Emma Thurston
Creator and Author of Out On The Full Rugby.

After years of ardent rugby support Out On The Full blossomed from sending emails to my Father to ensure he was up to speed on the latest news to point that it has reached today with over 96,000 views.

Rugby is my passion, it enables me to meet and interview inspirational people, witness sporting history and share all of this with others.

At the age of 27 with the home Rugby World Cup 2015 fast approaching and just a year of formal Out On The Full writing under my belt the world of Premiership and England Rugby remains my oyster!

Entries by Emma Thurston

England v Australia - The Second Test

(0) Comments | Posted 18 June 2016 | (08:55)

At the AAMI Park in Melbourne England have the opportunity to take the test series. If you'd have dared to have predicted that six months ago then people might have politely questioned your sanity. However, the fact of the matter is that Eddie Jones' England have all of the ingredients...

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England Rugby Make History in Brisbane - But Eddie Jones Demands More From His Side

(0) Comments | Posted 12 June 2016 | (10:04)

On Saturday as Romain Poite blew the final whistle in Brisbane Saturday 3rd October 2015 seemed like a lifetime ago. On that day England were unceremoniously dumped out of their home World Cup by Michael Cheika's Australia and a little over 8 months later the home nation amassed England's greatest...

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England v Australia - The First Test

(0) Comments | Posted 10 June 2016 | (09:15)

Since Eddie Jones has been in charge England are unbeaten and importantly have started to look like a side that are going places. However, the harsh reality is that during the opening six matches that he's been in charge England haven't been truly tested against the sides that set the...

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England's Strength in Depth and Eddie Jones' on the Money Assessment of Where the Focus Should Be

(0) Comments | Posted 31 May 2016 | (00:00)

"We've just beaten Wales by five tries to one and we're talking about a guy that missed a few goals. That's quite amazing, it just shows the negative reaction in English rugby. I find it quite sad to be honest. We've beaten Wales five tries to one, when do you...

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Not the Best Timing but England's Test Against Wales Will Be a Useful Outing

(0) Comments | Posted 26 May 2016 | (00:00)

'It's fantastic mate, we get to play Wales again and have the chance to beat them again. There is nothing better than that!'

If Eddie Jones is frustrated by the presence test match against Wales when 6 of the starting XV that faced France are unavailable for selection then he's...

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Eddie Jones' 32-man Squad for Australia

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (07:13)

On Sunday afternoon Eddie Jones announced the 26-man squad for the forthcoming test against Wales and then the 32-man squad that will head to Australia. Alongside some familiar faces England's head coach has included 4 uncapped players that will be on the plane to Australia; Ben Te'o, Teimana Harrison, Ellis...

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Eddie Jones Starts Australia Tour Preparations in Brighton

(0) Comments | Posted 18 May 2016 | (08:08)

On Tuesday a 26-man England Rugby training squad assembled in Brighton for a three-day camp. Even though only there are many familiar faces missing due to their Premiership semi-final commitments this opening camp marks the start of England's preparations to head Down Under. 

There's no doubt that the RBS 6...

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What a Difference a Few Months Makes...

(0) Comments | Posted 12 April 2016 | (12:21)

After finishing a home Rugby World Cup with the official title of the 'worst performing host nation in the history of the tournament' there wasn't the buoyancy and feel good factor surrounding our elite side and English rugby that was hoped for from a home Rugby World Cup. Instead the...

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Wasps v Exeter Chiefs - Best 80 Minutes of the Season by a Country Mile!

(0) Comments | Posted 11 April 2016 | (15:59)

'We should have a great game because we've got two teams that love to play ball' 

Those were the words of Brian O'Driscoll as the players were readying themselves for kick-off at the Ricoh Arena. We all knew that Brian was right in his prediction however I think that it...

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Grand Slam Winners 2016 - England Rugby

(0) Comments | Posted 21 March 2016 | (23:00)

England Rugby - Grand Slam Winners.

As Nigel Owens blew the full time whistle at the Stade de France and Swing Low Sweet Chariot reverberated around the stadium the emotion poured out of England's players. Finally they'd achieved their goal and victory tasted even sweeter because France had made...

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Spring in England Rugby's Step

(0) Comments | Posted 18 March 2016 | (23:00)

It is safe to say that when England crashed out of a home Rugby World Cup the nation was a fairly gloomy place. Years of preparation, both on and off the field, had come to nothing and that hurt, a lot.  

As an onlooker into the England camp I...

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A Sweet Victory for England Rugby - England v Wales RBS 6 Nations

(0) Comments | Posted 14 March 2016 | (17:48)

'Greatness is defined by being able to do it on the big stage and the great thing about Saturday is that it is a big stage isn't it?'

It was a stage that Eddie Jones' England almost slipped up on however their opening purpose combined with sheer will and guts...

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Time for England Rugby to Take Another Step Forward as They Host Wales at Twickenham

(0) Comments | Posted 11 March 2016 | (23:00)

"There's that intense rivalry there, and you're never going to get away from that. There's this little country sitting there next to a big country. It's little brother, big brother."

Eddie Jones may not be a native Englishman however he fully understands the ferocity of the rivalry between England and...

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Eddie Jones Is Pulling All of the Strings and Playing the Media Game With Ease

(0) Comments | Posted 1 March 2016 | (12:48)

As soon as Eddie Jones' was confirmed as England's new head coach it was clear that England were going to enter a new era and one that was quite different to what we had seen previously. Eddie Jones is not a man to entertain the word compromise, the Australian does...

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Astute Eddie Jones on Track But the True Tests for England Rugby Are Ahead

(0) Comments | Posted 25 February 2016 | (23:00)

On Saturday when England will return to Twickenham Stadium for the first time since their 'less than ideal' Rugby World Cup Eddie Jones will have been in charge for exactly 99 days. For those looking on that seems like a sizeable amount of time however the man himself has openly...

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Rock Solid Leadership on the Field Pays Dividends - Premiership Rugby

(0) Comments | Posted 19 February 2016 | (14:35)

Regardless of the sport every team in the world will have their leadership group or a leader. These are the individuals that shape the conduct and set the standards for those around them and without true quality being housed in that group achieving success, or changing the way a side...

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Job Done In Italy - England Rugby

(0) Comments | Posted 14 February 2016 | (20:32)

There are two ways of looking at England's 40 - 9 victory over Italy. One is to focus on the opening 50 minutes and pick holes in the side and the other is to take the match as a whole and focus on the manner in which Eddie Jones' side...

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A Victorious Platform to Work From - England Rugby

(1) Comments | Posted 8 February 2016 | (23:00)

The Calcutta Cup has been a part of rugby history since 1882 and in recent years the fixture has been largely dominated by England. However leading into this year's meeting the feeling was that it was going to be tighter, and closer, than ever before.

Scotland's World Cup was...

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The Waiting Is Almost Over - England Rugby

(1) Comments | Posted 4 February 2016 | (23:00)

Professional sportsmen and women will always tell you that after they've suffered a devastating loss the only thing that they want to do is to go back straight onto the field and right the wrongs. That desire remains just as strong regardless of level of sport being played and without...

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Decoding The Dark Arts - England Rugby

(0) Comments | Posted 4 February 2016 | (07:02)

One of the gospel truths in rugby is how vital it is to have a solid scrummage in order to lay the foundations of a side's performance. The intricacies of the dark arts aren't easily deciphered however one individual that assists greatly in explaining this mysterious area is David Flatman....

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