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March 2018 Rugby Sevens (Las Vegas) #USA7s
Adopt a Country


Australian rugby currently languishing about 10 years behind New Zealand - Bret Harris
Rugby teams’ visits spark cultural lessons in classrooms

The Rugby Championship, aka Four Nations

The_Rugby_Championship - 2017



The Lions arrived in New Zealand via an elongated route which took in Dubai, Melbourne and eventually Auckland and were met fresh off the plane by a Maori welcome which included a powhiri, the laying of the wero, the hongi -- Warburton was worried about this aspect due to the size of his nose -- and performances of the haka and a traditional waiata.

Recommended Reading

IRB Law Book


All Blacks
South Africa Referees

USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship on Facebook
Juaco Tournament, Mexico City

Artwork / Cue Yourself

What time does the rugby begin? = ¿A qué hora comienza el rugby? #roofdog

Super Rugby

Super Rugby
Super 15 -

Six Nations (Europe)
6 Nations
6 Nations - Wikipedia
Six Nations - Times Online
Play 6 Nations - BBC

State of Origin
State of
Ultimate Guide
State of Origin - Wikipedia


Rugby Quiz
Ruggerland (New Zealand)

The HSBC Sevens World Series is an annual elite-level competition series between nations whose top professional rugby players compete against each other throughout the year for the World Series Championship. National Teams compete for the HSBC Sevens World Series title by accumulating points based on their finishing position in each of the nine series tournaments.
Rugby 7
Rules for 7s - IRB

European Challenge Cup

The European Challenge Cup is the equivalent competition of the UEFA Europa League in football, whereas the Heineken Cup is the equivalent to the higher level UEFA Champions League. -

South Africa

South Africa Referees - -

Afrikaans Seuns Hoërskool (Affies) is one of South Africa’s foremost rugby schools.


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Alternative Rugby Commentary: 2012 Tour from Fraser Davidson on Vimeo.

Live scoring


Super Rugby - @SuperRugby


USA: National Collegiate Rugby Championship



Flickr Groups

Irish Rugby
Rugby Sudamerica
Mexico Rugby
World Sports
World Rugby





Embedded Tweets


Australia : Fire Up - facebook

Australia: Green and Gold

New Zealand: Alternative Rugby Commentary (Twitter - Ustream) began in 2005 to save the world from the onslaught of rather boring, pale, male and stale Rugby commentary that has begun to exclude those of us who like to drink, laugh and have fun. The Alternative Rugby Commentary has changed the way that sports on television is enjoyed around the world
Jed Thian

SouthAfrica: Rugga Matrix is hosted by Djuro Sen, a broadcaster, journalist, photographer, multimedia and new media specialist. Djuro has been podcasting for five years and pioneered online content as the Waratahs and Wallabies media manager over eight seasons. - Crouch, Touch, Pause, ENGAGE! - SaffaStuff (South Africa)
World: Total Rugby

Recommended Viewing

Bring Your Boots Oz - Join Glen Osborne over 13 fun-filled episodes, as he checks out teammates with whakapapa connections to visiting nations, coaches his new club in the waiata, cuisine and reo of their manuhiri and helps them dream up a host of creative ways to make their high profile guests feel at home.

2011 Podcast Highlights Truth Sessions - Cliche Bell - Hallucinogenic cane toads If you stay inside your comfort zone, you never learn anything about yourself.

USA: Think Big, Start Big

Southern Hemisphere Rugby - SA Rugby magazine
Currie Cup - Currie Cup - Wikipedia - 2013
ITM Cup - Wikipedia - 2013
Rugby in New Zealand
Telecom Virtual Rugby
Australian Football League
National Rugby League
Kenya Rugby Union


Australia/New Zealand Bledisoe Cup

Australia / Rugby League

Play On

Download the podcast here
we don't have to wait for hollywood to tell us stories anymore
Play On- The Rugby Movie: Official Fan Page's Profile
trailer has more than 200,000 views more than 125 countries
This week we’re joined by an old friend of the podcast, former Scottish international Scott Hastings. We’ve also got former American Eagles player Shawn Lipman in LA, and social media architect Ryan Mattock in Edinburgh. Together they take us through the background to an exciting new rugby movie called Play On. Scott also takes us through a preview of the Six Nations, and we ponder which French team will turn up – the great one or the crap one. We also walk through Ode To The Haggis, Gavin Hastings’ budding career as an actor and a spectacular example of the complexities of pronouncing Fijian and Samoan names while commentating. You can find the Play On movie at You can follow the movie on Facebook at, or on Twitter at @playonmovie. Have a look at the movie trailer, which we’ve added it to our Facebook page, here: LIKE us there and keep up to date with rugby news.

the movie has gone viral


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Active versus passive listening
Practice Plans

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go all blacks go (kia kaha te kappa o pango!)

