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International Rugby: World’s Best Try Scorers XV

We all love to see lots of tries in a game of rugby, but who are the most prolific try scorers in the history of international rugby? We put together a team made up of the highest try scorers in each position. 1) Martin Scelzo (12 tries) Argentina’s Scelzo scored twelve tries throughout his career and was a part of …

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Exclusive – England’s Maggie Alphonsi: ‘Wanting To Be The Best Is What Has Always Driven Me’

“Playing in the final against New Zealand, singing the national anthem and having about 14,000 in there, singing the anthem back to you, it fills you with a lot of emotions and you feel very passionate about your country, what you stand for and what you’re there for.” Passionately patriotic and with an unwavering desire to succeed, England’s Maggie Alphonsi …

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Graham Henry Suggests Radical Breakdown Law Change

New Zealand IRB RWC 2011 Celebration Parade

Graham Henry has argued for changes to be made to rugby’s breakdown laws. As rugby has become increasingly physical since the game turned professional, World Rugby have trialled and adapted the laws governing the sport on a regular basis to ensure the safety of players. Given the number of injuries suffered by front rows, the scrum has come in for particular attention, …

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New Zealand’s Greatest XV

As part of a series of articles on the best sides from each nation, we turn our attentions next to the greatest players to have ever played for New Zealand’s revered All Blacks. Rather than simply producing a subjective team list based on one person’s opinions, we will go through several statistically-based sides to help you decide on your ultimate …

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International Rugby: The Greatest Captains XV

At the heart of every good team is a fantastic captain and there have been some truly great leaders in rugby over the years. We decided to put together a XV made up of the most successful captains in the history of rugby union. 1) Wilson Whineray (22 wins) As a player, Sir Wilson Whineray played 32 tests for the …

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Ranking Rugby’s Top Five Fly-Halves

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Dan Carter of the New Zealand All Blacks in action during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between South Africa and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on October 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Earlier in the week we orchestrated a ranking of who presently resides as the five best full-backs in world rugby, which lead to an array of discussion and debate online, so, keeping in line with this theme it is now time to move on to possibly the most coveted position of all: number 10. — Owen Farrell Not many words …

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Rugby: The New World Order

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: The New Zealand players celebrate winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Following the conclusion of last years Rugby World Cup in which the might of the All Blacks once again stamped it’s authority on world rugby as the predominant playing force in the game by securing its second successive William Webb Ellis trophy, a void was somewhat left with the international retirement of some of the games leading stalwarts including the …

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Bagpipes, Poetry & Rhinos: The Hidden Talents Of Five Rugby Superstars

Modern rugby players today are no one-dimensional, grunting goliaths – well, most of ’em. We take a look at five rugby superstars that smash the ‘rugby head’ stereotype with inspirational talents that would make Simon Cowell break his golden buzzer. _____ Maro Itoje Many plaudits have already been written about Itoje’s incredible athleticism, power and skill but there are many more dimensions to …

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Sonny Bill Williams Makes Conclusive Decision On Playing Future

DARLINGTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Sonny Bill Williams of the All Blacks speaks during a New Zealand All Blacks media session at Mowden Park on October 4, 2015 in Darlington, United Kingdom. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

It has this morning been reported by the nzherald.co.nz that Sonny Bill Williams is poised to sign a new three year All Blacks contract that will see him with the Kiwi’s through to the 2019 Rugby World Cup. With uncertainty and speculation having arisen regarding the future of the rugby league convert’s future, as many lucrative offers were on the table with …

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All Blacks Name Youthful Squad Ahead Of Summer Test Series

New Zealand All Blacks Squad Announcement

Retirements and departures have forced Steve Hansen to rebuild his squad. Just as Nigel Owens blew the final whistle on the World Cup final, it was not lost on New Zealand fans that this particular All Black squad was set to break up. In one swoop, Steve Hansen would lose over 800 caps worth of experience, as Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Ma’a …

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Five Positions Up For Grabs Ahead Of The All Black Squad Announcement

New Zealand v Australia - The Rugby Championship

Steve Hansen will name his New Zealand squad tomorrow. Soon after the All Blacks had finished celebrating their third World Cup triumph, New Zealand’s management team began to finalise their succession plan to fill the holes left by Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith. Not only had some of their star names left the international stage, but a …

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All Blacks Name New Vice Captain

New Zealand v Australia - The Rugby Championship

Steve Hansen has named a new vice captain ahead of the test series with Wales. After losing experienced players such as, Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock, the All Blacks have moved to fill the leadership void left in their wake. First came the obvious appointment of Kieran Read as captain, and today Steve …

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International Rugby: Some Of The More Unusual Retirement Choices

In recent times former Scotland scrum-half Chris Cusiter announced he would retire from rugby in order to start up his own whisky business in Los Angeles, while Wasps hooker Edd Shervington has decided to pursue a West End acting and singing career. However, what other unusual retirement plans have players got themselves stuck into? Fran Cotton After a fantastic career …

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