Penalties in Rugby Need to be Reduced to 2 Points!

In the last month or so it has really hit home for me just how dull games of rugby can be during the deep, dark winter months in the Northern Hemisphere. [adsenseyu1] I came to this ‘startling’ realisation for two reasons; firstly a Sean Maloney highlight reel of Super XV try scorers has once again reignited my interest in the …

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Tackling and Defence – The Two Must Never Be Taken Seperately

Bizarre title but if you think about it tackling is a skill, defence is a composite of skills combined that incorporates tackling, amongst other facets, that combine to make your try line impregnable.  To teach tackling without reference to how you are going to defend could mean that you practise 1000s of head on tackles in training but actually in …

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Rugbys Movers and Shakers – Whose Going Where This Summer

We are now well and truly into rugby silly season with new transfers being announced on a nearly daily basis. This year more than ever it appears players are on the move around clubs, particularly as the French Top 14 recently announced another increase in the wage cap once again increasing their already impressive spending power. Below we highlight some …

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Playoffs Round Up

With the Northern hemispheres rugby season beginning to draw to a close, this weekend saw top clubs across Europe take one step closer to claiming top domestic honours. We now have the finalists f0r the Premiership, Pro 12 and Championship playoffs confirmed alongside this seasons Top 14 semi-finalists. Although the majority of the games adhered to the form book, there …

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Rugby Villains

SOMETIMES in sport a player comes along who completely grabs your attention, you know the one that every time he gets the ball you lean forward in your seat, mouth slightly open, poised to shout so everyone in your house (and next door) is aware something beautiful has just happened. We all have a favourite player, we all have that …

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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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