Tag Archives: rugby world cup 2015

Babchenko-ing and the Boks

Babchenko. Soon to be a verb. As in, he’s babchenkoed himself on the end of that move. Meaning: assumed gone, only to appear alive and well to the surprise of everyone. If a commentator doesn’t describe a player babchenko-ing themselves … Continue reading

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The Rising Sun

Trying to write about what happened at the Brighton Community Stadium on the first Saturday of the Rugby World Cup is tricky. For the uninitiated, our sport finds it difficult to serve up upsets. The scoring processes are multiple and … Continue reading

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How to make the Rugby World Cup betterer…

There aren’t many ways to improve our beloved sport of rugby during the World Cup. I could only think of five. Feel free to let me know your own suggested ‘improvements’. 1) Post selection draft This would allow players who … Continue reading

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For better or worse

There’s a joke going around that Wales feel the World Cup Final is on 26th September 2015. The punchline being that if the Welsh beat England at Twickenham that night, anything that happens subsequently will pale into insignificance. In the valleys, … Continue reading

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Don’t do that…

The sharing of the RFU’s guide to social media has been followed up by some more documents provided to England’s Rugby squad ahead of this year’s World Cup tournament. It’s a comprehensive guide on how to conduct yourself not only … Continue reading

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Ka Mate – the world is watching

The Rugby World Cup is just around the corner. The sport comes under the spotlight and it has a chance to impress those who wouldn’t normally tune in. You might be approached by some ‘egg-chasing’ novice over the coming weeks … Continue reading

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