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Saracens celebrate on the back of Suffocation Rugby.

Suffocation Rugby

In the build up to the first British and Irish Lions test against the All Blacks, the travelling nations’ media obsession with ‘Suffocation Rugby’ appeared to catch much of the New Zealand public off-guard. But what exactly is this system,...
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Can’t support over-hyped Lions

I own all of Bruce Springsteen’s albums, with one exception. ‘We Shall Overcome’ was released in 2006 to great fanfare. Bruce had ditched his normal band and teamed up with a group of ragamuffin folk musicians. This group achieved the...
Ian Foster v Warren Gatland. Can Gatland mastermind a Lions victory over the All Blacks?

Nobody beats Ireland 29 times in a row! Schmidt gambled brilliantly, but Foster worked...

5 million people showed up in Chicago to celebrate the Cubs ending a 108-year drought in baseball’s World Series on Friday 4th November 2016. The next day the Irish rugby team ended a similar length drought against the All Blacks,...
The 1924 All Blacks pay their respects at the grave of Original captain Dave Gallaher

Empire of Dirt. Sean O’Brien and the evolution of the workhorse.

The industrial revolution forged the character associated with the indomitable spirit of the British Bulldog. The teak-tough, hard working grafter. The laudable idea of the man who ‘puts in a shift’ was born. Organised and codified sport, a novel concept...

The stark difference between NZ and the Northern Hemisphere

On the 13th September 2010, James Thomson Greenwood passed away at the ripe old age of 81. The close-knit Scottish rugby community mourned him and, in relative obscurity, his family grieved as any other would. However, Jim Greenwood was an...

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