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

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

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

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 | (18:53)

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 | (00:00)

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 | (16:41)

"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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England Rugby - Midfield Reshuffle... Massive Call If Confirmed

(0) Comments | Posted 23 September 2015 | (09:42)

Last night as the country was thinking about going to bed for the evening news reports  broke across social media. The call, predicted, is that England will completely reshuffle their midfield to face Wales this weekend with Owen Farrell, Sam Burgess and Brad Barritt starting in place of George Ford...

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England Rugby - Improvements En Route Before Wales Enter HQ

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

"Every game is different but we know that we need to improve and we know that we'll be better for getting a World Cup game out the way and I think time will tell and I think that it will show that Fiji are a good team. Obviously they have...

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England v Fiji - Welcome to the Rugby World Cup

(0) Comments | Posted 18 September 2015 | (00:00)

18 September 2015 is a date that has been marked in diaries across the country, and indeed the world, for a very long time. At 8pm Jaco Peyper will start the 2015 Rugby World Cup and England Rugby will begin their quest to achieve rugby's ultimate prize on home soil....

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England Rugby - Stuart Lancaster's Reaction To Ireland & Fiji's Final Warm Up Performance

(0) Comments | Posted 7 September 2015 | (09:49)

Stuart Lancaster will have slept a little easier on Saturday night following his side's victory over Ireland. After the nightmare that was Paris, England's performance on green grass of home will have comforted their Head Coach however rest assured he knows that the greatest challenges are still to come;


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England Rugby - Home Sweet Home

(1) Comments | Posted 7 September 2015 | (00:00)

When Nigel Owens blew the final whistle on Saturday 5 September the scoreboard was illuminated with the words England 21 Ireland 13. With just 13 days to go before the Rugby World Cup England had delivered the victory required and had done so with a performance that stamped their authority...

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The Inaugural Rugby Aid 2015 - The Stage Is Set For A Cracker!!

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2015 | (17:52)

This Friday night Rugby Aid will arrive in London for the very first time and it is set to be a show-shopping night of action. A whole host of celebrities and former professional rugby players will take to the field together as England will take on the Rest Of The...

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England Rugby - No Room for Error Against Ireland

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2015 | (00:00)

The harsh reality is that come Saturday evening one of England or Ireland will be nursing their wounds in defeat and will head into this Rugby World Cup off the back of two straight losses. The thought of it being England is too painful to think about right now, by...

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England Rugby - Creating Tournament Defining Home Advantage

(0) Comments | Posted 2 September 2015 | (12:55)

As a host nation you expect the time leading up to a Rugby World Cup to be a positive and comfortable one however it is fair to say that for England Rugby it has been a touch more turbulent than they would have liked. 

It is my hope that the widespread criticism...

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Variation on a Theme - Duracell's RWC

(0) Comments | Posted 1 September 2015 | (12:50)

As a popular team sport in the UK rugby stands alone in terms of its physicality, football is on a different planet altogether and whilst American Football obviously isn't for the fainthearted the pads make it just a touch tamer in my eyes!!

If you look back in history...

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Opportunity Knocks for Brands This Rugby World Cup

(0) Comments | Posted 31 August 2015 | (16:37)

The opportunity that a home Rugby World Cup affords to brands and sponsors is a large one. With the eyes of the rugby world focused solely on this tournament it is time for them excel and deliver in the same manner that our International rugby sides want to do. Already...

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Statistics and Headlines of the Rugby Variety - Rugby World Cup

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

In under twenty days the Rugby World Cup will be upon us and for rugby fans across the country Christmas will come early. When the announcement was made back in July 2009 that England had won their bid to host the 2015 Rugby World Cup the tournament seemed a lifetime...

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England Rugby - Stuart Lancaster Announces His 31 Man Rugby World Cup Squad

(1) Comments | Posted 28 August 2015 | (09:08)

For two years Stuart Lancaster had yesterday, 27 August, etched in his mind as the day that he was going to announce the 31 individuals that would represent him, his coaching team and this country in a home Rugby World Cup. That it is the level of detail that has gone...

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England Rugby - Selection Time for Stuart Lancaster

(0) Comments | Posted 26 August 2015 | (00:00)

After months and months of speculation, opinions and heated discussions the time has come for England to finalise their 31 man Rugby World Cup squad and to submit it to World Rugby. It seems only yesterday that we were commenting on the wider 50 man training squad and in the...

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England Rugby's Parisian Crunch Lacked Bite But They'll Be Fine Come the Rugby World Cup

(1) Comments | Posted 24 August 2015 | (00:00)

The emotions surrounding England Rugby are now running higher than ever courtesy of Saturday evening's match in Paris. For those of you that saw the encounter you will know what I mean when I say that it wasn't a glorious 80 minutes of rugby, in fact by all accounts it...

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Monye Making A Difference - Urban Rugby Squad

(0) Comments | Posted 20 August 2015 | (10:49)

One of the things that those of us immersed in the world of rugby are proud of is our sport's ability to help shape individuals for the better. The core values of rugby; respect, teamwork, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship ring true at every level of the game and senior players...

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England Rugby - Strong Competition

(0) Comments | Posted 17 August 2015 | (08:17)

Saturday's Test match against France certainly answered some of the questions that Stuart Lancaster and his coaching team had about individuals and units within their squad however some still remain. The most positive take out from England's opening Warm Up victory was that it displayed the depth of English talent;...

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