Dark Clouds Gather Ahead of the Final Test In Sydney

The Crows circle the ANZ Stadium Sydney ahead of Saturday and what will be the defining Match of this Lions Tour. With the Team selection announced the Internet is already swarmed with Memes and reaction Videos.  For many the One Man Match Winner, the Man every Team fears to face, known as BOD was the man to lead the Tourist …

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The Lions Conundrums

As the dust settles on a second heart-stopping showpiece of international rugby union, the wounded Lions find themselves on the brink of failure. The defeat itself should not worry Warren Gatland and his team. The experienced Lions coaching and playing teams have been around international rugby long enough to know that momentum will count for very little come eight o’clock …

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Blue, Black and Orange – The Bath 10 Debate

Bath’s controversial signing of Gavin Henson was bound to raise a few eye brows, probably more so for his off the pitch antics. But what does the signing mean for Bath on the pitch? Stephen Donald’s departure has opened up the 10 shirt to be claimed by anyone. With Bath’s three other fly halves being 21 or under it seems …

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Getting My Rugby Fix in the Off Season

One of the big problems I find in the rugby off-season is getting my fix of rugby whilst I wait for pre-season to start. This year has been particularly difficult for me having had three forwards simultaneously land on my ankle leaving it look more like the insides of an old ladies stocking than anything I would want to flaunt …

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The Story of Ealing Trailfinders Success

After two seasons in National League One Ealing gained promotion to the second tier of English rugby for the first time in their history last season. On a historic day for all involved with the club a convincing win against Coventry by a score line of 41-17 sealed what had a been a great season for the London side. Suffering …

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A King Sized Mess

The Southern Kings first foray into Super Rugby has certainly polarised rugby supporters in South Africa and it about time that the Executive Council of SARU takes responsibility for the lead roles which they have played in this disaster. Most of the facts of this farce are well known to rugby followers in the country, but are well worth repeating. …

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Sharp Shooter – Interview With Bedford Blues Star Jake Sharp

Despite narrowly losing out to Newcastle Falcons in the Championship play-off final last month, Bedford Blues young fly half Jake Sharp is clearly very much in the ascendency. Sharp scored all of the Blues points in the second leg of the final in an enthralling game but is anything but disappointed after the defeat. It is clear from the beginning of …

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