Needing Research about the Sport: the Best Films about Rugby

feature1 - Needing Research about the Sport: the Best Films about Rugby

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?

feature10 - One for the University: Is Playing Rugby Worth the Risk?

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

feature9 - Beyond the Glamour: Looking Back Upon the 2016 Rugby Championship

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

feature8 - Player Woes: The 5 Biggest Mistakes New Rugby Players Make

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

feature7 - Legends of the Sport: Looking at the New Zealand All Blacks

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

feature6 - Trivia Time! Five Fun Facts You Don’t Know About Rugby

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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Starting Them Young: Massive Benefits Children Gain Through Rugby

feature5 - Starting Them Young: Massive Benefits Children Gain Through Rugby

If you have ever thought of signing up a youngster for the game of Rugby, you had best be prepared. Rugby has so much to offer young players and we are not just talking about health. Tune in to see the other massive benefits they can gain. Rugby is a sport that had enjoyed quite a lifespan to it. Back in the day, it was almost only guaranteed that the sons of nobility would be allowed to even learn the game. It was once thought that any game that diverted…

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Let’s Open Up the Books: the History of the Sport of Rugby

feature4 - Let’s Open Up the Books: the History of the Sport of Rugby

All distinguished things have a history. There is always great virtue in learning about the origins of things. Today, we will be looking back at the history of the sport of Rugby. When you ask a rugby enthusiast about the beginnings of the sport, they will probably only tell you the beginnings of their favorite team. Another common occurrence is that they will ask you if you are referring to the beginnings of league or union (they are quite different after all). For the sake of a well-rounded look at…

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