Can Anyone Beat The All Blacks to Win The Rugby Championship 2013?

The All Blacks are the hot favourites to win the Rugby Championship in 2013.  Can anyone beat them? The All Blacks won the Rugby Championship in 2012 with an unbeaten campaign winning all six matches and so it is difficult to know if any of the other teams will be able to knock them off their top position.  The All …

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What Does the Season Hold for London Wasps?

London Wasps are a side who have had real success throughout their long history, with 6 Premiership titles and 2 Heineken Cup titles lined up in their trophy cabinet, with the likes of Lewsey, Betsen, Ibanez, Sackey and Dallagio but to name a few in this side that seemed unstoppable at the peak of their powers. However, since these players …

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Benji Marshall Signs To Play Super Rugby With Blues – A Good Move?

Benji Marshall has signed to play Super Rugby in 2014 for the Blues, is this a good signing and which position should Marshall play? Wests Tigers National Rugby League star Benji Marshall has signed with the Auckland based Blues to play Super Rugby in 2014.  Do you think this is a good move?  Which position will he play in rugby …

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Super 15 Rugby To Become Super 18 Rugby In 2016?

The Super 15 Rugby competition is expected to become a Super 18 Rugby competition in 2016.  This format see two conferences formed with the current Australia and New Zealand conferences combining with each team playing teams from their own conference both home and away and the other conference once.  This would take 13 weeks which is shorter time than the …

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Doing The Right Thing

Given South Africa’s apartheid legacy, corporate social investment plays an important role in the lives of communities and corporate business alike. It was therefore heartwarming to be introduced to a program which has been uplifting young rugby players in the Johannesburg area since 2007. The Fury Motor Group in Johannesburg, in partnership with the Gauteng Lions Rugby Union, have been …

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ITM Cup 2013 Preview – Who Will Win?

The ITM Cup 2013 is nearly here. I love the ITM Cup because it gives amateur and semi professional players from the provinces an excellent opportunity to foot it with the big boys.  The ITM Cup is nothing more than a feeder competition to Super Rugby and you don’t see many current All Blacks in it anymore, but I still …

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Rising Stars – Exeter Chiefs

Under the guidance of Director of Rugby Rob Baxter Exeter Chiefs have rapidly risen to prominence in the English game firmly establishing themselves as one of the top teams in the country as proved by their qualification for the Heineken Cup two years in a row. Unlike a number of other teams reliant on buying in talent, the Chiefs have …

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World Club 7s Preview

The Inaugural World Club 7s will be the first competition to bring together some of the best club and provincial sides across the globe. As well as introducing some unknown, emerging 7s talent, the World Club 7s will build towards the growth of the variation of the 15-a-side game in preparation of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Due to return again …

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