Losing national identity- Scotland Rugby

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Scottish rugby in the last decade has grown more than most nations. Since an underwhelming Rugby World Cup in 2011, crashing out at the group stage, Scotland have vastly improved as a rugby nation. However, to take the next step and seriously challenge for a Six Nations title, will Scotland need to look at losing […] READ MORE


United Rugby Championship Week 1: Rome wasn’t built in a Day

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Domestic rugby has well and truly returned for the entire northern hemisphere. Away from the incredible display of entertainment across the Top 14 and Premiership, a new league has been formed: the United Rugby Championship. Brand new teams added, broadcasters, and branding. However, this ensured there was more scrutiny on the opening round than any […] READ MORE


Sale Sharks 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership focus

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Ever since Alex Sanderson took over the Sale Sharks they progressed at a fast rate. Winning is now part of their DNA and the only goal should be Premiership glory. Sale Sharks 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership Focus The only issue comes in depth. There is a considerable drop in star quality below the likes of Faf […] READ MORE


The rise of Jack Conan to a Test Lion

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The rise of Jack Conan is one of the great stories to emerge from the Lions. Called into the Irish Six Nations squad for the suspended Peter O’Mahony, he subsequently made his first appearance for Ireland since the 2019 RWC. Many had ruled the 29-year-old out, with the emergence of Caelan Doris at Leinster signifying […] READ MORE


Lions first Test squad selection follows familiar tour pattern

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What makes a British and Irish Lions tour so special? The players involved are the best of the best. There are no passengers on the bus heading towards the Lions first test squad selection. Everyone can make the test team and that is why the media love speculating the matchday 23. Announced days ago, deciphering […] READ MORE


Eddie Jones and the new England

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There is no getting away from the hard fact that Eddie Jones does not like change. On Sunday afternoon he finally fielded an experimental side. Ever since he took over England it has been Ford and Farrell as his generals. On Sunday we saw a new man running the ship – Marcus Smith. The result […] READ MORE


Next generation of rugby greats

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The next generation of rugby greats has been thrown up in this year’s Under-20 Six Nations. However, this time it is not the rugby legends themselves but the next era taking on the family name. Some call it nepotism, but good genes could well be the scientific answer. Nevertheless, the pressure to live up to […] READ MORE


Another decade of Toulouse domination?

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Only one side stands alone having won five European Cups. Toulouse over the last decade have been playing with four stars on their shirts, but now they are in a league on their own. Simply the greatest European side ever! Their fifth title was a long time coming with only Maxime Medard left from the […] READ MORE



European rugby success in Champions Cup

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The European Champions Cup has been dominated in the last decade by three teams: Leinster, Toulon, and Saracens. This ruthless domination offers up a common question: is there a specific blueprint to achieve European rugby success? Three key principles from that question stand-alone to assist a side to win a European Champions Cup. However, not […] READ MORE