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The Day New Zealand Lost Twice

The Day New Zealand Lost Twice

Historical Series

It seems unimaginable in the professional era that a nation would play test matches on the same day. However, in 1949 New Zealand did just that, and in doing so set a record that is unlikely to be emulated.

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1871: The First International

1871: The First International

Six Nations · Historical Series

Scotland and England have provided some memorable fixtures over the years, but both teams contested the first rugby football international in 1871, shortly after the founding of the Rugby Football Union earlier in the year. Join us as we take a look at the game, and the impact it had on the growing sport.

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The Red Rose’s Tale

The Red Rose’s Tale

Spirit Of The Game

“Truly amazing, what people can get used to, as long as there are a few compensations.” This is not an unguarded soundbite from any of the interviews conducted this week by a variety of men in ties talking about why a group of those same men made a decision about the future of women, but a quote from Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

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When Harlequins Rose From The Ashes

When Harlequins Rose From The Ashes

Aviva Premiership · Historical Series

The closing minutes of the 2004-05 Premiership season found Harlequins in a precarious position; one kick would decide and define their future. Join us as we explore the journey from that moment to its ecstatic climax.

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Aviva Premiership Fantasy Rugby Game

Aviva Premiership Fantasy Rugby Game

Aviva Premiership

We've set out to build the most comprehensive fantasy platform available for rugby, and the Aviva Premiership is our first fantasy rugby game. Read more about what makes our game tick.

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Match Analysis: All Blacks v Lions Third Test

Match Analysis: All Blacks v Lions Third Test

British & Irish Lions · Match Analysis

The Lions and the All Blacks played out a thrilling series decider at Eden Park in what will go down as one of the most tense and greatest Lions matches of all time.

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Match Analysis: All Blacks v Lions - Second Test

Match Analysis: All Blacks v Lions - Second Test

British & Irish Lions · Match Analysis

At times it looked like the Lions had confounded their progress in this fixture with ill discipline, but they stayed strong to the last, securing an incredible victory that brings the test series level.

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Match Analysis: Hurricanes v Lions

Match Analysis: Hurricanes v Lions

British & Irish Lions · Match Analysis

The Hurricanes and the Lions played out an often frantic, but ultimately exciting game of end-to-end rugby in Wellington that kept fans on the edge of their seat right through to the final whistle. Join us as we take a look at the key areas of the game.

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Match Analysis: All Blacks v Lions - First Test

Match Analysis: All Blacks v Lions - First Test

British & Irish Lions · Match Analysis

The first round of the three test series falls in New Zealand’s favour after a dominant performance from the All Blacks pack allows them to control the game and finish comfortable winners. Join us as we analyse the key areas of a game that portrayed rugby at its finest.

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The 99 call for equality

The 99 call for equality

Spirit Of The Game

Rugby is building towards a brighter, more inclusive future, but it still has a long way to go. Join our senior writer Peter Randall as he discusses equality in rugby.

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Match Analysis: Chiefs v Lions

Match Analysis: Chiefs v Lions

British & Irish Lions · Match Analysis

The Lions continued to build towards the first test of their tour with a strong win over the Chiefs. Join us as we analyse the key areas that defined the game, and gave the Lions their win.

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Match Analysis: Maori All Blacks v Lions

Match Analysis: Maori All Blacks v Lions

British & Irish Lions · Match Analysis

The Lions registered their greatest ever victory over the New Zealand Māori, beating them by 32 points to 10. Join us as we analyse the key aspects of the sodden match in Rotorua.

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Match Analysis: Highlanders v Lions

Match Analysis: Highlanders v Lions

British & Irish Lions · Match Analysis

The Lions fell to their second defeat of their tour against a high tempo and determined Highlanders side, who managed to overturn a deficit of nine points to win the game by twenty-three points to twenty-two.

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Match Analysis: Crusaders v Lions

Match Analysis: Crusaders v Lions

British & Irish Lions · Match Analysis

Off the back of a defeat against the Blues, and against a side who have been scoring tries for fun this year, the Lions put in an incredible defensive display to come through and beat the Crusaders by twelve points to three.

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Match Analysis: Blues v Lions

Match Analysis: Blues v Lions

British & Irish Lions · Match Analysis

After a laboured opening victory, the Lions would be hoping to set their mark on this second game of their tour with an improved performance. Having had time on the ground, and the opportunity to work alongside each other in earnest, fans could certainly expect a good game of rugby, with the hope of another Lions victory.

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Match Analysis: Wasps v Exeter Chiefs

Match Analysis: Wasps v Exeter Chiefs

Aviva Premiership · Match Analysis · Tactics Handbook

Having finished the regular season tied on points at the top of the table, Wasps and Exeter delivered one of the most exhilarating finals that the tournament has ever seen. Join us as we take a look at the highs and lows of the game and its climatic finish.

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Aviva Premiership 2017 Team of the Season

Aviva Premiership 2017 Team of the Season

Aviva Premiership

The regular season of the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership has reached its conclusion, and we take a look at the standout players of the season, as well as those who deserve an honourable mention.

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The Anomalous 1973 Five Nations

The Anomalous 1973 Five Nations

Six Nations · Historical Series

The 1973 incarnation of the then Five Nations competition is different. Something happened that is very unlikely, indeed virtually impossible, to ever happen again. Join us as we take a look at how the tournament unfolded and it's unexpected climax.

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Match Analysis: England v Italy

Match Analysis: England v Italy

Six Nations · Match Analysis

Connor O'Shea pulled a tactical masterstroke that kept Italy in this game for over 60 minutes, and proved everyone who thought England would walk all over Italy wrong.

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Saving Rugby

Saving Rugby

Six Nations · Rugby Championship · Spirit Of The Game

Rugby is a game steeped in tradition and romance. However it is the same sentiment that holds it back from what it could become. In order to save itself, we argue that rugby needs to take a step back in order to move forward.

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When Wales fought back against Scotland in 1988

When Wales fought back against Scotland in 1988

Six Nations · Historical Series

The Six Nations continues to provide some of the most scintillating rugby we have ever seen, but back when it was still the Five Nations, Wales scored two memorable tries in a fightback that claimed victory over Scotland in 1988.

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Match Analysis: Gloucester v Saracens

Match Analysis: Gloucester v Saracens

Aviva Premiership · Match Analysis

Both teams came into this game off the back of defeats, and both would be looking at this fixture as a key turning point for their respective seasons. An astute tactical game plan and strong defence from Gloucester went up against a Saracens team capable of beating anyone on their day.

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The Birth of the English Champion

The Birth of the English Champion

Aviva Premiership · Historical Series

Before 1987, there was no true national league system in English rugby. The inaugural season of the Courage League National Division 1 would see the very first national English champion crowned - the prize for which Premiership clubs now fight.

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Match Analysis: Wales v England

Match Analysis: Wales v England

Six Nations · Match Analysis

A try in the dying moments of the game gave England a victory over Wales in a match that neither side ever really had control of. Dogged defence, hard work at the breakdown and plenty of mistakes made this one of the greatest fixtures in Six Nations history. Join us as we take a look at the key areas that defined the outcome of the game.

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