England Rugby

Better to Have Too Much Than Too Little - England Rugby

Emma Thurston | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

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 English rugby.

England Rugby's Eddie Jones

Emma Thurston | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

The overarching feeling from Friday's press conference is that England are in good hands however there is plenty for Eddie Jones to get his teeth into and we all know how quickly time is ticking by, the RBS 6 Nations is just over 70 days away.

Eddie Jones - England Rugby's Man

Emma Thurston | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Without question the pressure of England's top role is immense, the union with the greatest resources and greatest player base in the world should be the one that is pushing the sport forwards and leading the charge. Currently England are not however my great hope is that this appointment is a successful one and one that leads to a very bright future for England Rugby.

Stuart Lancaster Steps Down As England Head Coach

Emma Thurston | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

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.

Rugby: Quarter Finals and The Pitfalls of Pressure

Eoghan Hickey | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Sport
Eoghan Hickey

Facing into this weekend against Argentina, it's likely that Ireland are more psychologically robust this time around, but the Pumas are a quality side who know how to play it tough and smart. Irish supporters won't have forgotten how well Juan Martín Hernández can build a score for his team...

England Rugby - Battle a Tough Week to Deliver in Manchester

Emma Thurston | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

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 themselves they won't be wholly satisfied with the 80 minutes of rugby. 

Eight Ways to Maximise Muscle Growth Outside of the Gym

James Haskell | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

No matter how hard you train, it's what you do outside of the gym that gives you the most results. The science is simple; when we train, we tear down our muscle fibres. Everything else we do influences how quickly we repair them, and consequently, the rate at which our muscles grow.

England Rugby - Integrity at the Top

Emma Thurston | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

From players to coaches no-one ever sets out to fall short and my hope is that this audit is conducted with integrity for that is what this, and indeed, every management team deserves.

Rugby World Cup 2015 - The Most Competitive Ever

Emma Thurston | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

The manner in which Japan defeated South Africa on the first weekend will remain in all of our memories forever; their courage of conviction and their ability to play exactly the right sort of rugby to nullify one of the game's giants...

England Rugby - Lightning Strikes Twice

Emma Thurston | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

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. 

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

Emma Thurston | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

After such a destructive defeat the players could have crumbled and could have felt extremely sorry for themselves. As much as individuals can put on a front, it would have been seen through during their media sessions for even the best of actors cannot hide something like that.

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

Emma Thurston | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Stuart is right, in the face of adversity this England side has never come unstuck or backed down. This squad will be much better for the excruciating manner in which they lost last weekend and we, on the outside, have to trust that some tough lessons have finally been learned.

My Frequently Asked Questions and the Reasons Why I Wrote "The Introduction to Becoming and Staying Rugby Fit"

James Haskell | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

First things first; please understand this. One game does not make a career! Not every game goes the way you want it to and rugby, not being a solo sport, means you are but a small cog, in a bigger machine.

England Rugby - The Ultimate Test Week

Emma Thurston | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Saturday's loss was by the far the most agonising and devastating that this squad has experienced together, more than losing any RBS 6 Nations title or QBE International fixture, however the fact is that they have to show colossal resilience and get straight back on the horse. 

15 Fat Busting Superfoods to Eliminate Your Love Handles for Good

James Haskell | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

You cannot sit at home watching Game of Thrones all day sipping on the latest exotic juice from the Amazon rainforest and expect to get lean. Your overall diet, energy expenditure, activity levels, hormonal profile and sleep quality are all far more important factors in fat loss than any 'superfood' will ever be.

Rugby World Cup: England Miscalculate Badly

Eoghan Hickey | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Sport
Eoghan Hickey

On Saturday evening at Twickenham we saw the first game that actually mattered in this Rugby World Cup towards ascertaining where the trophy might ultimately end up...

Watch Actor Ioan Gruffudd Lose It In His Boxer Shorts When Wales Beat England

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Many a Welshman and woman would have been celebrating on Saturday after Wales beat England in the group stages of the Rugby World Cup. But actor Io...

Bold Selection Calls Must Come Off Against Wales - England Rugby

Emma Thurston | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

With the greatest respect, England's selection decisions, at fly half and in the centres, are bold however they have been made and it is time to trust the experts and get ready to be blown away by what has the makings of being one of the most intense clashes of the entire competition. 

Sport Psychology

James Haskell | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Sport Psychology helps us practice on the relevant aspects of our performance and to reinforce our competence in these areas. Confidence is learned and trained, like a skill, and it has massive implications on success.

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

Emma Thurston | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

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 and the injured Jonathan Joseph. 

England Rugby - Improvements En Route Before Wales Enter HQ

Emma Thurston | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

The fact that individuals haven't been ruled out of the competition due to knocks from the Fijian physicality is hugely encouraging. There's no question that the Welsh will bring physical intensity to Twickenham however not in the same collective manner that the Fijians do...

England v Fiji - Welcome to the Rugby World Cup

Emma Thurston | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

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...

The Five Most Important Exercises for Strength, Definition, and Overall Fitness

James Haskell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

What five exercises will keep me in great shape for the rest of my life? These are our suggestions - and for most people, focusing on these five exercises alone would deliver results far greater that some of the most intricate training programmes out there today.

The Winner Takes it All

Helen Astrid | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Sport
Helen Astrid

Music and sport are the perfect marriage; they were made for each other...designed to live happily ever after. The beneficial effect of using music in sport and exercise is nothing new. Music is able to grab our attention, cause a reaction, change how we feel, help us remember things, help us overcome shyness, make us feel good and interestingly increase our work output.

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

Emma Thurston | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

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...