November 2011

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Journey through rugby – Richard Wigglesworth

Richard Wigglesworth is one of three scrum-halves England took to New Zealand as part of their World Cup squad. Here the Saracen takes us through his rugby journey… My hero…

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Meet the one club Man – Louis Deacon

The professional era has made the concept of a ‘one-club man’ seem as outdated as cotton shirts and players having a pint (or ten) with the opposition after a match.…

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Stephen Ferris – The flanker to be feared

Even his team-mates do everything possible to avoid the wrecking ball that is Stephen Ferris. One of Test rugby’s most destructive players, Ferris has developed a ferocious reputation that leaves…

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Future Faces – Henry Slade and Tom Brown

Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs) First there was Olympic diver Tom Daley – now Plymouth College has produced another exceptional athlete in Exeter and England U18 fly-half Henry Slade. The 18-year-old…

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Get to know Welsh workhorse Luke Charteris

One of the great things about rugby is the central role of the unsung hero. You know the guy, he’s in every successful team, smashing into rucks, carrying the ball…

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Learn how to maintain your Lean Mass

Four- to six-week dedicated spells will help you stay lean up top, writes Darren Grewcock Bench Press The daddy of upper-body exercises, this is a good test of where you’re…

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October Bargain Buys

When times are tough a bargain or two is just what you need to beat the financial blues. So Rugby World is coming to the rescue but scouring the web…

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Lawrence Dallaglios’ World Cup verdict

I really enjoyed the pool stage of the World Cup, despite a few early alarm calls! If I’d been watching as a fan I’d have dipped in and out of…

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Sean Fitzpatricks’ World Cup verdict

I’m delighted with the shape the All Blacks are in as the knockout stage begins. The big game to date was against France and we were right on the money,…