May 2011

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Eoin Reddan – Spotlight

Martin johnson had warned about premature talk of a Six Nations Grand Slam. The England manager knew only too well that playing Ireland in Dublin in the final round would…

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Tom Wood Spotlight

THE BIGGEST compliment anyone can pay Tom Wood is that when Tom Croft returned from injury towards the end of the Six Nations, it was Wood and not the Leicester…

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Ben Youngs – The App addict

RUGBY WORLD: Who did you share a room with during the Six Nations? Ben Youngs: Tom Croft. We get on great but he breathes really heavily when he sleeps. And…

Corbisiero returns from international duty to start for London Irish

Journey through Rugby – Alex Corbisiero

The first thing my dad did on arriving in Kingston, Surrey, from America when I was five was settle me into a rugby club. I loved my time playing at…

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Stairway to Sevens fitness

Sevens is a great way to stay rugby-fit over the summer, writes Brett Davison, England Sevens physio and strength & conditioning coach. A more specialised sort of fitness is required…

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The best British Rugby Books of 2010

The British Sports Book Awards, encompassing the best in British and Irish sports literature over the past 12 months, take place in London on 9 May. Six titles are competing…

Gloucester celebrate winning the 2011 LV Cup

Has the LV Cup lost its sheen?

Katie Field questions the future of a competition which has lost its focal point… THE victory celebrations were loud and long, but will Gloucester’s 34-7 win over Newcastle in this…

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Ryan Jones – Man on a mission

Things change quickly in rugby, just ask Ryan Jones. Back in November he had “the worst 20 minutes of my rugby career”. First he was responsible for conceding the late…