Saracens v Wasps (going to be hard to make this exciting!)

Now then what happens when you take a winning formula and change it? An afternoon that proved to be less than entertaining!  Rotation for a team like Saracens is something that is a feature here to stay; if only because we have so many internationals in the squad. However I think some of my fellow Saracens fans were slightly over …

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The Rugby Championship Round 6 Preview – Who Are You Picking?

The Rugby Championship goes on the line when the Springboks host the All Blacks at Ellis Park.  The formula is easy, the Springboks must get five Rugby Championship points courtesy of a four try bonus point and deny the All Blacks any points for scoring four tries or finishing within seven points.  In some ways it is a shame that …

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In The Loose Select the Wales Starting XV

With the Autumn Internationals set to kick off in just a few weeks and having already done Stuart Lancaster and his team a favour the In The Loose writers thought they would give Warren Gatland a helping hand and select their starting XV for the first Wales game this autumn. The views of Sam Verrals (SV), Debbie Knight (DK), Scott …

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ITM Cup Rugby Round 8 Preview – Chance Your Arm!

The ITM Cup Round 8 is the penultimate round of the competition with the Wellington vs Auckland match the obvious highlight. With only two rounds left for both teams and tipsters to make a dash for the title, it could be time to chance your arm! The home teams have won the majority of matches in the ITM Cup 2013 …

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Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints – Preview with Toby Flood

The big match in the Aviva Premiership this weekend will take place at Welford Road, where Leicester Tigers entertain Northampton Saints. It is the first time the two sides have met since the Premiership final back in May, a game the Tigers won 37-17, securing their 10th English title.  This was the match that saw Saints’ skipper Dylan Hartley shown …

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Interview With Nutrition Expert Ben Coomber

Ben Coomber is a rapidly growing name within the health and fitness industry (just search “Ben Coomber” on Google to see what I mean). For those of you who don’t already know, he is one of a new breed of fitness and nutrition experts whose no-bullshit approach to health is helping make the subject accessible to all. Even better is …

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Harlequins v Saracens. (Who Are All These People??)

Although I went to a couple of Quins games last year I still found myself a bit bemused on Saturday? The Stoop has been a second home to me for many summers as a London Broncos season ticket holder; I’m so not used to seeing it full of actual people! Once they’d all sat down my discomfort eased, phew! Before …

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The Rugby Championship Round 5 Review – Advantage All Blacks

The Rugby Championship’s penultimate round saw the two fancied teams, South Africa and New Zealand win easily in the end. Ben Smith’s second try in the last five minutes gave the All Blacks a four try bonus point and a big advantage going into their final match against the Springboks at Ellis Park. That point now means the Springboks would …

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