Farrell’s Ireland peaking for 2023

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Rugby works in cycles. You rise, you peak, and then you decline. Then it is followed by a rebuild and the cycle continues again. The greatest peak at a Rugby World Cup. Something Farrell’s Ireland are striving to emulate. On Saturday, Ireland arguably put together the greatest performance an Irish side has produced against the […] READ MORE



Springboks defeat Scotland after strong second half display: Opinion

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A strong second-half display saw the Springboks defeat Scotland 30 points to 15 at a packed Murrayfield on Saturday. Scorers Scotland : 15 Tries: Stuart Hogg (2). Conversion: Finn Russell. Penalty: Russell. South Africa: 30 Makazole Mapimpi(2). Conversions: Elton Jantjies. Penalties:  Janties (3), Handre Pollard (2), Frans Steyn. Springboks defeat Scotland Tight first half The […] READ MORE


Rosslyn Park FC; sit down interview with Dom Shabbo

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Those who followed rugby prior to the 1990s will be well-aware of the name Rosslyn Park FC. The London side was one of the country’s top teams, twice reaching the final of the National Cup. They have plenty of historic moments since their inception in 1879, which includes partaking in the first-ever rugby games in […] READ MORE


Red Roses win seals favouritism for RWC2021 above rivals New Zealand

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Twin victories; and powerful wins over their Rugby World Cup rivals, mean that this latest Red Roses win has sealed the England women’s favouritism for RWC2021 above their rivals, New Zealand. Record wins at that. 56-15. Another record-winning margin over the current World Champions. And following on from the previous week’s record Red Roses win […] READ MORE


Should Wales embrace the plucky loser tag?

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Should Wales embrace the plucky loser tag? Everyone respects a trier, do they not? Before we look at what this tag means and whether it applies to Wales or not, let’s examine some of the talking points from Saturday’s early evening game. Should Wales embrace the plucky loser tag? Wales were much improved on their […] READ MORE



Rugby Canada: Five things they need to do in the future

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ANALYSIS – Rugby Canada for the first time ever will not appear in a Rugby World Cup. Despite the presence of MLR side, the Toronto Arrows, there is still work that needs to be done. Here are just a few that Canada needs to do to get back on top. Rugby Canada: What they should […] READ MORE


Eddie Jones benches Smith and Dombrandt for England v Tonga

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With respect to Tonga, this will be England’s easiest assignment of the winter. This England v Tonga is a match for the taking, though attacking talents like Alex Dombrandt and Marcus Smith being left on the bench will confuse many England fans in the side announced this Thursday. Owen Farrell comes back at fly-half with […] READ MORE