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 52,000 views.

Rugby is my passion, it enables me to meet and interview inspirational people, witness magical moments 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

The Barbarians Are in Town

(0) Comments | Posted 26 May 2015 | (09:16)

The Barbarians is time honoured tradition and one that every player of any age or stage in their career hopes to be a part of. From World Cup Winners to British and Irish Lions' legends, running out for Barbarians is on the to do list for every single player in...

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Emotional Exit for Saracens - European Champions Cup

(0) Comments | Posted 21 April 2015 | (11:00)

It was a gladiatorial contest with a mercenary ending for Mark McCall's Saracens in their European Semi Final. Saracens rode the waves of emotion, they successfully silenced the forty thousand plus fanatical French fans and yet they fell short as one moment and one lapse of concentration cost them and...

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European Champions Cup - ASM Clermont Auvergne vs. Saracens

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2015 | (14:53)

'They are a very good side'. Those were the words that Saracens' Director of Rugby Mark McCall used to described ASM Clermont Auvergne when asked about them in the immediate aftermath of his squad's victory over the Leicester Tigers in the domestic competition last weekend. Now, for those of you...

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Pride, Passion and Power - England vs France RBS 6 Nations

(0) Comments | Posted 23 March 2015 | (09:13)

On Saturday 21 March 2015 Twickenham Stadium experienced one of the most dramatic, intense and enthralling games of them all, from the opening minute to the final seconds it enraptured us and the drama was played out in an atmosphere beyond anything that I have ever experienced on home soil....

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Positive Frustration for England Rugby - 2015 Calcutta Cup Review

(0) Comments | Posted 16 March 2015 | (23:00)

As the last of the sunshine set over Twickenham Stadium England and Scotland completed their final preparations ready for the 2015 Calcutta Cup; England hadn't lost against Scotland at Twickenham for 29 years and after the hurt of Dublin the expectation was for them to deliver a ruthless, show stopping...

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Irish Eyes Are Smiling, English Hearts Are Broken - RBS 6 Nations Review

(0) Comments | Posted 2 March 2015 | (12:41)

The build up surrounding England Rugby's trip to Dublin had been intense, for two weeks we had discussed the match ups, pondered on the strategies and come 3pm on Sunday 1st March expectations were high. Hearts across the country predicted an English win by 3, based on the character they...

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RBS 6 Nations Preview - Ireland vs. England

(0) Comments | Posted 28 February 2015 | (18:24)

Strength is depth, it is a phrase that we have been itching to be able to use to describe England Rugby for a long time and if I'm brutally honest the words never quite fitted perfectly, instead England had depth but only in pockets, in one or two positions. However now in...

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Time to Deliver on Home Soil - England v Italy RBS 6 Nations Round 2

(0) Comments | Posted 13 February 2015 | (07:18)

When the final whistle blew in Cardiff it was a glorious moment filled with euphoria and jubilation, England had conquered the odds and their Millennium Stadium demons in stunning fashion and had delivered the best possible start to the year. However the fact of the matter is that it was...

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A Friday Night In Cardiff - England vs. Wales RBS 6 Nations Opener

(1) Comments | Posted 4 February 2015 | (13:01)

'This year it is all about winning', now is the time for England to march on from their developmental stage and deliver, these were the overarching messages from the men in charge at the first squad announcement of the year just 14 days ago. In last year's RBS 6 Nations...

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England Saxons' Time to Shine Under The Friday Night Lights

(0) Comments | Posted 30 January 2015 | (08:31)

Tonight in Cork a group of players wearing white with red roses on their chests will run out and take on the might of Ireland, they are our England Saxons and what a group they are too. 'It is the strongest Saxons' squad that I have been involved with' those...

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Did Any of Us Realise How Close Wasps Were to Ceasing to Exist? A New Era in the Club's History Can Now Begin...

(0) Comments | Posted 10 October 2014 | (08:05)

This morning, as the sun rises, there will be many rugby fans across the country that are thinking about the events that unfolded over the past two days. It was quite the day in the history of the game in indeed in the history of Wasps Rugby Club. It has...

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Fans Feel the Impact as Wasps Confirm Their Relocation to Coventry

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2014 | (08:58)

For many fans the past 24hours has been one of most emotional times of their rugby lives. The rumours have been bubbling about Wasps' stadium movement to Coventry for a while, when it was broken by The Rugby Paper and greeted, as expected, with uproar - however at that point...

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Why Extending Stuart Lancaster and His Coaching Team's Contracts Until 2020 Was the Right Thing to Do... Even Before the World Cup

(0) Comments | Posted 1 October 2014 | (22:02)

Yesterday it was announced that Stuart Lancaster and his core team, Andy Farrell, Mike Catt and Graham Rowntree have all had their contracts extended until the 2019/2020 season. When he made this announcement, the Chairman of the RFU, Ian Richie, used the following words; "we believe this is entirely the...

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Normal Service Resumes...

(0) Comments | Posted 5 September 2014 | (09:21)

They say that you shouldn't wish time away, however for many fans of a particular sport that is exactly what they do during the quiet off season. The days are marked on a calendar and ticked off week by week; pre-season matches are attended, any small bit of news is...

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Defining Moments for Women's Rugby

(0) Comments | Posted 18 August 2014 | (16:05)

England Champions of the World, England Women World Cup Champions, England Women World Cup Winners, however you choose to phrase it, we will never tire of hearing it. For Gary Street, his squad and the entire backroom team their road to victory was long and arduous however last night's reward...

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12 Months of Progression for England Rugby

(0) Comments | Posted 14 August 2014 | (10:10)

Whether it is two years to go or two days to go, milestones turn all of our attention to a specific event and for England Rugby there will be many over the coming weeks and indeed months. On July 31st we celebrated '100 days to go' before the 2014 QBE...

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The Ultimate Test - England Women's World Cup Semi Final

(0) Comments | Posted 13 August 2014 | (09:42)

Today England Women face their toughest test since that heartbreaking World Cup Final four years ago. In the 2014 tournament their job is only half done, their matches against Samoa and Spain were straightforward enough and the Canadians provided a physical and mental workout, however today's meeting with Ireland will...

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Answering 'That' Question...

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2014 | (09:27)

Without a doubt the question that I am asked the most is 'Why are you so into rugby?' Generally the look on the person's face when they ask it is one of skeptical intrigue; in their minds they already know the answer and the next phrase often confirms this. 'It...

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