Aviva Premiership Rugby Semi Finals Preview

After a fascinating season that has seen relegation dog fights, legal wrangling, enthralling single point victories and teams rise and fade as the season progressed we have finally reached the point were only 4 teams are left standing. Despite some hiccups along the way and some narrowly avoided pitfalls Harlequins, Leicester Tigers, Saracens and Northampton Saints are left to do battle …

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Rabo Direct Pro 12 Semi Final Preview

The Pro 12 this year has been a fantastic competition with a great mix of teams competing at the very top of the table. This is best demonstrated by having 2 Irish, 1 Welsh and 1 Scottish team competing in the last four. In addition Italian club Treviso are able to congratulate themselves after their best ever finish in the …

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Youngs Scoops Top Prize at Premiership Rugby Awards

Last nights Premiership Rugby awards dinner saw the crowning of a number of the seasons star performers both on and off of the field. The top award of Player of the Season went to Leicester Tigers hooked Tom Youngs who was crowned after an enormous season for both club and country which earned him a place on this summers Lions …

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Have the IRB Finally Nailed the Scrum Sequence?

The International Rugby Board Council has at last announced the implementation of a global trial of the “crouch, bind, set” scrum engagement sequence. The new sequence is aimed at enhancing player welfare by reducing impact on engagement by up to 25 per cent in elite competition. The scrum engagement has been the bane of the modern game with half of …

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BT Sport Announce Great Value Premiership Rugby Package

After much fan-fair but very little substance to date, BT have finally announced the details of their newly arranged sports packages. The great news is that Premiership rugby fans who are BT customers will be able to potentially watch 69 live games per year for free, whilst for non-customers the £12 a month seems like ridiculously good value given the cost of …

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England Squad Announcement

Apparently some girl from the Black Eyed Peas called Fergie retired today so somehow this resulted in the England squad announcement being demoted to the very bottom of the sporting pile. Well without further ado here it is; Forwards (18) Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby, 2 caps) Rob Buchanan (Harlequins, uncapped) Calum Clark (Northampton Saints, uncapped) Alex Corbisiero (London Irish, 18 …

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Australia’s Lion Tamers

  As we prepare for the Lions tour of Australia this summer we take a look at the men charged with halting the Lions pride. Now that Gatland has shown his hand for this summers tour, attention must turn to counterpart Robbie Deans as he looks at the players he will send out to take on the Lions. Recent form …

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Sevens Heaven as World Club 7s Unveiled

  Twickenham is set to host stage to the inaugural World Club 7s tournament this August. For the first time the competition will bring together the best club sides from both established and emerging teams from the Northern and Southern hemisphere. The tournament will bring together clubs from Auckland to Los Angeles and out to Moscow in a competition that …

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