Super Bowl Champs Learning from Rugby

 Logo for the Super Bowl Champs of American Football, the Seattle SeahawksWord is out the the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks have a training video out, and that part of it is that they are teaching tackling in such a way as to try to make it safer for NFL players”How we teach this system of tackling was recently inspired by those who play rugby around the world. Rugby players have taken the head out of the game and truly exemplified shoulder tackling.” – Pete Carroll

Rugby’s Top 10 Bosh Merchants

As players continue to get bigger, the hit’s we are seeing are getting better and better. Here are 10 of the biggest and baddest bosh merchants in rugby; 1. Manu Tuilagi It’s amazing to think Tuilagi is still only just 23 given his size and power, just check out the video below to see how […]The post Rugby’s Top 10 Bosh Merchants appeared first on In The Loose.

My Rugby 15 Wish List

With the rugby season over in the Northern Hemisphere, and a lack of lack of Sky meaning there’s no rugby for me to watch at the moment, its at this time in the year that the only way to get my fix is to turn to the games console… Now although an optimist I think […]The post My Rugby 15 Wish List appeared first on In The Loose.

World Cup launched officially in Paris

New Zealand are in France to defend their title which they claimed after a thrilling final against England in 2010. Team captain Fiao’o Faamausili said: “We’re all here for the same reason, to win the World Cup. There’s definitely pressure there but it’s how we deal with it

Marchino making up for lost time

Although originally a star for the USA at full test level, in recent years Marchino’s face has become more familiar in a 7s shirt, where her powerful finishing and turn of pace, has helped her become one of the top 7s players on the circuit. Her 7s days in a national shirt came however to an abrupt end last year when a shift in qualification rules for US Olympic sports meant that she no longer qualified to be part of the programme.Read more about Marchino making up for lost time

Top 20 – July 29

Schools rugby, or what's left of it, is getting back into gear as the season peters towards an end. For two of the teams there is certainly good news this week.

Last rankings before the World Cup

The current pre-tournament rankings show how close the World Cup is likely to be. England hold a slender lead over New Zealand, from being more active over the past twelve months, plus holding a 5-3 (with one draw) advantage in test matches between the two countries since the last tournament. However France are not far behind, there is nothing to choose between Canada and the United States, while Ireland hold firm grip on sixth place

Rugby Championship: Tiesi talks about being dropped by Hourcade

Photo UARAlongside Patricio Albacete, Santiago Fernández and Eusebio Guiñazú Gonzalo Tiesi was match fit but not selected for either the June internationals or the Rugby Championship training squad. The non-selection of Tiesi by Daniel Hourcade has, as such, resulted in the twenty-year old being involved in pre-season training with the Newcastle Falcons in full capacity. It marks the first time in the career of the 37 time capped outside centre that he has not been selected when fit and Tiesi admits that his non-selection has been ”a hard one for me to take”.

Ulster Bank League Fixtures Announced For Next Season

The IRFU have announced the fixtures for the forthcoming Ulster Bank League season and following on from the success of last year’s ‘Friday Night Lights’ games, the evening kick-offs continue and Division 1A sees the return of semi-finals and a final for the 2014/15 campaign.

25 People Who Completely Forgot How to Rugby

We’ve all been there, the middle of a game and suddenly we have a brain fart which results in us doing something completely stupid that is sure to earn a “d**k of the day” nomination. Here are 25 people who completely forgot how to rugby at the worst possible moment; 1. Ally Strokosch & Joe […]The post 25 People Who Completely Forgot How to Rugby appeared first on In The Loose.

Mtawarira Plots Post-World Cup French Move

Springbrok prop Tendai Mtawarira, know as “Beast”, has revealed that he is planning a move to the French Top 14 at after the World Cup. The Sharks player confirmed he plans to leave the Durban based side after the 2015 World Cup in England and is hoping to secure a move to France, preferring it […]The post Mtawarira Plots Post-World Cup French Move appeared first on In The Loose.

Gas-men in NZ Rugby

Reading the Olympic Sevens thread made me think about the available pace among NZ outside backs at the moment. I’ll make it clear early that I’m not saying the All Blacks are too slow, as we demonstrated in 2011 that you don’t need lightening quick outsides to win RWC, but its fair to say that after Savea we don’t have a lot of out and out quick guys at the top level, should we need a pace injection.