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Ben Lewis

Ben Lewis
My name is Ben Lewis, 28, and I'm from Swansea in South Wales. I live and breath rugby, and apart from being a frustrated Wales supporter I worship the All Blacks and super rugby. I'm full of cynical humour and love a good laugh

Can Wales Beat England In The Pool Of Death Crunch Game?

England vs Wales games have always been associated with savagery, brutality, hatred, anguish, animosity and an overbearing sense of passion. There is no denying that this week’s titanic clash will offer anything less. Wales, bogged down by a cruel streak of injuries, have a mammoth task ahead in conquering England at Twickenham. Riding on the tail-end of a lukewarm performance …

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Seven Players That Have Everything To Prove At The Rugby World Cup

While it is rare a team will include any dead weight in their precious thirty-one man Rugby World Cup roster, certain players are still selected on reputation and experience, as opposed to form. Ben Lewis looks at seven surprise inclusions that have an incredible opportunity to repay the faith shown in them. ____ 1) Sonny Bill Williams (NZ) Still an asset most coaches would kill …

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Wales Have Gone From Heroes To Zeros

The wheels look like they may have come off the Welsh war machine. They did manage a narrow win over an industrious and highly-competitive Azzuri side, yet Wales will be sifting through the ashes of a shock near-miss come Monday. Coming into the game with high expectations and the opportunity for fringe players in the 31-man squad to put up their …

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12 Big-Name Players Who Will Miss The Rugby World Cup

It’s inevitable that when a team announces its 31-man Rugby World Cup squad, there’s always one or two shocking omissions. Sadly, thats’s the nature of the beast and sport can be ruthless. With that in mind, let’s look at twelve world-class players who have been unlucky, if not kicking themselves, to have been left out. ______ 1) Francois Trinh-Duc (FRA) The …

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Wales Select Their RWC Squad & It’s Very, Very Strong

Warren Gatland has included Cardiff Blues centre Cory Allen and Bristol fly half Matthew Morgan in his 31 man squad for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup. Allen, 22, is a surprise selection but gets the nod at the expense of Tyler Morgan who misses out. He joins Harlequin-bound behemoth Jamie Roberts and Scott Williams in the midfield. Giant wing George …

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Could The Boks Make The World Cup Final?

It’s not often a Southern Hemisphere team with the calibre of South Africa loses four tests in a row, against four different teams. In fact, for the Springboks it’s been 50 years since history duly repeated itself. Coming out of the Rugby Championship propping up the table is nothing to be proud about, especially with a World Cup around the …

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Sam Burgess – Dead Weight Or Dead Cert?

Stuart Lancaster has a major decision to make in the next seven days; is Sam Burgess the right man to lead England to World Cup glory? Ben Lewis discusses. Sam Burgess’ first top flight rugby union game came against Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership on November  2014. His long anticipated switch to the fifteen man code didn’t exactly set the …

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Can Wales Qualify From The Pool Of Death?

Let’s face it, Wales have been handed a stinker. A World Cup pool in which they must either beat England or Australia, if not both, should they wish to progress to the knockout stages. Wales have been drawn into a dogfight on the back of a run of poor games in the 2012 autumn internationals, thus consigning them to a …

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