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The Student Sport’s Team of the Rugby World Cup

15 – Fullback – Ben Smith (New Zealand) Without a doubt one of the most consistent players throughout the tournament New Zealand’s electric fullback was crucial to the All Blacks run to the final and highlighted his qualities with a fine piece of play to set up Beauden Barrett’s tournament-clinching try. Dominant in the air, […]

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‘Penaltygate’ shows cowardice of Craig Joubert under pressure

In 1963, the greatest robbery in history took place on a train going from Glasgow to London. However, in the 2015 World Cup that title was handed to the Scotland vs Australia quarter final. The mastermind behind this robbery – referee Craig Joubert.  In the last minute Joubert awarded a penalty to Australia which saw […]

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Rugby World Cup more physical and more dangerous than ever

The early stages of the 2015 Rugby World Cup have certainly been eventful, but a number of issues have arisen within this short space of time, arguably the most important of which being whether or not the Dan Biggar shuffle is now a legitimate dance move. Even so, this World Cup has proven that the […]

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“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.”

You perhaps would not expect the Fijian National Rugby Team to be massive fans of Benjamin Franklin, but it would appear that they have taken to heart one of his more famous phrases: “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.” This comes after news of the Fijians training for their opening Rugby World Cup clash against […]

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Scotland can be quietly optimistic about World Cup success

With the opening weekend of the 2015 Rugby World Cup looming, Scottish rugby fans are once again left expecting a tournament full of predictably unpredictable performances. Scotland have an unwanted track record of defying the odds and disappointing their fans in equal measure, and their World Cup preparations have given little cause to believe they […]