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Max Hamid

A recent languages graduate from Bristol who is rugby mad and a keen fan of MMA. Building a portfolio of sports articles as he tries try to crack the sports writing industry. mh13132@my.bristol.ac.uk
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08: Damian Willemse of the Stormers during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Sunwolves at DHL Newlands on July 08, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Petri Oeschger/Gallo Images via Getty Images)

Video: Five Internet Sensations Who Are Destined For Greatness

Nowadays every schoolboy rugby player seems to have a tribute video before they’ve even had a sniff at a professional contract.    But, every now and then you come across a genuine freak of nature who oozes class. We’ve picked out some of the most exciting talents based on their highlights videos and performances here. _________ 5. Damian Willemse Willemse …

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England Player Watch For The Autumn Internationals

This segment will focus on players who are putting their hands up for selection in the run up to the Autumn internationals each week. Form plays such a huge factor in the run up to International selection and one bad game, one red card or one injury could send a familiar faces down the pecking order, such is the the …

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Conor McGregor punches Nate Diaz during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Ranking And Rating The Top UFC Weight Divisions

UFC is back people! The McGregor boxing circus is over and the Irishman is sidelined for now, so let’s turn our attention to the sweet art of MMA. UFC 215 lacks high profile, big names for the casual fan, but there are some insane fights on that card. Cejudo v Reis, Magny v Dos Anjos, Nunes v Shevchenko. However, the …

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Key Head To Head Clashes In The Rugby Championship This Weekend

The first set of fixtures are over and done with which means new match-ups and some new faces. Here are a few intriguing head-to-heads that could determine the outcome in the next set of Rugby Championship fixtures. _____ New Zealand Vs Argentina Santiago Cordero Vs Nehe Milner-Skudder This could be a whole lot of fun. Two of the best hot steppers …

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Ranking The Deadliest Aviva Premiership Backlines

It’s finally here, the wait is over, English club rugby is back and it feels like the quality only gets better and better by the season. The strength in depth and options available to England will make most games intriguing for English fans who should witness some mouth watering clashes over the season. Let’s take a look at each side’s …

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New Zealand 35-29 Australia: Player Ratings

What a game. New Zealand versus Australia on Saturday was an all-time classic packed full of drama, edge and some truly world-class rugby.   Compared to the abysmal performance last week, the Wallabies showed why they are still one of the most dangerous teams on the planet. But, ultimately, the All Blacks’ class shone through. Here’s how the players fared …

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Six Factors In Favour Of A Sensational Conor McGregor Victory

With just hours to go before one of the most eagerly anticipated fights ever, Max Hamid takes a look at six factors in favour of a Conor McGregor win over Floyd Mayweather.  The boxing world has not taken kindly to this fight. The majority of boxing pundits, coaches and fighters see Conor McGregor as an imposter who is tarnishing the …

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Could Kevin Lee Be The UFC’s Floyd Mayweather?

Kevin Lee has just been booked to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 216 for the interim lightweight belt, in a bout that could determine who Conor McGregor will fight if and when he returns to the UFC. Lee, like Mayweather, is no stranger to boos and jeers from the fans, so what about Lee makes him a potential star like …

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PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 19: Uzair Cassiem of the Springbok Team during the Rugby Championship match between South Africa and Argentina at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

South Africa 37-15 Argentina: Player Ratings From Port Elizabeth

South Africa look back to their best after beating Argentina soundly 37-15 at Port Elizabeth on Saturday. The Pumas have some serious discipline issues and experienced a frustrating afternoon away from home. Here are how the two teams fared.   South Africa  Tendai Mtawarira- 8 Tackled his heart out today showing he hasn’t lost any of his typical energy and …

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New Zealand's flanker Liam Squire (C) runs with the ball at Australia's scrum-half Will Genia (L) during the Rugby Championship test match between Australia and the New Zealand All Blacks in Sydney on August 19, 2017.

Australia 34-54 New Zealand: Player Ratings

The All Blacks are back to their unstoppable best with a first half performance of frightening quality, defeating the Wallabies 54-34 in Sydney on Saturday. Australia looked completely shell-shocked but managed a decent second half performance by which time the score was already out of reach. Here are how the players fared in another memorable Bledisloe Cup match. _____ Australia …

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UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs Hall, SSE Arena, Belfast Northern Ireland 19/11/2016 Teruto Ishihara vs Artem Lobov UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor celebrates Artem Lobov's victory Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Matt Mackey

Conor McGregor And The Best Trash Talkers In UFC History

With Conor McGregor’s big money fight with Floyd Mayweather around the corner, it is time to get excited about the final weigh-ins and our last chance to see the pair do some verbal sparring. McGregor has slowly built his reputation in the UFC as the King of trash talking, but he’s not the only one out there. Here are a …

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The Next Generation: An England Young Guns XV

It is a very good time to be an England rugby fan and it would seem that the talent pool at the moment is extremely deep. The England U20 performances in Georgia and Eddie Jones’ decision to start blooding the youth early mean that the next generation of young guns look poised to take over the Premiership. Here is a …

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The Rugby Championship: Strengths and Weaknesses For Each Team

The Rugby Championship has an odd feel to it this year with so many unfamiliar faces in the squads. This year’s tournament is one of the hardest to predict but here are some potential pointers that could help shed light on the sides as we approach the start of the tournament. New Zealand Strengths  Fans from this side of the …

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Seven UFC Fighters Waiting For Conor McGregor To Return

Conor McGregor’s stock could not be higher right now. His face is everywhere, his brand is growing and every fighter on the planet wants a slice of the pie. Every UFC fan is praying for him to knock out Floyd and return home the prodigal son, and if he does, there will be some familiar faces ready to have a …

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Super Rugby Stars Who Are Set To Take The Rugby Championship By Storm

With Super Rugby now finished, it is time to turn our attention to the Rugby Championship. Australia and South Africa are in a transitional period currently, trying new combinations and blooding plenty of youngsters. As for New Zealand, now is as good a time as any to beat them. While Argentina need to prove that Super Rugby is improving their …

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