Best Beards in Rugby

Rugby is a sport built on masculinity and is reliant upon it’s players animalistic instincts. And what could be more manly than a full fledged whisp of facial fuzz. As the two go hand in hand we take a look at those warriors on the field sporting the best man manes. Take a look at our favourites below… Adam Byrnes …

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The Super 15 Rugby Elimination Finals Preview

It is do or die for four teams in Super Rugby Elimination Finals with the Crusaders taking on the Reds, while the Brumbies host the Cheetahs.  The Chiefs and Bulls will watch with interest as they are waiting to host the winners next week. The home ground advantage is so crucial in Super Rugby when you consider how far it …

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A Team on the Move – The Transfer XV

As teams are making their way back into pre-season ready for yet another year of rugby we take a look at the big name moves and attempt to formulate some kind of team out of those players on the move this summer. With the French wage cap having just been increased to €10m its fair to say this really has been …

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All the Pre-Season Gossip….

Pre-season is now well under way for all of our Aviva Premiership players, some have been beasting out horrific watt bike sessions for the past 3 or 4 weeks, whilst others are just returning after their summer holidays. Over the next few weeks the hard work is being put in before the first ‘official fixture’ of the season the JP …

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The Story of Blaydon RFC Season in National League One

A dominant and well known force in National 1 Blaydon is a club who have established themselves to be contenders for promotion to the Championship next season. A strong 3rd placed finish behind rivals Esher and champions Ealing last season proved their credentials that they could compete in the second tier of English rugby. Blaydon enjoyed a strong season in …

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Lions 2013 – The Third Test

Saturday 6th July 2013… the day that will forever be remembered as one of the greatest days in Lions history. It was 15 years, 11 months and 1 day since Martin Johnson captained the Lions to victory in South Africa and boy was it was worth every single minute of waiting to see the Wallabies smashed in their own back garden. …

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The Rise of Kenya Sevens & Rugby in Africa

Whilst Kenya may be chiefly known for its dominance in middle and long-distance running, under coach Mike Friday the Kenyan national sevens team are making their mark on the international scene. Since taking over as head coach in May 2012 Friday has overseen the side rise from 12th to 5th in the world rankings and led them to 4th place …

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