owens took another look at the hit on the big screen and deemed it fair, allowing play to continue. The tackle, whilst massive, appears to be entirely fair with Lawes committing to the …

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The Top 8 Things We’ve Learnt From The 2015 Six Nations

With the 2015 Six Nations over and done with, we take a look at the eight key learnings from this years tournament… 1.It is still the greatest annual sporting tournament on earth The 2015 Six Nations may have started off slow, however the final round of matches provided enough entertainment to more than make up for some of the disappointments …

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11 Things England Have Learnt From The 2015 Six Nations

With the 2015 Six Nations over and done with, we take a look at the eleven things the coaching team will have learnt ahead of the World Cup… 1.The slow starts are inexcusable In all five games of this years Six Nations, England’s failure to start quickly has seen them falling behind within the first 20 minutes. Whilst in all …

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Who Would Make A 2015 Lions XV?

With the Six Nations over for another year, we take a look at the players who would likely make up the Lions side if they were to tour in 2015… 15.Leigh Halfpenny There’s an argument for any one of Hogg, Kearney, Brown or Williams for the 15 shirt, however right now it has to go to Halfpenny. Not only is …

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