Dave Nicoll

11 Types of People Who Play Rugby

Rugby truly is one of the most all-inclusive sports out there, whether little or large, fast or slow, there is a place in the team for you. Below we take a look at 11 different types of people who find themselves playing rugby; 1. The Mid-Lifer Usually found – Back Row The kind of person who hits 40 and wants …

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10 Reasons Danny Cipriani Should Start at 10 for England

With the resurgence in form of Sale Sharks fly half Danny Cipriani, we take a look at 10 reasons why he deserves a chance to start at 10 for England; 1. He’s proven he can perform for England 2. He has the bit of creative spark many of England’s other options lack [adsenseyu2] 3. He’s not afraid to try things …

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The Wallabies Need to Wake Up & Select Players Based Overseas

It’s time for the Wallabies to wake up to the realities of the global expansion of rugby and start selecting players who have opted to move overseas. Ewan McKenzie options have already been limited by the departure of key players to Europe and Japan, however this trend looks set to continue and even increase after the World Cup. With rumours …

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The England X Factor XV

Just as a bit of an interest piece I thought it would be worth looking at the most exciting England XV Stuart Lancaster could pick from the players currently available to him. Here’s the England X Factor XV… 15. Mike Brown It’s a close one between Brown and Foden but on current form Brown edges it for his ability to …

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10 Awesome Players We Might See in the Premiership Next Year

With news emerging this week that the Premiership’s salary cap is to increase once again, rumours have been flying about who might be on the move. Here are 10 of the best possibilities so far; Leigh Halfpenny It seems Halfpenny isn’t the most popular man in Toulon at the moment after being criticised by his clubs owner over injury issues. …

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19 Brutal Rugby Hits!

There are so many things that are great about rugby, however it’s hard to beat a monstrous hit that leaves even those in the stands inhaling sharply. Here are 19 of the best brutal hits; 1. Look out! 2. Incoming! 3. Like running into a brick wall! [adsenseyu1] 4. You shall not pass! 5. Out of the way ref! 6. …

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The Top 10 Contenders for Next Year’s World Cup

With exactly a year to go until the 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off in England we take a look at the top 10 contenders for the tournament; 10.USA The USA would be the most unexpected champions in this top 10 given their current placing of 18th in the world rankings, however they are not a side to be written …

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25 Pictures That Prove Why Rugby is the Best Sport in the World!

Rugby is a truly amazing sport, it welcomes people of all ages, sizes, genders and backgrounds. Here are 25 pictures that prove why rugby is the best sport in the world… 1. These guys playing on despite the conditions 2. These girls getting stuck in 3. Greg Inglis quite literally putting his body on the line to help his team …

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