1. The World's Most Iconic Rugby Grounds

    Rugby is a sport that has always embraced tradition, and the heavy emphasis it has always put on the social side —nowadays mostly in the amateur ranks —has seen many of its great venues take on iconic status over the years...

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  2. A Plan to Make Northern and Southern Hemisphere Rugby Refereeing More Consistent

    Rugby referees from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres have had differing interpretations of the laws of rugby union for more than a decade now...

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  3. Ranking the Best 6 Locks Ever in Rugby

    Second rows are considered the engine room of rugby scrums; they are traditionally the hard men of most teams and very often make great leaders, as we see from our selection below...

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  4. Power Ranking Europe's Top 10 Rugby Clubs

    It's still the early days on the European club scene, but there have been enough performances of note to produce a power ranking...

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  5. 6 Things We Learned in the Aviva Premiership This Weekend

    The second round of the Aviva Premiership threw up one or two surprise and gave further confirmation of who will be the teams to beat this season, or not in one or two cases...

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  6. New Zealand vs. South Africa: Key Battles to Watch

    The 2013 Rugby Championship hots up this weekend with what promises to be the first genuine showdown of the tournament as New Zealand host South Africa at Eden Park in Auckland...

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  7. Australia vs. Argentina: Players with a Point to Prove

    Argentina will never have a better chance of registering their maiden Rugby Championship victory than when they meet struggling Australia in Perth on this upcoming Saturday night...

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  8. Ranking the 6 Best Flankers of All Time

    Of all ranking lists for positions in rugby union, selecting the six all-time best flankers is the most difficult. Flankers are the fans' favourites because of the everyman role they perform...

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  9. Power Ranking Europe's Top 10 Clubs

    A power ranking of Europe's top 10 clubs cannot be based on a definitive set of criteria, but instead must be a reflection of a team's success, its history, fan base and spending power...

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  10. 6 Things We Learned in the Aviva Premiership This Weekend

    Fans of domestic rugby in England were treated to a cracking opening round of the 2013/14 Aviva Premiership that included an abundance of tries, one particularly surprising result and some typically inclement weather...

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  11. Australia V South Africa: Key Battles to Watch

    Australia host South Africa in the third round of the 2013 Rugby Championship on Saturday, desperate to get their first win of the tournament and to snap an unbeaten Springboks' run that is starting to gather momentum...

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  12. New Zealand vs. Argentina: Players with a Point to Prove

    With two games down in the 2013 Rugby Championship , New Zealand have continued where they left off last year...

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  13. 10 Players with a Point to Prove in the Aviva Premiership This Season

    Pressure on rugby players exists in a variety forms. It comes from expectation following a high-profile move between clubs, from ambition to play at international level, perhaps from a desire to prove age has yet to diminish their ability...

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  14. Predicting Champions, Playoff Teams and Relegated Teams in Aviva Premiership

    Perhaps the greatest achievement of the Aviva Premiership rugby season is the fact that most games are keenly contested...

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  15. Ranking the 6 Best No. 8s in Rugby History

    Some ranking lists more or less choose themselves, but deciding on the best No. 8s in rugby history is a task that will cause much debate. A quality No. 8 usually distinguishes himself by being a jack of all trades...

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  16. Rugby's Unwanted Records

    Records are usually associated with achievements to be proud of. But competition is fundamental to sport, so there must be losers as well as winners...

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  17. Argentina's Leonardo Senatore and Rugby's Other Infamous Biting Incidences

    Argentina's 22-17 loss to South Africa in The Rugby Championship made headlines last weekend due to two acts of alleged foul play, including one of biting by Argentine Leonardo Senatore...

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  18. Ranking the 6 Best Scrum-Halves in Rugby History

    Ranking the best scrum-halves in rugby history is one of the easier lists to produce due to the nature of the position. Scrum-halves also tend to be some of the biggest personalities, a trait required for their pivotal role...

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  19. 6 Things Ewen McKenzie Must Improve for Australia's Championship Campaign

    It has been a tough baptism to international rugby for new Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie and a tough start to the 2013 Rugby Championship for his Australia side Two convincing losses ...

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  20. Chris Robshaw and England's Back-Row Riches

    After recently signing a new contract with his club Harlequins , Chris Robshaw will be focusing on cementing his spot in the England side for the forthcoming international season...

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  21. New Zealand vs. Australia: Key Battles to Watch

    New Zealand will expect to keep alive their perfect record in the Rugby Championship when they host Australia in Wellington in the second round of the 2013 tournament on Saturday...

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  22. The 5 Biggest Prima Donnas in Rugby

    Rugby is a hard, hard sport and not known for producing prima donnas. Such are the traditions and physical demands of the game, the traits that might characterize someone as a prima ...

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  23. Ranking the 6 Best Fly-Halves in Rugby History

    As the heartbeat and playmaker of most teams, the fly-half is often the most prominent player on the pitch...

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  24. Analyzing Implications of New Rules of Engagement at Scrums

    Despite what some cynics may think, the introduction of the new scrum laws during the first round of the Rugby Championship was not to make life significantly easier for every prop that wears the gold and green of Australia ...

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  25. Breaking Down Matt Toomua's Test Debut

    Any debut that ends in a six-try 47-29 hammering can hardly be greeted with huge enthusiasm. Matt Toomua was on the wrong end of an All Blacks thumping while making his Wallabies debut in the opening clash of the 2013 Rugby Championship in Sydney...

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