A Group Day out in the 2011 Rugby World Cup

As we have come to the end of the group stages of the World Cup, I feel this is a good time to reflect upon the 2011 competition in New Zealand. We have seen upsets, dominance, a black wave of power, a French fall, Tongan joy, Irish successes, ...

England winger Delon Armitage receives one-match-ban for high tackle

England winger Delon Armitage has received a one-match-ban for a dangerous high tackle on Scotland full-back Chris Paterson on Saturday during England's close run 16-12 victory. Whilst the tackle was missed by officials at the game he was later ...

Is it about time smaller countries had a chance to host the Rugby World Cup?

Throughout the history of the World Cup, its hosts have all been prestigious rugby playing countries. From the very first World Cup in 1987 hosted by Australia and New Zealand, the tournament has been held by all of the top rugby playing nations ...

Earthquake in New Zealand creates World Cup worry

Following this week’s tragic earthquake in Christchurch, many are worried that the adverse effects of the quake will directly impact the Rugby World Cup in September. More than 75 people were killed and numerous Christchurch buildings collapsed in ...

In rugby, a new contract for the coach kick-starts a losing streak

The world of International rugby is certainly a volatile one. Both Warren Gatland and Andy Robinson recently signed contract extensions with their respective national sides, and both subsequently followed that up with a loss. The Welsh RFU showed ...

Six Nations Preview: The Road to New Zealand starts in Europe

With the road to the World Cup starting in Cardiff tonight, England appear early favourites to take the RBS Six Nations crown; as ever, they’ll face strong competition from France, Wales and Ireland and the tournament could potentially hinge on ...

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