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Shooting The Messengers: How Rugby’s Attitude To Referees Is Changing For The Worse

Rugby has long treasured the way referees and match officials are treated with dignity, respect and honour, but are these attitudes changing? We’ve all seen the meme about how South Africa’s Lood de Jager apologises to the referee, referring to the official as ‘sir’. It’s done the rounds on the internet and encapsulates how so many fans love the idea …

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The Top 10 Goal Kickers In World Rugby Right Now

England v Wales - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015

Over the years we have all at some time debated the identity of the world’s best goal kickers. Indeed many of us have had that very argument over a few too many jars. Therefore, while we might all come up a very similar top 10, many of us will disagree over the order. As a result, we have had to turn to cold hard …

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Opinion: Why Great Britain Should Be Proud Of Silver

The writers of The Simpsons once persuaded astronaut Buzz Aldrin to utter the words: “Second comes right after first!” for one of their episodes. Even though it was meant ironically, in terms of Great Britain’s efforts at the Olympics they should genuinely feel a sense of achievement. Englishman Ben Ryan has been the head coach of Fijian sevens since September …

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Fee Agreed: Everton Closing In On £12m John Stones Replacement

SWANSEA, WALES - JANUARY 10: Ashley Williams of Swansea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and West Ham United at Liberty Stadium on January 10, 2015 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Having confirmed the £47.5m sale of John Stones to Manchester City this morning, Everton are already closing in on his replacement. The 22-year-old England international’s move to the Etihad was finalised late last night, with both clubs agreeing to wait until 11am this morning to publicly announce what is a record fee for an English defender. Sky Sports are this …

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Making History: Rugby’s Oldest Clubs, Competitions, Stadiums, Players And More

We delve into rugby’s wonderful history and find out about its oldest clubs, oldest stadiums, oldest competitions and fixtures and its oldest players. This fantastic sport that we all love has such an elaborate history, but who are the record breakers when it comes to longevity? We’ll start with the oldest club. Rugby’s oldest club Blackheath FC based in south-east …

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International Rugby: World’s Best Try Scorers XV

We all love to see lots of tries in a game of rugby, but who are the most prolific try scorers in the history of international rugby? We put together a team made up of the highest try scorers in each position. 1) Martin Scelzo (12 tries) Argentina’s Scelzo scored twelve tries throughout his career and was a part of …

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Rugby’s Fortresses: The World’s Ten Most Daunting Stadiums

What are the most difficult stadiums to go to and win a test? Using winning percentages to rank the world’s international grounds, we have come up with a list of the top ten most daunting and intimidating places to play rugby for any visiting team. Anyone who has been to the Millennium Stadium during a sell-out and with the roof …

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Injury Blow For Scarlets And Wales Prop Rob Evans

Wales scrum half Rhys Webb (l) and Rob Evans

The Scarlets have been dealt an injury blow with the news that Rob Evans will miss the start of the season after having an operation to repair a tendon in his wrist. _____ The powerful prop is likely to be out of action for two months and may not be back until November. He may also be a doubt for …

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