THE LIONS registered their first loss of the tour with a 14 – 12 defeat against the Brumbies. Prior to this game the Lions had been able to rely on their set-piece – this was not the case on Tuesday. The Lions’ scrum was under pressure in the first half. It reduced the opportunity for quick eight/nine pickups and didn’t yield a single penalty in the first half.
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WHEN ONE former Wallaby was asked whether he would be happy to be a senior Western Force player rested for today’s clash with the British and Irish Lions he responded with: “No way in Hell!”
In 2001 Jim Williams and his ACT Brumbies played the Lions in a mid-week match between the first and second Tests. They had just come off the back of a Super Rugby title two months before – the first time a side outside of New Zealand had ruled SANZAR – and they were missing their major names.
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THE POOL draw for the 2015 World Cup takes place at 3pm today – and you can watch it unfold live here. Who will defending champions New Zealand be grouped with? Who will hosts England play in the pool stages? And will Wales drop to ninth in the world rankings mean they are in the toughest group? Find out as…
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WRESTLING DRILLS are a great conditioning tool for rugby and help to bring a competitive edge to training. Rugby World fitness editor John Dams, Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning, suggests using the Thai-style clinch (above) and Greco-Roman wrestle in training – and these videos show you how to do it…
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IN FRANCE they call them ‘les barrages’, in English we’d call them ‘play-offs’; perhaps the best description is the Top 14 quarter-finals, which is in effect what unfolds on Saturday when Castres host Montpellier and Racing Metro visit Toulon, writes Gavin Mortimer.
At stake is a semi-final place the following weekend with the winner of the first tie facing Toulouse and…
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LONDON WELSH showed the RFU exactly what they thought of the their decision to bar them from the Aviva Premiership by making the Cornish Pirates walk the plank at the Mennaye Field last night. Club chairman, Bleddyn Phillips told Sky Sports that London Welsh had made an arrangement with the Kassam Stadium in Oxford, specifically to enable them to schedule games as required by Premiership Rugby and the host broadcaster.
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LONDON WELSH are to be denied entry to the Aviva Premiership, even if they win the right to dine at English rugby’s top table by beating the Cornish Pirates.
The RFU’s Board of Directors announced this afternoon that they have accepted the findings of independent auditors in response to the Exiles’ request for scrutiny. The auditors concluded that London Welsh have…
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JOHN DAMS, Rugby World fitness editor and Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning, has highlighted two great conditioning exercises. They are fantastic exercises for the front-five forwards in particular and will get you working hard. These videos will show you how to do them…
With the sled drag, use a Prowler or any other robust sled. Work with your face to…
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By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor
ANTICS ON the football field lately, particularly the endless diving and poor attitudes on show in the Barcelona-Real Madrid Champions League semi-final, have left many fans disenchanted with the game. Then there are all the sordid tales of off-field misbehaviour in the tabloids – and that’s before you consider all the stories now protected…