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Dominant England defeat All Blacks in thrilling semi-final: the view from the sofa

The day had arrived. Sleepless nights rose into restless mornings. Weeks of waiting, four years of yearning, had arrived at this Scottish Saturday sunrise. The motley group begin to emerge from their slumbers: the rugby-bred bunch of boys hungry for entertainment, shunning their books for a day of voyeuristic delight, the buoyant Biomed student determined […]

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New Zealand and Rugby Union legend Jonah Lomu dies

It has been a year of triumph and tragedy for all involved with New Zealand rugby. There have been dizzying highs – the retention of their World Cup title, a glorious conclusion to the All Black careers of several all-time Rugby Union greats and the continuation of the All Blacks’ utter dominance of global Rugby Union […]

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All Blacks make World Cup history in Antipodean epic

The Ka Mate, better known as the haka that was seen not once but twice at the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, begins by questioning “Will I die, will I die? Or will I live, will I live?” Perhaps ironically, such a question seemed to reverberate more with the beleaguered Wallabies, who’s chances of success […]