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Scottish Team Announced for RWC2011 Opener Against Romania

Scotland have elected to name a pretty much full strength side for the upcoming challenge of Romania. Chris Paterson is back at Fullback for what seems like his 13th World Cup. I’m sure he’s played in more tournaments than have actually been played… Full side as follows: Scotland: Paterson, Evans, Ansbro, S Lamont, Danielli, Jackson,

England Announce Team for Opening RWC2011 Fixtures

Martin Johnson has announced his Team to face Argentina in their opening fixture, no great surprises other than Armitage on the wing in place of the injured mark Cueto. Full selection as follows: England: Ben Foden, Chris Ashton, Manu Tuilagi, Mike Tindall (captain), Delon Armitage, Jonny Wilkinson, Richard Wigglesworth, Andrew Sheridan, Steve Thompson, Dan Cole,

Rugby World Cup UK TV guide (Without the feckin’ Ads)

As kick off to RWC2011 draws ever closer the prospect of watching every game becomes ever more daunting. I kept looking at the Rugby World Cup UK TV times table  I had drawn up and thinking the late nights/early mornings may well  be an end to me. I started to doubt whether Canada Vs Japan

When are the Rabo Direct Pro12 and Aviva Premiership a match made in heaven?

When you put them together in a mahoosive accumulater of course. this weekend, or Today if you want to be picky about it, see’s the start of the new season in both competitions. Though how many people will manage the mouthful of ‘Rabo Direct Pro 12’ when discussing the results of the weekend. I’m guessing

Rugby World Cup UK TV Guide

It is here. Rugby World Cup 2011 is very nearly upon us. Who amongst us will be brave enough to take in every game? From the look of the schedule I'd be willing to bet few amongst us will. Have a look for yourselves....

Heineken Cup 2011/12 Draw

So here we have it. The tier system threw up a bit of a surprise with the Cardiff Blues in Tier 1, for reasons why head to @HarpinOnRugby he’s a man with all the answers. So here’s what we have to look forward too: Pool 1: Munster, Northampton, Scarlets, Castres Pool 2: Cardiff, London Irish,

Is Andy Powell the future of Professional Rugby?

Probably not. The headline was difficult to avoid given this earlier post about Gavin Henson . Its a shame though. Much unlike Gavin Henson, its difficult not to feel a certain empathy with Powell. Without question his actions display an exceptional, almost enviable level of stupidity, yet still, I for one can’t help feeling a

Is Gavin Henson The Future of Professional Rugby?

Six years ago, give or take a couple of months it looked like he might be. He’d just kicked Wales to victory over England and played a large part in their winning of the Grand Slam that year. Beyond the game he was, we are lead to believe,  being pursued by the multi-millionaire songstress Charlotte

How d’you fancy £25 for watching this weekends Rugby?

Its been a while since I’ve had a nice little accumulator like this one come up and since no doubt you will all have spent a fortune on bunting etc for Friday’s nonsense so could do with the extra money. I’ve had a look at the weekends European and Super 15 rugby fixtures and chosen

Nifty £50 weekend accumulator

I know its Friday, I know there should be a quiz, there will be, just not right now. However if you have a spare £1 knocking around that you would like to turn into £50, why not have a go at this? As rugby betting goes, this is nothing like an absolute certainty, it is

6 Nations 2011 Rugby Quiz week 2

Its back again it is, its back, the Friday quiz is here again!!! Week twoo00 standard fare a question for each nation involved,  just for fun like. If you want to be informed of the new quiz  as it happens click the badges opposite to follow me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for email updates