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International Rugby: ‘Scoring Tries For Fun’ XV

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 22: The All Blacks practice the scrum during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at the Westmanstown Sport and Conference Centre on November 22, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Christian Wade and Thomas ‘The Tank’ Waldrom have been making all the headlines in English rugby recently for their try-scoring antics in the Aviva Premiership, but who are the players to have scored the most tries in an individual game for their country? Here we put together a team of players who have scored the most tries in Test history. …

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Opinion: The Rugby World Cup That Never Was

2007 RWC Final - England v South Africa

Back in 2002, the RFU’s CEO Francis Baron launched an ambitious plan to radically alter the make-up of the sport’s showpiece event, the Rugby World Cup. Yet instead of voting for change, the member nations of the IRB showed themselves to be staunchly conservative. But what might have been had the 2007 edition of the tournament been held in England …

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Watch: Best Tries From World Rugby’s U-20s Trophy

World Rugby u20 Trophy

The World Rugby U-20s Trophy showcases the best talent from eight emerging nations’ player bases. Here, we have a look at some of the best tries so far from the 2016 edition of the tournament being held in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe sizzler Is this the best try you’ve seen all year? Wonderful skill from @zimbabwerugby at #WorldRugbyU20s Trophyhttps://t.co/47XNoPtDUQ — World Rugby …

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Canada Plan Is The Blueprint For Rugby’s Tier 2 Nations

Ireland v Canada - Group D: Rugby World Cup 2015

A Canadian rugby league side is to join the third tier of UK rugby league’s domestic competition – a left-field idea so simple that it might just actually work. If it’s successful then it might just be the future for union’s tier 2 nations as well. RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood heralded the move and boldly proclaimed (via Sky Sports): …

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Opinion: Owen Farrell’s Ban Comes With A Silver Lining

READING, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Owen Farrell of Saracens runs with the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup semi final match between Saracens and Wasps at Madejski Stadium on April 23, 2016 in Reading, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Prick your ears on Wednesday and you could hear Mark McCall and Eddie Jones breathing sighs of relief. Citings have become such a roulette wheel in recent times that Owen Farrell’s two-week suspension could have been worse. If he should have been suspended at all. Dan Robson certainly copped a fair chunk of head in Farrell’s dangerous tackle and a yellow …

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World Rugby’s 6-Point Try Trial Not A Success

Samoa v Japan - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

World Rugby have been trailing an alternative scoring system.  Since the establishment of the International Rugby Football Board in 1885, formerly the IRB and now World Rugby, the number of points awarded for a try, penalty, drop goal and conversion has changed on numerous occasions. Prior to the founding of the IRFB, the game was decided by the number of goals …

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Springboks Logo Under Renewed Threat

during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and USA at the Olympic Stadium on October 7, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

It already happened a few years ago, when we all reckoned the problem had been put to bed, but now the discussion about the Springbok logo has reared its head again. Once again, the SARU has been asked to ditch the Springboks logo. Planet Rugby reported earlier this week that ANC MP Strike Ralegoma asked for the logo to be removed from the …

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Exclusive Interview With Phil Davies, Namibia Head Coach

EXETER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Phil Davies, Head Coach of Namibia looks on during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Tonga and Namibia at Sandy Park on September 29, 2015 in Exeter, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

As a nation Namibia is still relatively young, only gaining its independence from South Africa in 1990. Yet, as a rugby-playing entity, the sport has existed in Namibia since the early 1900s. Unlike many tier two nations, Namibia have qualified for the last five World Cups and did the country proud in last year’s edition of the tournament. Pundit Arena’s …

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International Rugby: The ‘One-Club Man’ XV

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 19: Sean O'Brien of Ireland breaks through the tackle of Matt Evans of Canada during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Canada at the Millennium Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

With all the talk around professional rugby seemingly focused on the transfer market and with hundreds of players moving between clubs, countries and hemispheres it seemed a pertinent time to pay homage to those who aren’t so nomadic, who are devoted to the team that developed them and the town, city or region they call home. To qualify for this …

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Rugby, Concussion & Dementia: What Do We Do Next?

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 13: Jonathan Sexton of Ireland leaves the pitch due to injury during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Ireland at the Stade de France on February 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Concussion and head trauma is not a case of scare mongering, witch hunting or trying to turn fans and players away from a game; it’s a real threat with genuine consequences. The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research revealed in 2009 that former NFL players were 19 times more likely to suffer from early onset of Alzheimer’s than the general public, and that there …

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International Rugby: The Rise Of Easter Island

Sunrise on Easter Island

Easter Island, a small Chilean island in the Pacific Ocean best known for its hundreds of colossal ‘moai’ statues, is beginning to make a name for itself as a rugby nation. This weekend the nation’s players took part in a rugby event on mainland Chile. According to Americas Rugby News, the team, known as the Rapa Nui, took part in …

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Opinion: The RFU Need To Host More England Fixtures Outside Of Twickenham

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Chris Robshaw of England walks down the tunnel after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Uruguay at Manchester City Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

So many fans find it a struggle to get to Twickenham to watch their national side play Test and international matches, particularly with the rise and rise in the cost of train tickets each year. Every season England international rugby fixtures are held at Twickenham in greater London at the RFU’s dedicated 82,000-seater stadium. However, for many fans from the rest …

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New Zealand Rugby Media Hit Out At Upcoming Law Trials

World Rugby were set to trial a number of new laws in New Zealand. When World Rugby announced that they were set to trial a number of law changes in various tournaments throughout the globe, fans were understandably apprehensive. Nonetheless, tournament organisers complied with World Rugby’s initiative, introducing changes to rugby’s scoring system, the offside line and the breakdown. In fact, since …

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Six Nations Chiefs Defend Their Handling Of The Joe Marler Case

England's prop Joe Marler (C) clashes with Wales' prop Samson Lee (3rd R) during the Six Nations international rugby union match between England and Wales at Twickenham in south west London on March 12, 2016. / AFP / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Six Nations organisers have been put onto defensive. When news of Joe Marler’s two match ban and £20,000 fine broke last night, very few fans were surprised. However, the real talking point to emerge from last night’s disciplinary hearing was the fact that World Rugby overruled the Six Nations own judicial findings. As a result, Six Nations organisers have been …

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Video: Australian Super Rugby Player Caught Inappropriately Groping Opponent During Scrum

An incident during an Australian NRL game on Monday puts the Joe Marler controversy in the dark As the northern hemisphere reacted to the sanctions handed down by World Rugby to England’s Joe Marler for his ‘gypsy boy’ slur, another unsavoury incident occurred during the game between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Canberra Raiders in Australia’s NRL. In a lively game, in …

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