Spirit Of The Game

The spirit in which rugby has been played has always been one of respect, and while the game has changed, the sportsmanship has not. We want to take a look at the changes in the game and the areas that make a difference to how we play (and how we win).

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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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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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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Blackheath FC: The Founding Fathers

Blackheath FC: The Founding Fathers

Spirit Of The Game · Historical Series

We look at a club who were one of the catalysts for the formation of the RFU and whose disregard for the rules put forward by the FA played a major role in its creation.

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Rugby Growth in the USA

Spirit Of The Game

In the second of our articles focussing on rugby in America, Lizzie takes a look at the growth of the game and the development of the surrounding culture.

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Rugby in America

Spirit Of The Game

With rugby becoming more of a national sport in the USA, we take a look at its growth and its history in the country.

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Wonderkid: Adam Hastings

Wonderkids

As part of our build up to the U20 World Cup in Manchester, we take a look at some of the players set to make an impact. Next in the series is Scotland's Adam Hastings.

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Wonderkid: Jordie Barrett

Wonderkids

As part of our build up to the U20 World Cup in Manchester, we take a look at some of the players set to make an impact. Next in the series is New Zealand's Jordie Barrett.

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Wonderkid: Harry Mallinder

Wonderkids

As part of our build up to the U20 World Cup in Manchester, we take a look at some of the players set to make an impact. Next in the series is England’s Harry Mallinder.

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Wonderkid: Patelesio Tomkinson

Wonderkids

As part of our build up to the U20 World Cup in Manchester, we take a look at some of the players set to make an impact. Next in the series is New Zealand’s Patelesio Tomkinson.

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Wonderkid: Junior Pokomela

Wonderkids

As part of our build up to the U20 World Cup in Manchester, we take a look at some of the players set to make an impact. The first in the series is South Africa’s Junior Pokomela.

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Saving the World

Spirit Of The Game

The gap between the Tier 1 and Tier 2 nations has substantially closed, and Pete takes a look at how the gap might be eradicated completely.

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Wonderkid: Rieko Ioane

Wonderkid: Rieko Ioane

Wonderkids

This 18 year old prodigy has already set the Sevens scene on fire, and is set for a bright future in the game.

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Wonderkid: Anthony Watson

Wonderkids

Still only the tender young age of 21, Anthony Watson has established himself as one of the most exciting young England players in a generation.

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Wonderkid: Jesse Kriel

Wonderkids

In the first of our wonderkid articles, we take a look at the South African wizard Jesse Kriel.

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Can Rugby be Beautiful?

Rugby World Cup 2015 · Spirit Of The Game

One might think it hard to argue the case for a game where controlled brutality is a defining factor, but Edward puts forward compelling reasons why rugby could just be the most beautiful game of them all.

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Growth of the World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2015 · Spirit Of The Game

With this year’s edition of the World Cup being the eighth since its inception, we can often forget the history that goes hand in hand with the competition.

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What is rugby doing wrong?

Spirit Of The Game

Rugby has never been so popular. We’re on the verge of what will be the most financially successful World Cup; the BBC, Sky and BT Sport are committing considerable time and resources on coverage of the domestic game as well as internationals and European competitions; crowds are at record levels, and yet...

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Changes to the rules at age grade level – will it ruin the game?

Club Rugby · Spirit Of The Game

By September 2016, a raft of rule changes will have been brought in at schoolboy and junior club level. These will ultimately affect the future of the game as whole.

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Conditioning in lower level rugby

Spirit Of The Game

The Rugby Magazine speaks to NHS Physio and amateur rugby player Luke Squire about how to ensure you are in peak condition throughout the season.

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Schalk Burger wins Laureus Comeback of the year

Spirit Of The Game

Schalk Burger joined some prestigious sporting company at the Laureus Awards last week, Michael takes a quick look at his story.

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Are three points too many?

Champions Cup · Spirit Of The Game

Michael takes a look at the impact on results with a change in the points scoring system.

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The furore over Courtney Lawes' tackle

Spirit Of The Game

Rugby is a great sport, let's not let freak accidents ruin peoples perception of the game.

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Is the rolling maul still relevant in modern rugby

Spirit Of The Game

With high penalty counts and subsequently penalty goals resulting from rolling mauls, are they ruining the spectacle of the game?

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Forwards rugby isn't entertainment

Spirit Of The Game

Different people have different perspectives on what entertaining rugby is, and Edward Kerr wants to argue the case for the forwards game.

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