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World Rugby Awards 2022 nominees

With players and clubs able to successfully reactivate their calendars after the pandemic, the World Rugby Awards 2022 ceremony in Monaco is set to celebrate a ‘full year of footy’. Nominees have been unveiled across all categories, in the afterglow of the successful 2021 Rugby World Cup, and with two more weeks of the Autumn […]

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 Cape Town event qualification

With almost all of the final places secured, the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 tournament in Cape Town is fast approaching. The Madagascar women recently cemented their place in the women’s tournament draw. For emerging nations like them, this could be the highest peak of some players’ and supporters’ lives. And soon, they can make […]

Stalling tactics in England v Argentina 7s match an 'aberration'

The visual evidence is damming yet, the recent stalling tactics in the recent England v Argentina 7s match at the Toulouse leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has tarnished each nation’s team’s strategic desires to ‘win at all costs’. Yet for all the social media beat-up, it clearly is an aberration in the […]

Rugby mental skills, and handling the Personal Critic

Most sportspeople know that feeling. Those times when mental skills are essential when the pressure is on! If not handling defeat well, then recovering from it to be a stronger person for it. Handling pressure, when a player’s mind can resemble something like a ‘concrete mixer’ is an example. Times when the ever-present internal critic […]

2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens awarded to South Africa

Cape Town Stadium will be the host for the 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament, with the event playing over several days in September. The men’s and women’s competition will be the eighth edition of the Sevens pinnacle event. Now balanced against the Olympics [2020] and it will occur two months after the Birmingham Commonwealth […]

Post Match Celebrations; Enjoying that Winning Feeling

We have all seen [or heard of] post match celebrations. Enjoying that Winning Feeling with team mates…although there is a fine line before it goes haywire

It took all of their energy, but New Zealand outlasted the world’s best men’s rugby sevens teams, to retain Rugby World Cup Sevens title at AT&T Park

Jovilisi Waqa - Jul 22, 2018

A landslide victory for the Black Ferns Sevens, as they retain their World Cup title in formidable style. Michaela Blyde & Annie-Cecile Cifon MVP players

#RWC7s - Blitzboks look to reinforce Top Seeding

The Blitzboks will look to reinforce their Top Seeding at the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament, as they play their opening fixture tonight at AT&T Park

United States looks to prove worthy of RWC7s world stage attention
Joshua Bradham - Jul 20, 2018

The RWC7s is kicking off now in the United States, are they ready? The United States is hosting its first Rugby World Cup Sevens event, with the RWC7s held in San Francisco. With this an smaller event than the full XVs version of the World Cup [scheduled for Japan next year] all eyes will be […]

#RWC7s - US Eagles look to soar to new heights on AT&T Park
Patrick Koster - Jul 20, 2018

Hosting the Rugby World Cup 7s (RWC7s) for the first time ever, puts more pressure on them, but the US Eagles men’s and women’s sides are certainly ‘up for the challenge’. Under the coaching of Mike Friday, the men’s Eagles are ranked fifth, taking gold at the US Sevens leg of the World Series, the […]

#RWC7s - Fiji chasing third World Cup title
Jovilisi Waqa - Jul 20, 2018

Fiji will be chasing their third World Cup title at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWC7s). The current Olympic champions are overwhelming favorites to take the title. On the other hand, their women’s side Fijiana are outside contenders in the women’s draw. A side who have graduated and improved tremendously. A side who will give […]

#RWC7s: Aussie squads full of youth, with Women's side top contenders
Jovilisi Waqa - Jul 20, 2018

The Australian squads to feature at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWC7s) are full of youth and experience. And while the men’s side are still trying to find their feet with a new Olympic-winning head coach Tim Walsh, the women’s side are top contenders. 16 Women’s and 24 Men’s side will compete for both titles; […]

#RWC7s France welcomes back stars for Pinnacle Event
Jovilisi Waqa - Jul 20, 2018

