Amateur Rugby

“My Attitude Was Just Disgusting…Until I Started Playing Rugby.”

With news floating around of doctors wanting to ban tackling in rugby, it is stories like this that prove why the sport is so important to children’s wider development. “I used to be a bad kid…I used to be aggressive with the teachers…my attitude was just disgusting…until I started playing rugby.” [adsenseyu2] https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEnglandRugby/videos/10153597142134825/ [adsenseyu4]

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Meet The 75 Year Old Rugby Player Who Has Beaten Cancer Twice

John Goldman isn’t your typical prop forward. He’s beaten cancer twice, had heart bypass surgery, a major operation on his back and tackles trees to prepare for matches, all at the age of 75. It’s been an unlikely journey from the very beginning. In 1991, his wife encouraged him to stop shouting at rugby matches on the TV and go …

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New Laws Being Trialled Which Include Nine Point Trys And White Cards

The Varsity Cup starts on February 8 and the law changes will come into effect then – only in the Varsity Cup, not in the Varsity Shield, the Koshuis Cup and the Young Guns. The Varsity Cup has been an experimental laboratory before – two referees, changed points system and the white card. The changed points system and the two …

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Collapsed Woman Saved By Scrum-Half At Preston Station

A former Premiership rugby player helped save the life of a woman who had collapsed at a railway station while he was travelling to a match. Scrum-half and surgeon Greg Nicholls, 32, and two physiotherapists used a defibrillator to resuscitate her. The three members of Fylde Rugby Club had been waiting for a train from Preston to London ahead of …

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