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Month: June 2016

Lions 2017: Squad prediction

Lions 2017: Squad prediction

A Lions squad to beat the All Blacks? So the summer tests are done and dusted with mixed fortunes. 2 series wins, some history but also some concerning performances thrown in. I’ll be having a glance over everything and putting finger to keyboard shortly about that but for now let’s talk……………….LIONS! Yes it’s just a year away. The tour that all rugby players both amateur and pro want to be on, the throwback to the good old days when the…

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I fought the law…..

I fought the law…..

So World Rugby has given the green light for the law changes already in place down south to come into effect from July 1st in the northern hemisphere. You may have missed what the actual changes are so below I’ll have a look and give my take on them. The replacement of a player injured following foul play does not count as one of the allotted number of replacements available to that team. A very sensible, logical move. There is…

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What goes on tour…..

What goes on tour…..

What goes on tour……. The rugby tour. A staple of the game throughout the decades. They come in many shapes and sizes from a quick weekend away to the Vegas of the North; Blackpool to week long trips to somewhere more exotic. But I’m sure it’s not just me that’s noticed that touring is happening less and less frequently now and I’m not entirely certain why. It used to be common practice that at least once a season you would…

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World Rugby to start clamping down on play acting + Law changes

World Rugby to start clamping down on play acting + Law changes

World Rugby starting to take diving and play acting seriously. Good to see, as it’s becoming more and more prevalent in the game. I would like to see on the field punishment for it as well as retrospective action. Losing the player during the match as well as a ban/fine following would stamp it out for good. BBC SPORT World Rugby has introduced a number of law changes to the northern hemisphere game in an effort to stop simulation. Any…

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