Dave Nicoll

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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The 2015 Six Nations Team Of The Tournament

With the 2015 Six Nations over and done with, we take a look at the key players and select our XV of the tournament… 15. Leigh Halfpenny Halfpenny was a key man for Wales after putting in a number of key tackles and kicks to help keep his side in with a shout after a disappointing opening game. He also …

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13 Things That Are Confusing The Hell Out Of England Fans

We take a look at the 13 things that are currently leaving England fans maddeningly confused of late… 1.Figuring out what the game plan is 2.Why a kicking coach hasn’t been employed yet 3.Why Henry Slade isn’t being given a chance 4.Why Chris Robshaw’s captaincy is continually questioned by the press 5.Why it takes at least 20 minutes before the …

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