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Spain are often the forgotten men of European international rugby. Los Leones played their first test match in 1929, and even qualified for the Rugby World Cup back in 1999, but there’s little doubt that they’ve fallen behind the likes of Georgia and Romania in the pecking order of second tier European nations. That said, 2015 has been a success on the field – Spain finished third in this year’s European Nations Cup, ahead of World Cup nearly men, and they’ve also got a new shirt supplier in the shape of Irish manufacturer O’Neills. Continue reading
The Ricoh Black Rams are a Japan Top League team who should at least be vaguely familiar to rugby fans outside of the country. The Tokyo-based team have picked up several high-profile signings over the last decade or so, including Wallabies legend Stephen Larkham, All Blacks legend Ma’a Nonu and England ‘social media junkie‘ in chief James Haskell. Continue reading
With the Pacific Rugby Premiership 2015 coming to a climax this weekend, it seems wholly appropriate that we round off our look at the competition with perhaps the most well known team, globally – Belmont Shore. Continue reading
The 2014 State Of Origin series was something of a nightmare for Queensland. After being strong favourites to continue their eight-year domination over the Blues, they turned around and lost the first two tests and despite a dominant showing in the dead rubber, it was all too little, too late to prevent New South Wales from claiming their first State Of Origin series win since 2006. Continue reading
Glendale Raptors are one of two Pacific Rugby Premiership teams based in the Denver area of Colorado (the other being Denver Barbarians, of course). They are also the newest team competing in the US top flight tournament, having only been established in 2007. Despite their young age, the club have been very successful, however, winning the Division 1 National Championship in 2011 and ending up on the losing side to SFGG in last year’s inaugural Pacific Rugby Premiership Grand Final. Continue reading
The trans-Tasman test match has become a bit of an afterthought in the rugby league calendar in recent years. This annual mid-season match between Australia and New Zealand finds itself sandwiched awkwardly between the razzle-dazzle of the NRL and the blood and thunder passion of State Of Origin, with minimal preparation time and little publicity, and it’ rather suffered as a result. Continue reading