Club Rugby

2017 Super Rugby preview.

    The 2017 Super Rugby Season is here.   In just over a week the 2017 edition of Super Rugby will be back for the 21st year of the competitions existence. Fans can expect 142 thrilling games as the 18 teams from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Argentina battle it out for top honours. 2016 saw the …

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Ford’s transfer fee is a record breaker.

    Bath and Leicester yesterday announced that former Tigers man George Ford is set to go back to his old club at the end of the season from the Somerset side. It was announced today to The Times that Ford’s transfer fee is a sum of £500,000; this being a new record transfer fee for a player moving between 2 …

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Look to your mobility to further improve your game.

    When you hear ‘mobility’ the first thing that springs to mind is flexibility, and this should not be the case; in fact, flexibility is only part of what makes up your overall mobility. Mobility is how able you are to make functional movements with ease. To improve your mobility, you need to work on a number of aspects of …

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See what the England team eat to stay at peak condition.

  There’s no doubt that a lot has changed since the amateur era of the game, and sports science is one of the biggest changes. From the days of eating whatever you pleased as a player have long gone, and if you want to get the most out of your performance then you will have to tailor almost every aspect of …

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A Joost van der Westhuizen Tribute.

    With the passing of Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen we thought we would share a tribute created by ‘Rugby Rules‘. An absolutely outstanding person both on and off the pitch. Joost, you were a true inspiration. R.I.P Joost.    

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Barba avoids ban with code switch.

    Australia’s Ben Barba has made headlines again following his reaction to his 12 game ban in the NRL for testing positive for cocaine. The 27 year old has managed to avoid the ban by switching codes to join the Top14 side Toulon. Although most situations like this would be a lot more complicated; down to contracts with the NRL …

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All Blacks man rejects move to France.

    According to Rugby Heaven and a French newspaper (Midi Olympique), All Black Ben Smith has rejected a move to the top14 to stay with the New Zealand team. The 30 year old who was linked with a potential move to Pau with a tasty salary of around £1.6m, has seen that the honour of playing for the All …

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Premiership’s appeal to reduce Six Nations to 5 weeks.

    The Aviva Premiership have officially put in their proposal to change the Six Nations from a 7 to 5 week period. This is down to bigger clubs which are effected by the tournament feeling that 7 weeks without some of their top players is too long and could be pivotal in their season. The request has been backed …

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