1. Best XV in World Rugby for Weekend of January 1-3

    Some of England's major powers suffered significant setbacks as the 2016 calendar got underway this weekend, with Bath and Wasps suffering notable losses to Newcastle Falcons and Sale Sharks, respectively...

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  2. Biggest Winners and Losers in World Rugby for Weekend of January 1-3

    Rugby outfits across the continent are hoping 2016 will be their year, with some seeking major improvements and others looking to merely see more of the same continued success...

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  3. 5 Bold Predictions for World Rugby in 2016

    The year of 2016 will see rugby sevens make its bow as an Olympic sport and also heralds a new era for many of the world's top sides...

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  4. A-Z of World Rugby in 2015

    2015 was arguably the finest year of rugby in the professional era. Internationally, New Zealand were world champions, Australia won the Rugby Championship and Ireland retained the Six Nations...

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  5. 5 Players Who May Retire from International Rugby in 2016

    Rugby was saddened to see a long line of international veterans leave the sport in 2015, and 2016 presents another host of potential retirees nearing the end of their playing days...

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  6. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of December 26-27

    The last round of 2015 action saw some significant results in heavyweight clashes in France, while Saracens ploughed on in England...

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  7. Ranking the Biggest Hits in World Rugby for Weekend of December 26-27

    Your belated big-hits Christmas present is here, with a pleasing combination of ball-stealing brilliance and bone-jarring physicality to see the year out...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 528 reads 0 comments

  8. Best XV in World Rugby for Weekend of December 26-27

    The Christmas calendar was extremely kind to the sporting masses this weekend as a jam-packed schedule of top-tier rugby helped warm up the European audience...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 1 month ago 1,209 reads 0 comments

  9. Biggest Winners and Losers in World Rugby for Weekend of December 26-27

    A Boxing Day weekend of sport provided ample entertainment as rugby fans from across Europe were given a late Christmas gift in the form of thrills, spills and plenty of entertainment...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 1 month ago 1,367 reads 0 comments

  10. Ranking the 5 Best Goalkickers in World Rugby Right Now

    No man bears more individual pressure in a rugby team than the goalkicker. The spotlight falls upon him more intensely as he lines up his shot at goal than at any other point of the game...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 1,712 reads 0 comments

  11. Nehe Milner-Skudder: World Rugby's Emerging Star of 2015

    There are many reasons to argue 2015 as possibly the most successful year in New Zealand's rugby history, but it will also be remembered as the year Nehe Milner-Skudder took on the best of the best and won...

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  12. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of December 18-20

    Lots of movement beneath an unchanged top three this week. Ulster and Wasps both recorded significant wins in the context of their pools, while Harlequins entered the fray for a ...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 610 reads 0 comments

  13. Sam Burgess: World Rugby's Biggest Flop of 2015

    Sam Burgess was, without doubt, the biggest flop in international rugby in 2015. To be a flop is to perform well below the expectations coaches, fans and the media set, and in the case of Burgess, because these hopes were set too high, he flopped...

    Daniel Rey Written by Daniel Rey about 1 month ago 1,295 reads 1 comments

  14. Wallaby Adam Ashley-Cooper's Hilarious Response to Twitter Feud with BOD

    Wallabies' star Adam Ashley-Cooper has taken the upper hand in a very tongue-in-cheek Twitter "feud" with Ireland Rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll , recording a video of him "making ...

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  15. Ranking the Biggest Hits in World Rugby for Weekend of December 18-20

    Our pre-Christmas round-up of crunches and collisions is compiled from the weekend's Champions Cup action...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 340 reads 0 comments

  16. Ranking the Top 5 Coaches in International Rugby in 2015

    The top five coaches in international rugby in 2015 are all from the southern hemisphere, but one gets in to this list for his work with a European team...

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  17. Best XV in World Rugby for Weekend of December 18-20

    England's giants are on the rise in this season's European Rugby Champions Cup following a thrilling weekend of action leading into the Christmas break...

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  18. Biggest Winners and Losers in World Rugby for Weekend of December 18-20

    The European Rugby Champions Cup was once again at centre stage this weekend, which saw Wasps, Toulon and Ulster do their pool bids the world of good with some very valuable victories...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 1 month ago 1,264 reads 0 comments

  19. Ranking the 5 Best Back Rows in World Rugby Right Now

    The back row has become the most important unit on the field in modern rugby union. Defensively, they are the men who commonly end up on top of the tackle count and are the players responsible for winning back possession at the tackle area...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 436 reads 0 comments

  20. Why Eddie Jones Would Be Wrong to Appoint Dylan Hartley as England Captain

    Dylan Hartley appears set to be named England captain in a bold move by new head coach Eddie Jones, as reported by BBC Sport ...

    Daniel Rey Written by Daniel Rey about 1 month ago 1,261 reads 4 comments

  21. Why England Should Retain Chris Robshaw as Captain

    Not even a month into his reign as England head coach, Eddie Jones is already making the tough decisions on how best to shake up the national team, and his first order of business may be electing a new captain...

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  22. Oxford Rugby Player Dislocates Finger, Has It Put Back Like It's Nothing

    There aren't many sports injuries more painful than a dislocation. Even worse than the initial injury comes the bit where the runaway digit/limb has to be put back into place...

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  23. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of December 11-13

    Saracens and Toulon last met in the final of the 2013-2014 Heineken Cup, and the signs are they will be the teams to beat in pursuit of the European Rugby Champions Cup trophy this season...

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  24. Ranking the Biggest Hits in World Rugby for Weekend of December 11-13

    The European Champions Cup pool stage reached its halfway point at the weekend and there was plenty of passion on display as sides continue to jockey for quarter-final spots...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 474 reads 0 comments

  25. Best XV in World Rugby for Weekend of December 11-13

    A man-of-the-match performance from Exeter Chiefs No. 8 Thomas Waldrom drove his side to a momentous win over Clermont Auvergne on Saturday to highlight the Champions Cup's comeback...

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