Rugby League

Rugby Union v Rugby League – A bit of a moan!

It’s not often I’m in the mood to put pen to paper or in this case fingers to keyboard to have a moan about something but something has been needling away at me for a fair few weeks now and I feel the need to share. To put things into some context;  I’m a Southerner, Essex born and bred and …

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Wheelchair Rugby Sevens

I have no idea how I came to find myself in a gym in Gravesend one Wednesday night a few weeks ago; I suspect the contact was made through Twitter.Having travelled the other side of the water I was there to learn all about Wheelchair Rugby 7’s. Now I confess I’ve never watched the ‘murder ball’ version of the game; I …

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Jamie Acton – Leigh Centurions’ Southern Import

My summer of galavanting took me oop North to watch England play India at Old Trafford – not rugby of course, but cricket. The 1st thing I do when I plan a trip to that part of the world is check out likely rugby league games I can go to. The England Test coincided with the Challenge Cup semi-finals and …

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Ireland RL v Scotland RL – The Wolfhounds meet The Bravehearts

With my Rugby Union team playing in Limerick in the European Rugby Champions Cup against the mighty Munster and Scotland Rugby League playing in Dublin against Ireland Rugby League it seemed rude not to get my last fix of the 13 men game for the season!  So, after a very leisurely breakfast, reading rugby on the actual back page of …

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Sam Burgess Proves He’s Tougher Than You!

Sam Burgess’ facial surgery has proved more complicated than expected and raised questions about him playing out the NRL grand final win over Canterbury with the injuries. The Clive Churchill medal winner suffered a fractured cheekbone and a fractured eye socket in a sickening head clash with Bulldogs prop James Graham in the first tackle of the game on Sunday …

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Alex McKinnon Ready for Life After Rugby

Alex McKinnon, the Newcastle Knights forward who was left in a wheelchair after a tackle went horribly wrong against Melbourne on March 24, posted a heartfelt statement on photo-sharing app Instagram on Tuesday night saying he was ready to succeed in a new career. “Just watched highlights of 2012/13 of me playing hard to think I’ll never play again and …

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Is This The Worst Tackle Of The Year?

It’s been described as “the most disgusting tackle of the season”. But while Wests Tigers under-20s forward Tyler Cassel accepted a four match ban over this tackle on Souths fullback Devon Makoate-Boyce we’ll leave it up to you to judge where the hit stands. Attempting a tackle on Makoate-Boyce as he launched a kick, Cassel floored his Rabbitohs rival during …

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