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Can you be too small for uni rugby?

The old adage of “you’re too small to play rugby” is still ever present in our sport today. From young children just starting out in the sport being told they’re too small to play under-9s rugby, all the way to international levels where a “size advantage” is exactly that: an advantage. But how much does […]

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Spirited Scotland fall short against the Mighty Blossoms

We have had anticipation, excitement and world-class rugby. Japan 2019 has left nothing to the imagination, gifting rugby fans worldwide with a tournament destined for the history books. The recent fixture between Japan and Scotland was to be no different. Storm Hagibis threatened the Scottish side with an automatic knock-out from the tournament. Having not […]

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Rugby World Cup 2019: quarter-final assessment

England vs Australia Prior to the clash, Japan 2019 had not yet really tested England. Their match against Argentina was rendered null as a contest when an early red card ended the South Americans’ chances of victory. The game against France was then called off due to Typhoon Hagibis and the men in white had […]

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Rugby World Cup Preview: how will the Home Nations do?

After a glorious summer dominated by the successes of England’s cricketing heroes, football and rugby have returned to our screens and back pages, fighting for supremacy in the national sporting consciousness. The Premier League has produced several shocks already, none more unexpected than newly-promoted Norwich’s victory over reigning champions Manchester City. One man who would […]

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Israel Folau may not be a monster, but he is certainly no martyr

Israel Folau’s Instagram biography is succinct, and tells you a great deal about the man behind the account: ‘Living for Jesus Christ.’ The majority of his posts follow a similarly evangelical theme, expressing a strong faith that he shares with millions around the world. Not everybody carries the same set of beliefs, but there should […]

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Ireland secure Grand Slam as 2019 Rugby World Cup draws closer

Bookmakers have slashed odds on Ireland to win the World Cup after they clinched the 2018 Six Nations title by claiming a bonus point win over Scotland in Dublin, whilst England succumbed to a defeat at the hands of France. Ireland have produced impressive performances throughout the championship, finishing 11 points ahead of their closest […]

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Scots look to progress despite defeat against South Africa

Scotland’s 16-34 loss to South Africa was both a reminder of how far Scotland have come under Vern Cotter’s leadership and how far they have to go to pose a serious challenge to the real titans of global rugby union. Despite what Scotland winger Tim Visser claimed in pre-match interviews, this Scotland side had the […]