Rugby Playing Numbers Grow In New Zealand – See How Rugby Compares With Other Sports Too

Rugby playing numbers in New Zealand have increased and for the first time there are more than 150,000 registered rugby players.  The biggest rise comes in women’s rugby which has increased 12 percent since 2001.  While these numbers sound impressive, there are actually far more players in most other top rugby nations with England having the most players (around 2 million), followed

Retro Friday: Rodrigo Capó Ortega’s chest tackle on Lawrence Dallaglio

Twelve years on from facing England on November 02 2003 in Brisbane Rodrigo Capó Ortega is set to play his next Rugby World Cup match in 2015 when Uruguay open against Wales in Cardiff on September 20 2015. The long wait will see the Castres Olympique legend having a second opportunity to face England as the teams meet in Manchester on October 10 in the final Pool A match.

2014 USA Rugby Women’s Premier League National Championships – Nov 5-7, 2014 – ATL

The USA Rugby Women’s Premier League National Championships will be hosted in Atlanta, GA at Life University Rugby Complex on November 5-7, 2014. Of the eight teams participating in the WPL, the Berkeley All Blues may have the most to win and lose. Last year they had a chance to claim back-to-back WPL Championships in The post 2014 USA Rugby Women’s Premier League National Championships – Nov 5-7, 2014 – ATL appeared first on USA & Int'l Women's Rugby | Your Scrumhalf Connection.

Sam Burgess: I just want to take it step-by-step, says the new arrival at Bath

When Slammin’ Sam finally crossed rugby’s great divide after months of feverish anticipation, he was given the razzle-dazzle treatment usually reserved for minor royalty, revered members of the theatrical aristocracy and big-name sportsmen with a spectacular body of work behind them rather than a near-perpendicular learning curve ahead of them. And he had not been in town five minutes when he found himself at the heart of an unusual kind of club-versus-country conflict.

The Wellington Sevens Drop Ticket Prices – Will You Go Now?

Organisers of the Wellington Sevens have dropped their ticket prices by around $50 and are charging $149 for the two day tournament in an attempt to sell more tickets, will you go now with this drop in price? I think that the price is only one of the reasons people are not going, with the alcohol probably another strong reason. I hope they get more people to the Wellington Sevens, but in my

Climbing the mountain of Conflict

A slight change of direction for Gwladrugby this week as we proudly present our new feature, our first ever online quiz. To take part, watch the following video and then choose the correct answer to the question. Question: Read each of the following Roger Lewis quotes very carefully

Rugby Sponsorship – What’s it all about?

If you were to think about the role of a club sponsor I wonder what would spring to mind?  I’d say the main thing would be a marketing ploy in exchange for cash; with some attendance at games thrown in for those within the business keen on the sport in question.  Across the world of […]The post Rugby Sponsorship – What’s it all about?

ABs v Poms

Not wanting to get a week ahead but does anyone know if this is on Fox in Oz or is it on Setanta again. If the latter I’m not paying this year….

Sam Burgess plays down England rugby talk

Bath’s new rugby union convert, Sam Burgess, firmly handed off questions about his chances of playing for England on Thursday, despite fellow code-switcher Jason Robinson earlier insisting he would play a “massive part” in England’s World Cup plans.