And so the Heineken Cup Starts – a Tough Night in Galway!

Saracens walk out to a quiet stadium, Connacht to a roar from their fans! Let the Heineken Cup begin! Dan Parks at 10 for the Irish team, quite a surprise. A French ref so the scrums would be interesting. First play. Neil De Kock kicks up field, Parks returns a poor kick; first line out to Saracens and.. We start …

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The Repeat Of The 2003 World Cup Final … Well Almost!

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of England winning the 2003 Rugby World Cup, Sportingclass and Harvey Thorneycroft Ltd are delighted to present the England v Australia Legends at Twickenham Stoop on Thursday October 31st, kick off is at 7.45pm. Jason Leonard, Martin Corry, Jason Robinson, Phil Vickery, Josh Lewsey and many other members of the victorious 2003 squad will take …

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The Super Rugby 2014 Transfer Market

The 2014 Super Rugby squads are being named soon, but there has been plenty of action on the transfer market.  Sonny Bill Williams has reportedly signed for the Chiefs, but rumour has it that the talented Ihaia West who has been a star for Hawke’s Bay in the ITM Cup Championship has signed for the Melbourne Rebels. Six reasons why …

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The Geese Claim Their First Win!

London Irish Wild Geese claim their first National 2 South win over league leaders Clifton despite conceding a last minute try Despite going in to the match with 4 losses from 4 games London Irish were well up for the challenge that table toppers Clifton presented them. Both teams in the opening exchanges showed a desire to run the ball. …

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ITM Cup Rugby Preview Round 9 – Match of the Round Counties vs Southland

ITM Cup Round 9 is here and who would have thought that the most important game would be between Counties and my beloved Southland Stags?  Who would have thought that the battle between two fourth placed teams in the Premiership and Championship respectively would be so important? Six of the eight semi-final spots have been confirmed with Wellington, Auckland, Canterbury …

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In The Loose Select Their Ireland Starting XV

With Joe Schmidt still finding his feet in the Ireland hot-seat the In The Loose team offer their helping hand. Sam Verralls (SV), Scottie Fessey (SF), Debbie Knight (DK), Dave Nicoll (DN) and Danny Murray (DM) offer their picks. Full Back – Rob Kearney 15. Rob Kearney – Such a trustworthy, sturdy Full Back. Solid under the high ball with …

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Have We Finally Got Our Sale Back?

Sale 19 Bath 13 Remember when Sale were any good? I mean really good. When we had a pack that could dominate and a set of backs that would delight. When we ruled the breakdown and teams were scared of travelling up to the North West. The answer? The Championship year of 2006. Through a combination of player and staff …

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