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Olly Barkley Tackles Pitch-Invading Rugby Fan

Posted on 17 Apr, 2012, by in Rugby

Olly Barkley forgot what it’s like to be recognized among non-rugby union fans, among people outside of Bath. It’s been quite a long time since he’s played for England, but he never got this kind of recognition life after he tackled an invading fan onto the pitch during Bath’s loss to Sale in the Aviva Premiership. More

Manu Tuilagi With the Biggest Hit of the Season

Posted on 4 Apr, 2012, by in Rugby

Manu Tuilagi is back in action for the Leicester Tigers after a rather impressive Six Nations campaign with England, finishing second behind Wales, winning four of five matches. Tuilagi scored one try during the championship. Now he’s back in the Aviva Premiership, with extra bone crunching tackles to announce his return. More

Tom Croft Comes Out the Hero of Le Crunch (France vs England)

Posted on 11 Mar, 2012, by in Rugby

England, for the first time in their Six Nations history, won three away matches, leaving themselves a small chance to still win the 2012 championship after a dramatic and hard earned 24-22 win over France in Paris, doing what the Irish couldn’t manage a week earlier – Hold on to a well deserved lead, just by enough. More

One More Left For the Grand Slam (Wales vs Italy)

Posted on 10 Mar, 2012, by in Rugby

Jamie Roberts scored the first try of the match after 49 minutes, while most were thinking Wales would be comfortably ahead at that point against a rugged but unimaginative Italian side. Nonetheless, Warren Gatland’s lads took another big step towards securing the Grand Slam, beating Italy 24-3, making it four for four in their 2012 Six Nations campaign. More

Tommy Bowe Show Not Enough (France vs Ireland)

Posted on 4 Mar, 2012, by in Rugby

Ireland don’t normally find success when playing in Paris against France in the Six Nations, but Tommy Bowe and his two brilliant tries in the first half gave them hope of winning their first match there since 2000, but the French had an impressive and powerful first twenty minutes in the first half, pulling through to a 17-17 draw. More

Scott Williams Makes it a Triple Crown (England vs Wales)

Posted on 25 Feb, 2012, by in Rugby

Scott Williams scored the dramatic winning try for Wales, David Strettle was just short of scoring one for England, but Sam Warburton was the big hero in Wales’ 19-12 win over England, carrying on with their perfect 2012 Six Nation campaign, securing their first triple crown since 2008. More

Super Rugby and Australia Waiting for Sebastian Chabal

Posted on 14 Feb, 2012, by in Rugby

Sebastien Chabal, the 34 year old former French international may be taking his talents to Australia and be a part of the up and coming 2012 Super Rugby season, after a fallout between him and his Racing Metro coach Pierre Berbizier regarding his new contract led the Chabal leaving the club. More

Life Between Rugby and Boxing for Sonny Bill Williams

Posted on 8 Feb, 2012, by in Rugby

Sonny Bill Williams, now not just a world champion with the All Blacks, but also New Zealand’s heavyweight boxing champion, after beating Clarence Tilman III inside the first round, despite being outweighed by 21 kilograms. More

Rugby Union is Not Soccer

Posted on 10 Jan, 2012, by in Rugby

Nigel Owens is a Welsh Rugby Union referee, and in a recent match between Munster and Treviso he made it very clear to the players while talking off one of them how he views soccer and the way that game is refereed. More

Erotic Videos Improve Rugby Performance

Posted on 3 Jan, 2012, by in Rugby

Sex before a match will always be a debatable subject, but according to a recent UK study, erotic movies are not. The recent experiment, involving 12 players from a professional Rugby Union team in the Aviva Premiership, revealed findings suggesting that players watching erotic or aggressive videos can boost a player’s physical performance. More