‘Nobody’s perfect’ and John Eales still giving back to rugby

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Phoning in for a radio interview, John Eales laconically states, “if I hadn’t got that kick, you might not be speaking to me.” That kick being the one in 2000 where, in Wellington, he sunk the hearts of All Blacks fans. Recapturing the Bledisloe Cup, it was a moment where one player stepped up. With […] READ MORE


Top 20 rugby union countries with most registered players

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The world of rugby union is full of countries who sit at the forefront of discussions and success, but many whom have a huge rugby culture sit deeper in the shadows and may shock some fans when they see them in our list of top 20 countries with the most registered players.  World rankings will […] READ MORE


The FOUR teams England could field internationally

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English rugby is on a high following a strong World Cup campaign that saw them lose out to South Africa in the final. Looking at the England squad Eddie Jones has assembled it’s not just the first XV that stands out, but England’s depth.  Robert Rees takes a look at the four impressive sides that […] READ MORE


Bill Beaumont: Opportunities and Challenges for Rugby Union

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Sir Bill Beaumont has recently been re-elected as chairman of the International Rugby Board. He has been in this position since 2016. Beaumont is a former captain of the England team, where he earned 34 caps. He played for England from 1975-82 and for the British and Irish Lions from 1977-80. Opportunities and Challenges for […] READ MORE


The ‘Greatest Amateur XV’ as voted by the public

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The public voted in our polls for the greatest amateur XV side and the results are in! From one to fifteen, and reserves in every shirt, Robert Rees takes you through the team that you voted for. The final count: Greatest amateur XV 1. Os du Randt Despite playing a large chunk of his career, […] READ MORE


What are the skills needed for a good rugby player?

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Millions of young boys and girls dream of playing in the Six Nations tournament or the Rugby World Cup. Yet, only a few elite rugby players are able to achieve that dream. While only the elite players are able to play in the Six Nations and/or Rugby World Cup, the number of players that achieve […] READ MORE


Springbok Rugby World Cup victory provides beacon of hope

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The Springbok Rugby World Cup victory in the 2019 edition hosted by Japan has provided hope for a nation desperate to have something to celebrate. Springbok Rugby World Cup Victory Any country that wins a World Cup will claim that it is important for their country to do so. For South Africa, it is more […] READ MORE


The message fans must share following the Rugby World Cup

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With the World Cup over, there is a message that everyone should share and hope that those who watched rugby for the first time during the Rugby World Cup, will follow them into supporting regular domestic rugby. The message ‘Rugby needs new fans’ Clubs need more supporters through their gates and drinking pints in their […] READ MORE


South Africa win the 2019 Rugby World Cup final

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Rassie Erasmus’ dream journey as the Springboks coach continues as South Africa win the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, to become the first side the win the World Cup having lost a game in the pool stage. South Africa get their third title Joining the ranks of 1995 and 2007, Siya Kolisi’s crew lifted the […] READ MORE