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Normal Service Resumes...

Emma Thurston | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

For England's domestic rugby fans today is that day, rugby's Christmas Day and in a few short hours the Northampton Saints and Gloucester Rugby will kick off the 2014/15 Aviva Premiership Season.

Defining Moments for Women's Rugby

Emma Thurston | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

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... this Women's Rugby World Cup catapults the sport forward in the UK and across the world and leaves a legacy that changes the Women's Rugby, for the better, forever.

Women's Rugby World Cup Semi-Finals: Pinpoint Precision from England, Heartbreak for France

Vicky Chan | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

It was a smashing victory for England, but the show was quickly stolen by the second semi-final of the evening, France vs Canada... Both semi-finals showcased some of the best talent in the Women's Rugby world. Here are some of my standout players from the two matches.

12 Months of Progression for England Rugby

Emma Thurston | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

England's depth of talent has deepened to a point where in every position there are at least two or even three truly viable options... if England make the same amount of progression that they have done since this time last year then there is no reason why they won't head into the World Cup confident and fully ready.

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

Emma Thurston | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Today England Women face their toughest test since that heartbreaking World Cup Final four years ago... Ireland have shown that they are not afraid of anyone, their physicality is brutal... in just a few hours' time we will witness one of the greatest matches in the history of Women's Rugby.

England's World Cup Hopes Will Be Put to the Test by Ireland

Vicky Chan | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

England will face Ireland in the Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final on Wednesday 13 August. Some might brush off Ireland and predict an easy English victory, however with the unpredictable twists and turns the tournament has taken so far, it won't be so black and white with who proceeds to the final on Sunday 17 August.

Answering 'That' Question...

Emma Thurston | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

There are rarely any dull moments; huge collisions, eye-watering feat, fierce rivalries and deft skills means that if you switch off for a second during a match you'll miss something... Rugby is a physically dangerous sport, on a weekly and even daily basis players put their bodies and indeed lives on the line.

Why the England Rugby Team Needs a Twitter-Free Week

Deborah Lee | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Tech
Deborah Lee

It does occur to me that maybe, just maybe taking to the social media airwaves in the lead up to any big bruising encounter isn't perhaps the best preparation they could get involved with, given that not everyone has positive things to say all the time.

England V France - Six Of The Best

The Huffington Post UK | Ed Tew | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Sport

It might not be St. Crispin’s day for another nine months but the old enemies will line up once again on Saturday evening as England take on France ...

Six Nations 2014: Joe Launchbury Confident Ahead Of Opening Clash With France

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Sport

Joe Launchbury is confident England can dismiss any concerns following their humiliating defeat in Cardiff in last year’s 6 Nations Championship. ...

Rugby: Is The Heineken Cup Really Without a Future?

Eoghan Hickey | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Sport
Eoghan Hickey

The trajectory of the negotiations that started over a year ago to agree a new accord beyond the current season, is a tale of brinkmanship resulting from the abandonment of meaningful cooperation and a refusal to even contemplate change. Myopia is the common theme here and no group is blameless in this episode.

Why England Shouldn't Pick Euro-Chasers (Rugby)

Windsor Roberts | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Sport
Windsor Roberts

England are right to exclude overseas-based players from the national team. It's no secret that the giants of the French Top 14 are prepared to splash some serious cash to snap up top players. Racing Metro and Toulon in particular let their chequebooks do the talking over the close season; the Parisian giants snapped up the likes of Dan Lydiate, Jamie Roberts and Jonny Sexton, while their south coast rivals added South Africa legend Bryan Habana and others to their already star-studded squad.

O'Driscoll's Curtain Call

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Sport

The curtain came down on Ireland star Brian O'Driscoll's British and Irish Lions before the final act on Wednesday, when coach Warren Gatland omitted ...

Warburton's Out But Roberts Could Be Back For Lions Decider

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Sport

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has been ruled out of Saturday's Test series decider against Australia in Sydney. The Wales flanker s...

Lions Thrash Melbourne Rebels 35-0 (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Sport

The British and Irish Lions prepared for their second Test against Australia with a comfortable 35-0 victory over Melbourne Rebels. Conor Murray, S...

Wallabies Slip Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Sport

The British and Irish Lions narrowly defeated Australia 23-21 after Kurtley Beale missed a last-minute penalty in an absorbing first Test match in Bri...

Jimmy Anderson Goes Scottish For The Lions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Sport

James Anderson relishes duelling with the odd Aussie, and the England bowler has urged the British and Irish Lions to "kill" Australia in Saturday's f...

The Spirit Of South Africa

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Sport

Sir Ian McGeechan presented British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton with the match jerseys for Saturday's first Test against Australia in an "in...

Corbisiero Surprise Starter For Lions' First Test (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Sport

England prop Alex Corbisiero was the surprise inclusion in the British and Irish Lions team named for Saturday's opening Test against Australia. Ma...

Lions Demolish Combined Country - (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Sport

The British and Irish Lions demolished Combined Country 64-0 in Newcastle to maintain their 100% record. Alex Cuthbert opened the scoring in only t...

Warburton Visits First Lions Captain's Grave

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Sport

Lions captain Sam Warburton, playing colleague Manu Tuilagi, Lions manager Andy Irvine, chairman Gerald Davies and chief executive John Feehan paid tr...

Warburton To Lead Lions For First Time Vs Reds

PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Sport

Sam Warburton will make his tour bow when he captains the British and Irish Lions against Queensland Reds on Saturday. Flanker Warburton, who misse...

Lions Crush Western Force 69-17 (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Sport

The British and Irish Lions roared to a 69-17 victory against Western Force at Patersons Stadium but were left sweating on an ankle injury suffered by...

Lions Make A Splash In Perth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Sport

The British and Irish Lions recovered from their weekend opener against the Barbarians with a refreshing swimming session at City Beach in Perth. A...

Lions Tour Of Australia: 37-Man Squad In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Sport

Warren Gatland has named his 37-man Lions squad for the tour of Australia this summer, featuring the youngest ever captain in Wales' Sam Warburton. ...