Why NSW Cup is better than the NRL

Rugby league is a game that’s been loved throughout the ages, by all ages, and so it should be. It’s fast, exciting and can ignite a passion within us that may very well have otherwise been left undiscovered. Over time however Australia’s first grade competition, now the National Rugby League (NRL), has lost some of its character, character that can …

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Ben Ryan – King of Fiji

Ben Ryan the Adopted King of Fiji: Ben Ryan, a “Ginger Bloke with Glasses” from Wimbledon is now the centre of attention in Fiji after guiding their sevens team to their first Olympic medal ever. Where did it all start for Ryan? After graduating from Loughborough University with a Sports Science degree Ryan started his coaching career at  St Edward’s School, Oxford …

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Paul Pogba or……

With Mr.Pogba setting a transfer record of £89M we thought we would do a little digging into what governing bodies are investing into grassroots rugby and see what Paul Pogba could get our future stars. In 2015 the RFU released that they would invest £10M into a facility fund to improve club equipment and facilities at more than 500 clubs …

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Japan Stun on the Pitch and in the Pool

Once again Japan stun world rugby, this time by beating the All Blacks in Rio. It seems like yesterday that they were showing South Africa how to play champagne rugby… How do they do it… GB vs Japan tonight just got very interesting. If that wasn’t enough news for your SBW has been ruled out of the rest of Rio …

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Super Rugby Final Highlights

The Lions fall agonisingly short of pulling off a southern hemisphere shock of a similar ilk to Leicester City winning the Premier League. You can make your own mind up after watching the highlights below ( credit to ALl Blacks ) however the Hurricanes seemed worthy winners.       Feel Free to Share

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A Groundsmans Tales – A view from the other side of the whitewash

A Groundsman’s Tales – A view from the other side of the whitewash Episode 1 The season is nearly with us, new faces joining, old friends leaving, all with hopes for a good new years rugby. But the real team at any grassroots club is that of the volunteer ground staff. An eclectic group of retired (perhaps) gentlemen (loose description), …

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Aviva Premiership’s Most Important Signing this Summer

With the many comings and goings this summer, Aviva Premiership teams have been bolstering their squads for the upcoming season. We take at a look at the best piece of business done by each club, in alphabetical order.   Bath – Taulepe Faletau (from Newport-Gwent Dragons) In our opinion, this was probably the best transfer in by any Premiership club …

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