Terry Bouhraoua makes a timely return from injury to lead France to the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWC7s) in San Francisco. Montserratt Amédée, who has been consistent all season, leads the women’s charge as the stars of French Rugby aim to shine at the Pinnacle Event for World Rugby. Over the last week, both sides […]

#RWC7s - Japan, China and Hong Kong carry Asian hopes
Jovilisi Waqa - Jul 19, 2018

Japan, China and Hong Kong will carry the hopes of the Asian Region at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWC7s). The three-day tournament from the July 20-22 will be played at the iconic AT&T Park in San Francisco . 16 Women’s and 24 Men’s sides will compete for the coveted trophy; currently both held by New Zealand. […]

#RWC7s - English 7s squads full of speed and experience
Jovilisi Waqa - Jul 19, 2018

English 7s squads are both full of ‘speed and experience’ to mount a formidable challenge for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWC7s) title. As the nation who were the first winners of the Sevens World Cup in 1993, England have ‘form’ when it comes to the RWC7s. Looking to harness that success, expect the […]

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France's flanker Charles Ollivon celebrates win on November 12, 2022
Connor Dickins - Jul 19, 2018

Are ‘rugby values’ truly superior to those of other sports? Not according to Rugby analyst Robbie Owen (or Squidge Rugby, as preferably known). According to Owen, rugby often pats itself on the back for actions that “other sports can do without needing a round of applause”. Some fans may not like it, but he is […]

England's 'finishers' provide blueprint to beat the Springboks
Charlie Inglefield - Jul 19, 2018

Sir Clive Woodward is not a fan of the expression ‘Finishers’. His understandable argument is that all players should be capable of playing 80 minutes. But with all due respect to Sir Clive, England’s finishers nearly pulled off a remarkable victory over the All Blacks on Saturday. Messrs. Dave Ribbans, Mako Vunipola, Will Stuart, Freddie […]

Suspensions to Antoine DuPont/Pieter-Steph du Toit for red cards

With suspensions announced for star players Antoine DuPont and Pieter-Steph du Toit, it comes at the wrong time for World Rugby. The last fully contested weekend of the Autumn Nations Series was bereft of two superstars that are both former recipients of World Rugby men’s Player of the Year. It is bad timing, especially for […]

Russell and Townsend
Thomas Booth - Jul 19, 2018

Russell and Townsend, “Strange bedfellows?” At the time of writing this, Finn Russell is tearing it up at Murrayfield against Argentina. Admittedly, Los Pumas are depleted in numbers due to ill-discipline. Having said that, the players (Russell included) can only play against what they are presented with on the day. Darcy's at the double 🤩 […]

England can beat the All Blacks with a bit of unpredictability
Charlie Inglefield - Jul 19, 2018

England put on a much-improved performance against Japan after their limp display over the Pumas. An error-ridden Japan were poor, allowing England to rediscover their confidence ahead of this Saturday’s huge clash where they intend to beat the All Blacks. New Zealand, by contrast, was taken all the way by a brave Scottish team before […]

France Wins Bronze Medal over Rugby Canada in Auckland, New Zealand

This Saturday on the last day of the World Cup, France wins bronze medal at Eden Park. This was France’s third-straight bronze medal, and while disappointing not to appear in the Cup final, they completed a confidence-boosting win. Rugby Canada finished in fourth place [for the fourth time] and must look closely at this result. […]

RWC2023 headquarters staff under investigation by French authorities

Staff at the French Rugby RWC2023 headquarters are under investigation by authorities, with news that the France 2023 Ethics Committee was continuing its inquiry into the operation. Reuters stated that ‘Claude Atcher, the chief executive officer of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France [organization], has been sacked after a report by the French Labour […]

USA Eagles/Portugal RWC Playoff qualification match

After two rounds of RWC playoff qualification matches completed, two out of the four sides in this knockout tournament remain; the USA Eagles and Portugal. And one last game is scheduled for  Friday, November 18. Qualification for the 2023 Rugby World Cup (RWC) is limited to 24 sides, and just one place remains in Pool […]