Alibaba’s big boy bid for the Chinese Rugby scene

Alibaba are no strangers to making big bucks, and surprisingly enough they are at it again; ‘Baba’s owner Jack Ma has invested a mad $100m (£80.5m) into the Chinese Rugby scene; taking full effect over the next ten years, funding aspects from Children’s rugby schemes to club level Rugby. Although this may seem a lot of readies to have spare, …

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Amazing final play in Mitre 10 Cup – North Harbour vs Tasman

A literally unbelievable final play that lasted over 5 minutes unfolded in the recent Mitre 10 Cup game between North Harbour and Tasman. Watch the action unfold below and try not to fall off your seat… [adsenseyu2] The standard of this year’s competition has been outstanding in the Mitre 10 Cup, may it continue as the games are extremely entertaining. …

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Duane Vermeulen – his opinion and stance on the current state of SA rugby

The state of South African rugby is currently under scrutiny, where the politics behind selections has been the major talking point. Until recently many players have stayed silent on the issue, but it seems after the recent results some are starting to stand up and voice their opinion. Duane Vermeulen, the talismanic Bok No 8, is one of these people. …

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Wasps punish Harlequins and Boat Staff… (allegedly)

Let’s start with the off field antics. According to the Telegraph “The bosses of Wasps hired a private detective to look into the claims when when allegations were made about the behaviour of some guests attending a private party on board the Hurlingham floating nightclub on the River Thames.” “It was alleged that problems arose when some of the players …

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A closer look at South Africa’s Quota System

One doesn’t have to think too far back to a time when South Africa’s rugby team was getting all the wrong kinds of attention for racial issues under the Apartheid regime. The third test against New Zealand in 1981 springs to mind, where protests erupted outside Eden Park and flour bombs were dropped onto the field, to protest the racism …

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Red and Banned… Fair Cop? or Unlucky?

Harlequins back row Mat Luamanu has been banned for three weeks by the Rugby Football Union for “dangerously charging” Sale forward Josh Beaumont. We have seen the video and have to sadly agree, what are your thoughts? Feel Free to Share

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Week 2 – Aviva Premiership Wrap Up

There we have it ladies and gents another week with a whopping 283 points scored. Not bad for mauling mauling England. There was yet another calculated display of destruction from Saracens, they’re so consistently excellent it’s still baffling how nobody really likes them….WASPS on the other hand are generating a frenzy with their hearty performances and Jimmy Gopperth casually playing …

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