Tag : Chris Chadburn

Six Nations Review: England and Ireland pull ahead of the rest

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This round of matches delivered the same results as the respective fixtures last year, yet the final day drama of last year was not quite matched in this years second round. Predictably after all the attention on the matter, the weekend began with another incident of concussion, after Mike brown … Read More

Beckett edge rugby thriller

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Both Leeds University and Beckett produced excellent performances in a high intensity, high quality and high scoring match, which ultimately saw Beckett achieve a 7 point victory, 41-34. After an even first few minutes in which defences dominated, Beckett made their territory pay, breaking off from a well-formed maul 5 … Read More

Stage set for Six Nations spectacle

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There are few arenas more intimidating or spectacular than Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium on a wintery Friday night, but such a colosseum of noise, passion and hostility is what awaits an injury-stricken England in the 2015 Six Nations opener. Stuart Lancasters men return to the scene of their greatest humiliation in … Read More

Clinical springboks outsmart inept England

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Criticism has deservedly avoided Stuart Lancaster over his three year tenure, however performances and results similar to the last two weeks’ will ultimately lead to increased scrutiny. In truth the performances since half time against the All Blacks have been nothing short of poor. It’s difficult not to have enormous … Read More

Autumn Tests await

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November 8 will perhaps be the biggest match yet for Stuart Lancaster’s England Rugby Union side, as they go up against New Zealand at Twickenham. It is fair to suggest that the Six Nations decider against Wales two years ago is perhaps the only more meaningful test that this England … Read More

New European era brings familiar scenes for Munster

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The European Champions Cup may be an entirely new competition, but for Munster it must have seemed like déjà vu. The first game of the new completion for the Irish province ended as countless European matches had done before, with a last gasp drop goal from an Irish fly half to snatch … Read More

St Helens win Grand Final after Flower madness costs Wigan dearly

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After 27 league rounds and the play offs, the last pair standing of St Helens and Wigan Warriors fought it out in rugby league’s showpiece event at Old Trafford on Saturday night. The intensity and rivalry was obvious before kickoff with both sets of fans displaying a healthy dislike for … Read More

Rugby Union: Aviva Premiership starts to take shape after early rounds

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The Aviva Premiership is now five rounds in and the early matches have certainly thrown up plenty of exciting rugby and many shocks. There has been some predictably strong performances from the pre-season favourites and some predictably poor performances from the relegation candidates, however there has certainly been some teams who … Read More

McGinley’s Men Aim for Another Medinah Miracle

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The Ryder Cup returns this weekend at Gleneagles golf course, Scotland, with Europe looking for a third successive victory over their rivals from across the pond. After the extraordinary scenes on the final day two years ago at the Medinah Club where Ian Poulter inspired a remarkable comeback from four … Read More

Sport | Rugby Union poised for Premiership return

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The rugby world’s eyes have been diverted away from the men’s game recently as the Women’s World Cup in France took centre stage and for winners England the wait for glory finally ended after four previous 2nd places. But now, after months away, the new domestic season gets under way … Read More