Dave Nicoll

England’s Top 10 Second Row Options for the World Cup

It seems one area where England certainly aren’ short of options is in the second row. Here is our look at England’s 10 best second row options for the World Cup. 10.Mouritz Botha Botha may have somewhat fallen out of favour in the England squad, but that doesn’t he should be totally discounted. Whilst it would take a catastrophic series …

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England Top 10 Options on the Wings for the World Cup

Less than a year out from Rugby World Cup 2015, it seems England’s most debatable position is out wide on the wings where nobody has been able to hold down the position. Wingers have come and gone, and full backs and centres have been given a chance but we are still no closer to knowing who will start on the …

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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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