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Salary Caps: Blessing or Blight?

A lot has been made of the salary caps in the last couple of years. When there’s talk of talent drain, there are usually a lot of fingers pointed at these caps. However, they were first created to make sure that the financially weaker teams could compete with the bigger and richer teams. What are these salary caps, and how …

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List of All Rugby Transfers & Rumours So Far

Below you can find all the latest rugby transfers, confirmed deals, rumours and players retiring or out of contract; [adsenseyu1] Confirmed Jon Davies (Scarlets) to Clermont Regan King (Clermont) to Scarlets Ian Evans (Ospreys) to Toulon John Afoa (Ulster) to Gloucester Rory Kockott (Castres) to Toulon (reportedly trying to cancel deal to stay at Castres) Richard Hibbard (Ospreys) to Gloucester …

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10 to watch out for in 2014!

With an emotion sodden year in Rugby Union now a slightly more distant memory, 2014 presents the rugby world with new challenges and new prospects that will burst onto the scene. With Welsh Rugby Union in turmoil and the pinnacle of club rugby, the Heineken Cup unlikely to be the same again, Northern Hemisphere rugby is changing shape. Who will …

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Who Are The Best Rugby Club in the World?

With Toulon set to play host to Super Rugby winners the Chiefs we thought now would be a great opportunity to ask fans around the world who they believe are currently the best club side! Have a look at the teams below and cast your vote at the bottom of the page Leicester Tigers The most successful club side in …

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The Joys and Pain of a Twitter Feed

Worcester Warriors 15 Sale Sharks 29 When I was a kid we didn’t have the Internet. We didn’t have smart phones, we didn’t even have stupid ones! If you couldn’t get to your sporting event of choice you either had to listen to it on The Wireless (ok, Radio…I’m not that old!), or my favourite way of doing it, Teletext. …

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Some Young Players at Sale You Haven’t Heard Of…Yet

One of the major plus points that came out of the trials and tribulations of last season was the ‘blooding’ of several young players due to injuries and lack of form. And so the likes of Tommy Taylor, Ross Harrison, Henry Thomas and Will Cliff were all immersed into the speed and physicality that is Premiership rugby. It is, therefore, …

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The Power of 3

So the other week after a couple of pints me and a few friends took to debating just what it takes to make a truly successful rugby team. At first there was the usual debate of money vs. commitment, facilities, coaching, etc but when it came down to the actual players we found ourselves pondering an interesting concept. As you …

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Have We Finally Got Our Sale Back?

Sale 19 Bath 13 Remember when Sale were any good? I mean really good. When we had a pack that could dominate and a set of backs that would delight. When we ruled the breakdown and teams were scared of travelling up to the North West. The answer? The Championship year of 2006. Through a combination of player and staff …

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