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Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400Christian Cullen is one of the greatest full backs to play rugby in any era. He won his first cap for the All Blacks at the age of 20 and went on to win an impressive 58 caps by the time he ended his international career aged just 26. Cullen had an equally impressive record with the Wellington Hurricanes and later finished his playing career with Irish side Munster.
Fri, 09 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Australian Rugby legend Tim Horan is one of the first greats of the professional era. He made his debut for the Wallabies at the age of 19 and went on to become one of only three Australian players to have won the rugby world cup twice. Horan continues to honoured by the Australian Rugby Union and by his country.
Sat, 17 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400The wide-reaching appeal of rugby has given rise to many international rugby tournaments that happen all over the world. Fans aren't limited to getting their England rugby tickets for England, they can watch the best English (or Irish or Scottish) players compete against the best international teams in the world with six nation tickets.
Mon, 16 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0400During the World Cup, the old city of kings will become the kingdom of rugby, hosting three of the most exciting confrontations preceding the final tournament with a quarter-final, the two semifinals and the great final we are all waiting for. The Stadium of France, home to the famous French team, will welcome the most skillful masters of the oval ball who will compete against each other to win the great trophy.
Tue, 19 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400The Springboks (also named Springbokke in Afrikaans) is the more common name for the South African national rugby union team. Over the years, the Springboks have shared the turmoil of the country they represent, and made history with a series of more or less sports- related events. The Springboks play in green and gold jumpers and have been playing international rugby since 1891, when they debuted against a touring British Isles side in South Africa. The jersey has traditionally always had a gold collar.
Thu, 29 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400Using intensive basic strength training, Sydney University's rugby club has been able to fast track the physical development of its players. Although part-time and unpaid the young University players on average weigh only a couple of kilograms less than top international footballers. Accelerated physical development is particularly obvious among the Club's backline players who tend to be heavier than their professional counterparts.
Tue, 20 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400Attention rubgy fans! Are you an aficionado of "the ruffian's game played by gentlemen?" Are you thinking about heading to France for the 2007 Rugby World Cup? Surely you want to be on hand to see if England will keep their champion standing, or watch as some other country wrests the top spot away from them. France, Australia, and New Zealand were right in there for the 2003 Cup; they will surely be back in force.
Tue, 07 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500Players at a leading Australian rugby club who undertook a high-intensity off-season strength training program experienced dramatically fewer non-contact injuries during the playing season than their less committed club mates. It is suggested that the lower incidence of injury might be attributable to an emphasis on improving basic strength and the use of rugby-specific strength equipment.
Mon, 06 Feb 2006 00:00:00 -0500The body height of rugby players in mauls tends to be very much higher than in scrums. High body positions are inefficient for generating forward momentum. There would be advantages in training players to pack at thigh height rather than waist height.
Wed, 25 Jan 2006 00:00:00 -0500Rugby football involves prolonged physical engagements between players where they are subjected to loading substantially greater than their own body weight. An ability to very rapidly generate force is advantageous in these areas of physical engagement. In addition to basic strength training, players need to undertake activity-specific training for explosive strength.
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 00:00:00 -0500Rugby players are more involved in physical contact and for longer periods than players in other forms of football. With the exception of American football, they tend to be significantly heavier than other footballers.