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

Better to Have Too Much Than Too Little - England Rugby

(0) Comments | Posted 24 November 2015 | (14:53)

A clean sweep of European Champions Cup victories was achieved by our Aviva Premiership sides this weekend for the first time since December 2008. Alongside this, 4 out of 6 sides gained victories in the European Challenge Cup, thus delivering one of the most successful European pool weekends ever for...

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Bath Boutique Stays - A Rugby Experience With A Difference

(0) Comments | Posted 23 November 2015 | (09:32)

As an individual that spends my life heading all around the country and Europe visiting different rugby grounds some may consider me to be a well travelled individual. However, more often than not I make fleeting visits to cities and see the train station, the ground, the press facilities and...

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England Rugby's Eddie Jones

(0) Comments | Posted 23 November 2015 | (00:00)

A man that knows what he wants and one that won't be afraid to ruffle a few feathers to get it, that is my assessment of Eddie Jones following his first press conference in charge of England Rugby.

The 55 year old is straight talking and focused, he knows...

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Eddie Jones - England Rugby's Man

(1) Comments | Posted 21 November 2015 | (00:00)

The rumours started in earnest earlier this week when the odds were slashed dramatically on Eddie Jones becoming England's next head coach. On Wednesday evening Neil Squires of the Express filed an exclusive that Eddie Jones would be appointed in the next 48 hours and that is exactly what happened...

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Truly Exceptional - Richie McCaw

(0) Comments | Posted 20 November 2015 | (00:00)

"This is the end of something that has been a big part of my life. I left it until now because I didn't want to to have a foot out of the door during the World Cup. I wanted to make it about the team, not about the individual."


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An Iconic Gentleman - Jonah Lomu

(0) Comments | Posted 18 November 2015 | (12:20)

As a writer you expect the words to flow, in any situation they should tumble over the page, however after waking up to the news that Jonah Lomu has passed away I have struggled to put pen to paper. How do I begin to do justice to an individual that...

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Stuart Lancaster Steps Down As England Head Coach

(0) Comments | Posted 11 November 2015 | (13:14)

At 12.03pm on 11th November a press release was issued from England Rugby entitled RFU Statement: Stuart Lancaster, the ensuing statement contained the information that England's head coach had resigned 'by mutual consent' and will no longer direct England's elite performance group.

The words that Stuart used to express...

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Sam Burgess Heads Back To Rugby League Immediately

(0) Comments | Posted 6 November 2015 | (08:28)

News... it breaks quickly and travels far and wide and that is exactly what happened yesterday afternoon when the BBC reported in the middle of yesterday afternoon that Sam Burgess had left Bath Rugby with immediate effect. All forms of media flew with social in particular soaring off the charts...

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Rugby World Cup Final - All Blacks Make History

(0) Comments | Posted 1 November 2015 | (09:45)

A Rugby World Cup Final is the pinnacle of our sport, it is what our elite players strive to be a part of during every moment of their careers and it is what they dream about when they are children. Fans from across the world had made the journey to...

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Rugby World Cup Final - History Will Be Made

(0) Comments | Posted 31 October 2015 | (00:00)

At the start of the World Cup, in any sport, the hope is that you will get to the final and that the two best teams in the world will be going head to head against each other. As previous World Cups have shown this ambition doesn't always come to...

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Aviva Premiership Take Two - Round 2 Review

(0) Comments | Posted 29 October 2015 | (18:32)

Round Two of the Aviva Premiership continued where Round 1 left off with plenty of action, some head turning performances and just a touch of drama!! After two rounds Saracens and the Leicester Tigers remain the only unbeaten sides and two teams, London Irish and the Newcastle Falcons, are yet...

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Aviva Premiership Round 2 Preview - Take Two

(0) Comments | Posted 23 October 2015 | (17:34)

They say that good things come to those who wait and it certainly feels that way as Round 2 of the Aviva Premiership is already upon us after waiting so long for the opening round to arrive. This weekend the intensity notches up a gear for all clubs should have blown off...

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England Rugby - Battle a Tough Week to Deliver in Manchester

(0) Comments | Posted 11 October 2015 | (11:20)

This Sunday morning the England Rugby squad will wake up and again it will hit them that they are no longer part of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and it will hurt. A 60 points to 3 victory is an empathic winning margin however if they are truly critical of...

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England Rugby - Integrity at the Top

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (12:21)

Much has been penned about the future of England Rugby this week and in particular Stuart Lancaster's position as head coach.

Whatever individuals' thoughts are on Stuart's future I hope that everyone is united in the opinion that the manner in which he has conducted himself, in the aftermath...

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Rugby World Cup 2015 - The Most Competitive Ever

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (01:00)

In Rugby World Cups gone by we have witnessed centuries of points shipped in matches during the group stages when Tier 2 nations have struggled to cope with the intensity and the power of the Tier 1s. When the competition progresses through to its denouement it is likely to include...

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England Rugby - Lightning Strikes Twice

(3) Comments | Posted 5 October 2015 | (01:00)

On Saturday night, in front of our very eyes, a nightmare unfolded as Australia pushed England aside with ruthless precision and condemned the hosts to being surplus to requirements in their own tournament. 

Disappointment, despair and raw hurt were the emotions etched across the faces of Chris Robshaw and Stuart Lancaster as they addressed the press...

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Nothing But a Victory Will Suffice, This Is it for England Rugby...

(0) Comments | Posted 3 October 2015 | (01:00)

As the full time whistle blew in Cardiff on Thursday evening the scoreboard read Wales - 23 Fiji - 13 and it confirmed, in black and white, that this weekend it is do or die for England Rugby.

It is the situation that we all feared when the pools were...

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England Rugby's Resilience Means That Saturday's challenge Is Eminently Achievable

(0) Comments | Posted 2 October 2015 | (19:53)

This week has been the largest of England Rugby's lives, I say England Rugby as a collective for the pressure weighs as heavily on the coaching staff as it does the players. Last Saturday night's defeat has left England in the most challenging situation of all, as we all know...

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England Rugby - The Ultimate Test Week

(0) Comments | Posted 30 September 2015 | (01:00)

It is only Tuesday and yet I'm sure that I'm not alone in saying that my emotions are already rising prior to Saturday's knockout clash between England and Australia. This World Cup has been years in the making, it is all we have spoken about and all that we have...

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Bold Selection Calls Must Come Off Against Wales - England Rugby

(0) Comments | Posted 25 September 2015 | (17:41)

"A game against Wales in my experience is like no other in terms of the intensity and the pressure that builds around it & you can build another 100% on that because it is a World Cup."

Those are the words of England's head coach Stuart Lancaster, a man that...

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