Biggest Rugby Rivalries in the UK

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Ever since Rugby was brought into the professional era, derbies have risen around the United Kingdon in both Rugby League and Rugby Union. These Rugby Rivalries have grown so much, leagues pre-plan the derby dates in advance. Here, we’ll look at some of the biggest derbies in both Rugby League and Rugby Union. Rugby Nation Derbies In Rugby Union, there’s no bigger derby than England v Wales. Geographically, the two Nations are direct rivals and history suggests that the English have oppressed the Welsh throughout the ages. The Welsh love…

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What’s the difference between Rugby Union and League?

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As we know, there are two different types of Rugby, Rugby League, and Rugby Union. These games may seem similar but are completely different in terms of tactics, game management, and playing styles. Here, we’ll go over both forms of Rugby highlighting the key differences and similarities along the way. In 1871, the Rugby Football Union was formed which was in place to regulate what could happen in the game of Rugby. Their reluctance to go professional, however, forced many players to form their own code with teams in Yorkshire…

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Dropping the Ball More Ways than One: Core Competencies to Work On

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Rugby is a game that requires some core skills and competencies in order to effectively be done. Join us as we discuss what these core skills and competencies are. Rugby has survived this long due to the fact that it constantly evolves and improves itself. What are “core skills”? These refer to the techniques and actions that deemed completely vital to the sport. It may not seem like much but it is important to the overall application of the game. These go beyond the physical attributes that seem to dominate…

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A Chance to Change a Life: Volunteering for Rugby

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Volunteering is a great way to change the lives of those around you. There are so many ways that volunteering can affect positive change in a community. Today, we will be discussing volunteering for Rugby. Rugby is a team sport. As such, it usually takes a whole community to help a team reach its goal. However, there are instances wherein certain communities cannot lend a hand to their local rugby team even if they wanted to. This is where volunteers come in to save the day! There is nothing quite…

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Needing Research about the Sport: the Best Films about Rugby

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Everyone loves going to the movies! It is a great way to broaden horizons while never leaving the comfort of your home. Today, we will be listing out our choices for the best films that effectively showcase the sport of Rugby. Why is Film Representation Important? Rugby, as a sport, is not as internationally popular as basketball or baseball. While some teams may have followers and have the capacity to go viral because their cultural traditions (we are of course referring to the All Blacks), in general there is still…

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One for the University: Is Playing Rugby Worth the Risk?

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While many rugby players start at a young age, there is no rule that says you cannot start later in your life. Today, we will be discussing if playing Rugby in college is worth the risk. Yes, the fact of life remains that this sport does come with a significant amount of risk. Despite all well-meaning attempts, Rugby is still a contact sport and so it is inevitable that some scrapes or bruises can occur. However, those that attend university should not let this deter them. Let us approach the…

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Beyond the Glamour: Looking Back Upon the 2016 Rugby Championship

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Brought to the world by SANZAAR, the 2016 Rugby Championship saw quite a few changes from last year’s game. Today, let us take a closer look back upon the 2016 Championship and its ups and downs. While there was some question as to why an event with only four countries was considered a “championship”—that would be like asking: why is there a “Miss Universe” pageant when only people from Earth participate. The reason does not really matter. All that does matter is that there is suitable representation for the sport.…

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Player Woes: The 5 Biggest Mistakes New Rugby Players Make

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Playing Rugby is a pretty rewarding thing—that is, if you do it properly. As more and more people are joining the world of rugby, we feel that it is important that we discuss the biggest mistakes that new players make. As there is always the promise of a great future for athletes, more and more people—especially young folks—are trying their hardest to break into different sport industries. Rugby is one of those industries. A game with quite an age to it, it continues to enthrall people and inspire new generation…

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Legends of the Sport: Looking at the New Zealand All Blacks

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Everyone has their own favorite rugby union team. That much is expected. In order to give our readers a great idea of some teams, we will be doing article profiles on them. Today, we will start with the New Zealand All Blacks! If you were to ask anyone who does not follow rugby about any team that they know, chances are they are going to give the New Zealand All Blacks as a reply. More likely, they will start describing the “team that does that weird chant thing”. While that…

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Trivia Time! Five Fun Facts You Don’t Know About Rugby

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Discovering new things is always a fun activity! This is truer when it comes to things that you love. Even with something old like rugby, there are still new things you may not know about. Today, we shall be taking a look at around 5 fun facts that may not be commonly known about Rugby! Without further ado, here we go: 1.)  No one can agree on who started Rugby While the popular notion was that William Webb Ellis brought about the concept of Rugby by running a certain way,…

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