The Rolling Maul – Wheelchair 7’s Makes its 6 Nations Debut

The French town of Vichy is most famed for being the capital of the Nazi occupied French State in World War Two from 1940-44. Located in central France near the city of Lyon, Vichy is a historically rich town which dates back to the emergence of the Roman Empire under Julius Caesar. Located just 90 kilometres from the rugby stronghold …

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Lions V. Waratahs Talking Points.

Zebo’s first half. Simon Zebo, in the first half, would remind you of the nerd sitting at the front of class shouting out answers before everyone else, with his hand held up in the air, desperately stretching himself for attention.”Sir, Sir! Mr. Gatland look at me!” And attention he got and well deserved it was. His movement from wing to …

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Poll – Select Your Lions Starting Test XV

With the Lions first test against the Wallabies just one week away, here’s your chance to choose your starting XV… [poll id=”4″] [poll id=”5″] [poll id=”6″] [poll id=”7″] [poll id=”8″] [poll id=”9″] [poll id=”10″] [poll id=”11″] [poll id=”12″] [poll id=”14″] [poll id=”13″] [poll id=”15″]   Feel Free to Share

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Newcastle Falcons On The Up

12 months ago the Newcastle Falcons were in a very dark place indeed. Gary Gold had failed in his bid to get Newcastle off the summit of the table (after taking over from Alan Tait), and despite a last day win against London Wasps, the Falcons finished at the root of the table with what could only be described as …

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Billy Twelvetrees and the Great Lions Adventure

News hit the British Isles last night that Billy Twelvetrees was to be called up to the Lions squad as cover for the Centre and Out Half positions.  To many outside of England, and people who don’t follow the Aviva Premiership, the name, as outstanding as it is, will be a new one, having only secured his fifth International cap …

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Are The Warriors Ready for Pre-Season Part II

Following on from my previous article; “Part 1 of 2 The Forwards” here is my take on the Worcester Warriors backs. Preseason is underway.  Although the current training is only swimming, weights and fitness, it is a chance for a first look at the Warrior backs that will run out at Sixways for the 2013/14 Aviva Premiership. Scrum Half A …

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June International Test Matches Preview Round 2

The June Internationals series features another smorgasbord of rugby this weekend offering something for everybody.  There is the second instalment in the series between the two Rugby World Cup 2011 finalists, while Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland have British and Irish Lions depleted sides on display.  I am looking forward to the Samoa vs Italy game the most following Samoa’s …

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Writers Wanted

We’re currently looking for some new writers to join our team and help contribute to In The Loose in whichever way they see fit. Whether you’re an aspiring sports journalist or a clapped out has-been struggling to prop up the scrum then give us a shout, we’re as all-inclusive as we can be (that means no football tarts). We’re looking …

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