Phil Leck – Process

  With only a young head still on my shoulders, I am yet to experience many goings on within the game of Rugby Union. As I crave knowledge to further my ability as a coach, writer and couch pundit, I really wanted to ascertain a few experiences and views of some of Rugby’s great minds. After speaking to a close …

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Australia’s Loss is The Lions’ Gain

Before the Test I had assumed, like many others, that Warren Gatland had angered the Rugby Gods with certain exclusions from his squad. On the bench it seemed Parling was the only stand out impact man.  Surely O’Brien earned his place and would be an ideal man who can cover 6 to 8 as if he was driving and tractor …

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Singing The Lions To Victory

Like pretending to be hurt (Quins excepted), pony-tails, endemic fan hooliganism and obscene salaries, perhaps the supporters song is just one of those things that will characterise the association rather than the Rugby code of football ad nauseum. Unlike our egg-shaped, ball-carrying cousin, ‘Football’ is prolific when it comes to releasing both club and country records. Yes, Football is the …

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The Lions By Numbers

With the first test set to kick off this weekend here’s a look at how the Lions compare to their opposition so far. Feel Free to Share

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June Internationals Round 3 Preview

It will be cold and wet in New Plymouth for the All Blacks vs France, this should keep the margins closer than the second test. There are only three games in the June International Test Rugby Series allowing very limited opportunities for managers to make ground in order to win the Super Rugby Tips SuperBru tipping competition. Both the All …

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The Lions Test XV As Voted For By The Fans

After running a poll over the last week and a half we have the results for the fans vote for the Lions starting test XV. The team as voted for by you is as below… 1 Loosehead Prop Mako Vunipola – 81% The young English prop may have been a surprise call up at first but a series of barnstorming …

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Chris Robshaw and the ‘Out and Out Seven’

When I read the squad Warren Gatland had selected I couldn’t help but be astounded by some of the selections, or rather some of the non-selections. The most notable omission was Chris Robshaw. I couldn’t understand how one of the best players in the 6 nations, getting two man of the match awards and was at the forefront of everything …

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Competition Time With Raging Bull

House of Fraser have very kindly provided us with a couple of items from the Raging Bull menswear collection for us to give-away. Entry is really simple, just Tweet the following message and make sure that you are following @intheloose on Twitter. RT & Follow @InTheLoose to #win @RagingBullLtd gear #Competition Terms http://ow.ly/m6b9v  pic.twitter.com/RFvINn47jC You can view the full Raging …

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