Rugby World Cup

Throwback to one of Rugby’s more surprising knockouts

    We are throwing it back to the 1999 World Cup here as we look at one of the worst knock outs in Rugby. Tongan prop Ngalu Tau was sent off for this running punch on England flanker Richard Hill after a poor mid air collision by Isileli Tapueluelu on Matt Perry, which then led to this scuffle just after. A …

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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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Hartley’s captaincy put in doubt.

    It is no secret that Dylan Hartley’s England career has been a bit bumpy, which is why many doubted the 30 year old when he was handed captaincy last year in replacement of Robshaw. Although, the shoe is now on the other foot as England boss Eddie Jones has casted a cloud over Hartley’s role, stating that he …

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Make or break? – England’s 2017 Autumn Internationals

England are looking on to another strong year with 2017, and they are looking to continue this into every game for a second consecutive year. They have recently confirmed their match ups for next year’s Autumn Internationals, with Eddie believing, “…block series of games are essential for our World Cup preparations…”, and it looks like it’s going to be interesting …

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Can Rugby make it Global – Rugby’s problems with globalisation

Since Rugby has began to rise from the darkness and become a more globally recognised sport, with the likes of the more than successful Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, and not to forget the involvement of the Sevens Rugby in the Rio Olympics, the sport, as any improving establishment does, is having a few teething problems. But not to …

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England Fans Can Finally Rejoice As The World Cup Clear Out Is Completed

Rob Andrew will leave his role as RFU director of professional rugby at the end of the current season. Andrew, who resigned from his position having instigated discussions with RFU CEO Ian Ritchie for a number of months, has agreed that he will continue to work on completing the latest agreement with Premiership Rugby that will run through till after …

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