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

The Waiting Is Almost Over - England Rugby

(1) Comments | Posted 5 February 2016 | (00:00)

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 | (08:02)

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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With A Little Help From My Friend - England Rugby

(0) Comments | Posted 29 January 2016 | (22:14)

On Friday evening we witnessed George Smith making Premiership Rugby look easy as he led from the front for Wasps against the Northampton Saints. 

Before Round 10 of the Aviva Premiership Wasps' record against the Saints didn't make for pretty reading as they had won just one of the last 13 encounters against Jim...

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Captain Hartley - Will This Be an Inspired Decision by Eddie Jones?

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

With exactly 12 days to go before the start of the RBS 6 Nations Eddie Jones has announced Dylan Hartley as his captain for the tournament. The rumours that the Northampton Saint would be given the job started at the back end of last year and as a result this...

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England Calling But First RCT Toulon for Henry Thomas

(0) Comments | Posted 20 January 2016 | (11:44)

Henry Thomas, is perhaps not one of the most recognisable names in Eddie Jones' maiden England Rugby EPS squad and he certainly isn't one that has been discussed to the hill over the last few weeks however the prop is more than ready to change that by making an impact...

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A Premiership Rugby Champions Cup Spotlight on Round 5

(0) Comments | Posted 18 January 2016 | (17:36)

This term's Champions Cup has already contained many twists and turns and Round 5 was absolutely no different as it delivered last-gasp surprises and enthralling matches. After their impressive form, and Round 5 victories, both Saracens and the Leicester Tigers throughly deserve their home quarter-finals and three others keep their...

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Eddie Jones' England Senior Squad for RBS 6 Nations

(0) Comments | Posted 13 January 2016 | (19:57)

England's new head coach is not your shy and retiring type, far from it, instead he is a charismatic and forthright Australian that knows what he wants. He has made it very clear that this will be his International side that beats to the sound of his drum, and today...

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British and Irish Lions Welcome Standard Life Insurance as a Principle Partner for 2017 New Zealand Tour

(0) Comments | Posted 12 January 2016 | (15:10)

In just over 500 days the most iconic Northern Hemisphere touring side will run out at Eden Park and face the double World Champions as the Lions and New Zealand will meet for the first of three tests. 

At this moment in time we cannot be sure of any of...

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Champions Cup Spotlight - Bath Rugby Find Their Feet Against the European Champions

(0) Comments | Posted 11 January 2016 | (09:54)

Professional sport can be agonising and I expect that if you ask any neutral that watched yesterday's match at the Stade Felix Mayol they will say that the visitors deserved a draw, at the very least. 

We often hear coaches, and indeed Mike Ford, talk about fine margins and never...

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Champions Cup Spotlight - RC Toulon v Bath Rugby

(0) Comments | Posted 9 January 2016 | (10:27)

231 days ago Bath Rugby faced the Leicester Tigers in the semi-final of the Aviva Premiership competition. On that day at The Recreation Ground Bath Rugby entered Tigers' twenty two 8 times and scored off 7 of those visits. They were mesmeric, as they had been for much of the...

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Eddie Jones' England - What Will It Look Like?

(0) Comments | Posted 7 January 2016 | (00:00)

It was clear from the moment that he took the role as England's head coach that this will be 'Eddie Jones' England'. England Rugby in 2016, and beyond, will be a team of players and management that beats to the sound of his drum and one that answers to him,...

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A Year In Numbers - Aviva Premiership Rugby

(0) Comments | Posted 30 December 2015 | (14:52)

As we approach New Year's Eve it is the perfect time to reflect back on the calendar year and review a few of the key Aviva Premiership numbers. Stuart Farmer Media Services combined with the Opta's Statistics are just the ticket to deliver a few records and facts from a...

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Bowden Set to Return to Premiership Rugby With Bath Rugby

(0) Comments | Posted 27 December 2015 | (19:56)

As Round 7 was finishing a press release landed in inboxes around the country announcing the Bath Rugby had signed Dan Bowden with immediate effect. Dan is an individual that London Irish and Leicester Tigers fans will remember well from his time at both clubs and is a strong bit...

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No Time for Mistletoe and Wine - Aviva Premiership Round 7

(0) Comments | Posted 23 December 2015 | (15:13)

In professional sport nothing is ever guaranteed, more often than not matches and seasons do not follow the simplest of scripts, instead we get multiple twists and turns and from a spectator's point of view it is this unpredictability that is part of the fascination.

Already in the Aviva...

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Wasps Deliver Another Emphatic European Victory

(0) Comments | Posted 20 December 2015 | (15:13)

Often European victories on the road are few and far between however this year Wasps are making a habit of going away and spoiling parties. At The Recreation Ground Dai Young's side's victory was as emphatic as they come and it reinforces their strong position in this year's European Champions...

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Wasps v Bath Rugby - Bath Blow Pool 5 Wide Open and There's Plenty for Eddie Jones to Put in His Notebook

(0) Comments | Posted 14 December 2015 | (09:25)

Without fail the European back-to-back fixtures always deliver and with the individuals housed in both Wasps' and Bath Rugby's squads their Pool 5 encounters always had the potential to be an extremely intriguing two part drama.

Bath's form going into the game was undefinably shaky, their confidence was low...

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Frustration for Bath Rugby

(0) Comments | Posted 6 December 2015 | (11:09)

Confidence is one of the most difficult things to find in professional sport. When you have it, it propels you to greatness that you didn't think was possible however when you lose it, it is the most difficult thing to find in the world - the smallest needle in the...

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Positivity at Welford Road - Leicester Tigers

(0) Comments | Posted 29 November 2015 | (22:50)

When sides lose a number of key players from their squad and sign 'relatively' unknown individuals you always wonder what the result will be? The gut feeling says that things will take time to settle and that the side in question will start the season slower than everyone at the...

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Imagine Change Moments - Premiership Rugby's Game Changing Moments

(0) Comments | Posted 25 November 2015 | (13:12)

How many times during a game of Aviva Premiership Rugby have you said the words 'that's a game changer'? One try, one break or one kick can change the face of a match, swing momentum and win the game. Who can forget Jamie George's turn of pace to the try...

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Premiership Rugby's Game Changing Moments - #ImagineChange

(0) Comments | Posted 24 November 2015 | (17:04)

How many times during a game of Aviva Premiership Rugby have you said the words 'that's a game changer'? One try, one break or one kick can change the face of a match, swing momentum and win the game. Who can forget Jamie George's turn of pace to the try...

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