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Rugby sevens makes a triumphant return after a 92-year absence

At the recently concluded Olympic Games in Rio, rugby union made a triumphant return after a 92-year absence in the form of its abbreviated version, 7-a-side rugby and it did not fail to deliver. At the end of the day, this was to increase the global popularity of the sport, which has been ongoing since […]

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Singing the praises of Andy Goode

Andy Goode, 35-year-old former England international fly-half, recently made a comeback in December 2015 by signing with Newcastle Falcons for three months. One commentator suggested it was ‘rather an elaborate way to dodge pre-season’. Goode has attained cult status amongst rugby fans throughout the years. Nghia Mai would like to pay tribute  in the form […]

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Georgia and Romania push for inclusion in Six Nations

On the official Facebook page of the RBS Six Nations, there was a drawing featuring caricatures of Georgian and Romanian rugby players as barbarians charging into an impenetrable medieval Six Nations castle. At first one might just laugh at this attempt at banter, but, as the old saying goes, a picture tells a thousand words. The […]

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Noves’ Six Nations selection heralds new era of French rugby

For so long the French national rugby union team was a team feared for its paradoxical combination of Latin flair and Anglo-Saxon rugged physicality. However, the nine time Grand Slam winners and twice World Cup finalists had not fared well under the four-year reign of Philippe Saint-Andre. Since 2012, they had reached no higher than […]

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Popularity of rugby slowly increasing in Asia ahead of the 2019 World Cup

2015 was a momentous year for the game played in heaven. The sport’s showpiece tournament the Rugby World Cup, was seen by many as the most successful tournament so far. Anyone who followed the World Cup, whether hardcore followers or neutrals, will never forget the moment when Japan’s Karne Hesketh crossed the try line in […]