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English Rugby’s Future Looks Bleak

As the world’s best coaches queue up to rule themselves out of the England job, it’s hard to argue that English rugby has never been at a lower ebb than it currently finds itself. The problem that the RFU faces in addressing this is that the proposed solutions – southern-hemisphere coach, celebrity review committee, selecting players who play in France, …

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New Zealand: The Winning Machine

To make a difficult skill look easy is to be a true master of it. In claiming this year’s World Cup, New Zealand have mastered the simplest yet most difficult and elusive skill of all; winning. The good news for them is that they are uniquely positioned to continue this mastery for at least the next World Cup cycle because …

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Woodward Suggests Where England Should Look First For Next Coach

Sir Clive Woodward has suggested where England should look first for a new coach following Stuart Lancaster’s departure on Wednesday.  That particular place, Woodward believes, is England. The former World Cup-winning manager suggests that the RFU look to their own before considering a foreign coach. In a Daily Mail column, Woodward explains that a big name from outside of England may …

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Ex-England Centre Halliday Suggests Some Pretty Radical Ideas For The RFU’s Future

Former England centre Simon Halliday believes that ‘serious structural change’ must occur within English rugby following a disastrous World Cup campaign.  After becoming the first nation to be knocked out of a World Cup at the pool stage of the tournament, Halliday is calling for some major shakeups within the organisation, even suggesting the RFU becomes a separate entity to …

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The All Blacks Received A Great Reception From Airport Staff

Airport staff performed a haka as the plane carrying the All Blacks arrived into Auckland. Just as the plane carrying the victorious All Black squad taxied into Auckland, airport staff performed a haka to welcome their team home. The staff, dressed in their high visibility jackets, performed the haka on the tar mac outside the airport’s terminal. The powerful rendition of the …

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Pundit Arena Team Of The World Cup: Take Two

After 44 days, 48 games and a succession of memorable moments the 2015 World Cup is no more. The competition was ultimately dominated by the southern hemisphere, and won for a record-breaking third time by New Zealand. The All Blacks improved as the tournament wore on and they duly deserved to retain their crown after a wonderful display at Twickenham …

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Twenty Teams, Twenty Moments, One Incredible Rugby World Cup

Yesterday we shared an incredible Rugby World Cup montage produced by Sky that focused on the journey of the All Blacks from the group stages to the moment they left lifted the Web Ellis. Today, we bring you one better… As is usually the case, the best team inevitably won this year’s Rugby World Cup. However, it’s fair to say …

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Watch Sonny Bill Williams Receive A Second Winners Medal

Sonny Bill Williams gave his winners medal to youngster, Charlie Lines. After Sonny Bill Williams gave his World Cup Winners medal to a young All Black fan yesterday, the game’s governing body awarded him with a second this evening. The medal was presented to Williams by Richie McCaw at the World Rugby Awards tonight. As you would expect, Williams received …

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Remembering Steve Hansen’s Time As Wales Boss

In 2003 Steve Hansen led Wales to the Wooden Spoon. Although Steve Hansen will today lead his team into Twickenham for the World Cup Final, back in 2003 he coached Wales to an embarrassing Wooden Spoon. After Graham Henry parted company with Wales in 2002, the Welsh Rugby Union turned to Hansen to become their ninth coach in 13 years. Hansen’s …

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The World Cup Flop XV

The Telegraph have published their World Cup flop XV. With the World Cup drawing to a close, commentators have already began to collate lists of the tournaments top players and tries. However The Telegraph have today taken an alternative view, publishing a World Cup flop XV. While it was to be expected that such a team would be dominated by English …

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This All Black Fan Is Supremely Confident

An All Black supporter has already recorded New Zealand’s World Cup victory on his bicep. Despite the fact that the World Cup Final has yet to be played, this All Black fan is so confident in his sides ability, that he has already added 2015 to his commemorative World Cup Tattoo. Stuff.co.nz have reported that Wade Sloan from Wellington, added 2015 …

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Toulon Announce Signing Of Quade Cooper – Press Conference Monday

Breaking news as Toulon have just confirmed the signing of Australian outhalf Quade Cooper.  Cooper’s on off transfer to the French Top 14 side finally appears to be over. Toulon had initially announced that Cooper had signed a two year deal back in April, however the Australian outhalf then pulled out of the deal as he was reportedly focused on leading …

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