Posted 132 days ago
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Posted 139 days ago
GET THE chopping block ready. Remove the ceremonial stretching-rings. It’s time to put my neck on the line. The season has, so far, provided very few genuine shocks. However, as all competitions enter the business end in a few months time, the increased impact of collisions and desperation in the faces of season-wearied professionals will ensure the edge of our seats will be as worn out as Emeli Sandé after her Olympics sing-athon.
Posted 151 days ago
The England centre has an off-the-wall chat with Sarah Mockford
RUGBY WORLD: Do you have any nicknames?
BRAD BARRITT: My family call me ‘Dub’ as I was the double of my dad when I was young. The England guys call me ‘Shovel Face’, which isn’t very nice. I’m not too fond of it, but if it raises the spirits of other players…
Posted 162 days ago
RUGBY IS a subjective old sport. When it comes to talk of who is top of the pile, it’s hard to come to a definitive answer, with pub-know-it-alls basing opinions on one performance, one eye-catching run or one cobbled cliché. It is true that statistics can be used to say whatever you want, torn out of context and pasted into whatever scheme you would like to champion.
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Posted 203 days ago
HARLEQUINS WON their first Aviva Premiership title last season, beating Leicester in the final, and they are now going well on both the domestic and European fronts – but what sort of music gets the players fired up for a match? And are there any talented singers in the squad? Here, Quins lock George Robson gives us the low-down on…
Posted 204 days ago
Posted 205 days ago
BRYAN REDPATH has been removed as Director of Rugby at Sale Sharks, with chief executive Steve Diamond taking charge of all coaching matters for the remainder of the season. John Mitchell is expected to join the club as a consultant in the coming weeks and has given his input towards selection for Friday’s match against London Irish.
Posted 206 days ago
THE EUROPEAN break may have either been an unmitigated success or an unqualified nightmare for the UK’s elite sides, but there was no time to pause and reflect as both domestic leagues returned this weekend. Never short of drama, here are the winners and losers from Round Seven of the Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro12: