Tag : Rugby union

Varsity Finale: Leeds Beckett 51-5 University of Leeds

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Image Credit: [Robbie Cairns] Despite many knowing before kick-off that the University of Leeds had secured their first ever Varsity win, the atmosphere was no less electric than in years past. With the rugby union finale almost being its own event, a combined crowd of over 10,000 packed the Headingley … Read More

Tension mounts for Varsity 2018

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Image Credit [Leeds Varsity] Despite the university year just starting, the University of Leeds sports teams’ preparation are well under way, training hard for their biggest sports extravaganza of the year: Varsity 2018. Occurring on October 2nd and 3rd, it will see a continuation of the University of Leeds and … Read More

Leeds: Home of Sporting Greats

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Image Credit [University of Leeds] Leeds, aside from the outstanding sporting teams that it possesses, also lays claim to having produced many a world-class sportsman and woman. The triathlon is but one example of this, with the city of Leeds hosting the UK’s Triathlon Centre. The Brownlee brothers, who originally … Read More

Six Nations Opening Weekend

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The first round of the Six Nations saw some surprising score lines as well as some of the usual suspects Italy vs England (15-46)  England looked very comfortable against Italy, which most people expected. Anthony Watson was Man of the Match, scoring two tries, but the biggest performance for England … Read More

Debate: Should the Six Nations have relegation?

2 years ago / 0 comments

YES  The Super Bowl shows the interest and spectacle that can be generated by play-off matches, and the Six Nations would be fools to miss out on this. In their first ever Six Nations, Italy had a points difference of -122. Last year, their points difference was -145, and they … Read More

Tense win keeps England on track in Six Nations

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England vs Wales. The rose vs the daffodil. Episode 130 of a rugby boxset offering all the tension, twists and trauma of a Netflix creation. Coming into the game, the two sides were arguably further apart than they have been for a decade. England, with their new coach and new … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: A rocky start for England – Six Nations Round-Up and Week 2 Preview

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Six Nations Week 1 Roundup The 2017 Six Nations tournament started off with a bang this past weekend. Scotland started proceedings with a surprising upset against one of the tournament favourites, Ireland. The Scots started off strong, scoring three tries in the first half, two from MOTM Stuart Hogg. Ireland … Read More

Six Nations Preview – Dylan needs discipline for England

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Scotland vs Ireland Scotland are coming off of a good Autumn series and their club sides have also been performing well, with Glasgow and Edinburgh both through to the knock out stages of the European Champions and Challenge Cups respectively. Although they have the home advantage, most will still consider … Read More

Twenty-ninth time lucky for Ireland

2 years ago / 0 comments

This past weekend marked the start of the autumn internationals where the Southern Hemisphere teams travel to the North in a battle to see whose brand of rugby is superior. The rugby powerhouses of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Argentina will all be in action against the Six Nations … Read More

6 Nations reaches pivotal week

3 years ago / 0 comments

 What we have learnt and what we can expect. Recent history tells us that the year after a World Cup greets a Six Nations Grand Slam winner; France in 2004 and Wales in 2008 and 2012. If the pattern is to repeat itself, it is France or England that will … Read More