6 Nations – Which way will the cookie crumble?

The 6 nations are just around the corner and it’s looking like 2017 is going to be a pretty good year, with Italy not being able top their worst performance ever with no wins and England coming out of 2016 with nothing but wins; it should be interesting! But what do the 6 nations behold for us this time around? …

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If you’re late, you’re in luck! – Amazon’s top Rugby gifts

If you’ve been too busy and it’s suddenly the week before Christmas with no presents for your Rugby loving relative, here’s our top 5 stocking fillers from Amazon with quick delivery…     If you really REALLY appreciate their intact set of teeth, in fact if you £450 appreciate their teeth, then there’s nothing better to buy than this Revgear mouthguard. …

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Connacht are making moves – Connacht’s Champions Cup hopes

Connacht are stepping it up this year in terms 0f the Champions Cup; making Pool 2 look pretty tasty going into 2017. Although they are a side which aren’t really associated with cup runs, usually winning around half of their games in the Champions Cup, except for 2011, where they only won one! Although, this year is definitely looking a lot …

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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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‘A hooligans’ game played by gentlemen’ – Sportsmanship fading?

Our great game has always revolved around putting in everything you have and just as importantly, sportsmanship. This is why we were appalled by Pape’s display of diving against Edinburgh at the weekend, which wouldn’t fall short of earning him an oscar.  The Frenchman was ‘slapped’ by Edinburgh centre Phil Burleigh in the second half and was looked down upon …

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Show me the money – How will Rugby adapt financially to it’s growth?

We recently discussed the great Pat Lam’s move to Bristol and his flashy £750,000 estimated salary. At the time we were shocked by the amount, as massive cheques are not too familiar within Rugby; well, not compared to the likes of Soccer and the numerous noughts flying around their bank accounts. But, as time has passed and we have been …

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Will the drain end? – Pichot’s plans to tackle the talent drain

The player drain is taking it’s toll on Rugby and it’s less funded nations, with talent flocking to bigger, more successful nations in a bid to make it into the professional game. This drain is nothing new, with players jetting off to the likes of France and England like there’s no tomorrow, making it less of a talent drain and …

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