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Rugby mental skills, and handling the Personal Critic
Rugby Mental Skills, and Handling the Inner 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 […]

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Toronto Arrows centre Ben LeSage playing at Segra Field on April 3, 2021
Player Profile – Ben LeSage: Co-Captain of the Toronto Arrows
Raheem Bashir - Jun 10, 2021

Ben LeSage is one of the two co-captains of the Toronto Arrows. The Canadian was born and brought up in Calgary, Alberta. He won the athlete of the year award at Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School in Calgary. LeSage would then play varsity rugby with the UBC (University of British Columbia) Thunderbirds in Vancouver, British […]

The Toronto Wolfpack faces the London Broncos in Round 16 of the 2019 Betfred Championship
The 2021 NARL season has been cancelled analysis
Raheem Bashir - Jun 8, 2021

The 2021 NARL (North American Rugby League) season announced today that the season has been cancelled. This comes less than a month since the NARL cancelled the 2021 NARL season for the Western Conference. The news on Monday means that six Eastern Conference teams will start their NARL seasons next year. However, the Toronto Wolfpack […]

Toulouse aiming for double after Top 14 final round
Toulouse aiming for double after Top 14 final round

Stade Toulousain are the team to beat following the conclusion of the Top 14 final round. After 26 rounds of almost non-stop action, the Champions Cup winners finished top of the league and will be looking to win their 21st Bouclier des Brennus.  #TOP14 – J26Voici le classement définitif de la saison 2020/2021 !🥇🥈Toulouse et […]

Springbok squad announced
Springbok squad announced to take on the British and Irish Lions: Opinion

The Springbok squad announced on Saturday indicates how Head Coach Jacques Nienaber intends to take on the touring British and Irish Lions team. This follows the announcement of Warren Gatland’s British and Irish Lions squad as well as the coaching team. Many expect this Lions group to be very adventurous in their approach to the […]

Toulouse domination
Another decade of Toulouse domination?
Alastair Telfer - May 24, 2021

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 […]

James O'Connor re-commits to Queensland Reds/Rugby Australia & RWC23023
James O’Connor recommits to Queensland Reds/Rugby Australia and long-term RWC2027

Positive messages continue to come from Rugby Australia, as the news that James O’Connor recommits to the Queensland Reds, and importantly towards the Rugby World Cup 2023. The 30-year-old has re-signed for the next two seasons that will see him remain at Ballymore, until the 2023 tournament in France. 🔐 JOC signs on until 2023! #Wallabies […]

Gastón Mieres of Uruguay playing at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast
Toronto Arrows end their losing streak against the Houston SaberCats
Raheem Bashir - May 20, 2021

The Toronto Arrows were the better team on Saturday. They led throughout the match and never let go of the lead, something they had trouble doing so far this season. Credit to the SaberCats whose tremendous defence helped keep the game close. However, the Arrows dominated possession, especially in the first half and there was […]

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Kieran Read calls time on stellar career
Ross Sanderson - May 19, 2021

This week has seen another legend of the game hang up his boots for good in former All Blacks captain Kieran Read. After the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Tokyo, Read retired from international rugby but has now announced his time on the pitch has officially come to an end. After a stellar career that […]