Flickr (February 2009)

Bath Rugby
(26 members)
Bristol Rugby
(7 members)
Rugby Union
(472 members)
Rugby League
(181 members)
Rugby sudamerica
(19 members)
Irish Rugby
(138 members)
Mexico Rugby
(4 members)
Rugby Group
(952 members)
Rugby Union New Zealand
(63 members)
BBC Sport and Radio 5 live's Rugby World Cup
(94 members)
Rugby Union England
(40 members)

World Cups

2011 Rugby World Cup, New Zealand
2015 Rugby World Cup, England
2019 Rugby World Cup, Japan

Stats -


Use It

Alternative Rugby Commentary


BBC Sport - Rugby Union - Rugby union commentaries

Anglo Welsh



Examples of clubs promoting local businesses


At this stage of the game you need to be consistent and keep up to your mates.
- Virtual Rugby

Rugby is not a gentle game. But when the South African team walked onto Newlands rugby ground in Cape Town to face the British and Irish Lions on Sept. 12, 1903, expectations were of an especially violent match. It was just over a year since the Boers, or Afrikaners, and the British had been at war, a brutal conflict in which Britain’s Lord Kitchener built the world’s first modern concentration camps and the Afrikaners found one of the defining moments of their history. On that September day, after two matches drawn in a three-match series, the South Africans had one thing on their minds: bloody revenge. “Those early matches were incredibly tough,” says John Nauright, professor of sport management at George Mason University in Washington, D.C., and author of several books on South African rugby. “The rugby pitch was the one place where they could fight the war all over again.” - SA Rugby: Time stands still -Tony McKeever

The problem is that people want to feather their own nest to the detriment of the game as a whole.
- John Inverdale, Scrum March 12, 2009

Forwards win the game, backs decide by how much.
- Saying


The measure of success is not in winning or losing, it's what you do with what you've got that counts.
- Bob Dwyer, Green and Gold Rugby Podslam #51

The best flyhalf can see opportunities two or three passes away.
- Green and Gold Rugby Podslam #192


Beautiful - Clinical - Easy - Quick

Rugby Tag

New Zealand

Māori leadership: what role can rugby play?
Running Rugby - Best Practice Manual

The New Zealand Rugby Union developed the Club Best Practice Manual using best practice methods already being implemented by clubs throughout the country. The manual provides rugby clubs with the bigger picture.

Off Field - Big Picture - Provides advice, examples and templates on the big picture items such as governance, sponsorship, financial budgeting, marketing and policies.

Off Field - Day to Day - Looks at the administration side of running a club and provides templates for communication, job descriptions, insurance, health and safety, bar and catering and fundraising.

On Field - Contains extensive guidance, information and templates to assist clubs in areas of the business that take place on the field of play, including useful contacts, job descriptions for the team coach, manager and club captain, player recruitment tips, club season calendar and much more.


Rugby League: More than just a game
One hundred years ago there was social ferment in Australia. Industrial unrest, crime and political changes were widespread giving the working class a new confidence. And in an astonishing series of events and people, football was changing forever. Rugby League was born. image gallery
Sean Fagan's website on 100 years of League
National Museum of Australia's League of Legends website
Official Centenary of League website
National Sports Museum





The Dropkicks
South Africa Rugby
The Rugby Blog

Northern Hemisphere

Guinness Premiership
Welsh Rugby Union Podcast
European Rugby Cup
Heineken Cup - BBC
Guinness Premiership
England Rugby Football Union
France Rugby Federation
Italy Rugby
Munster (Ireland)

Message Boards

Rugby League
Scrum V


Rugby Smart: Technique
NZRU Coaching Toolbox
Coaching Rugby
Coaching Links
Union Argentina
Rugby Union Academy - BBC
Rugby Tactics
NSW Rugby (New South Wales)


Rugby - ESPN Deportes
My Rugby News
Sportal Broadband Rugby Video Player

All Blacks - One Sport New Zealand
Rugby - Fox Sports
Rugby Magazine


Rugby Union
Rugby League
The Scrum
Rugby Blog
Kicking Kings - BBC


Rugby Reader's Review
Rugby Buddha
Rugby Songs
Yahoo - Rugby
Yahoo - Rugby News
Rugby IQ Test
Midwest Rugby Links
Economic Impact of 2003 World Rugby Cup (PDF)


International Rugby Board
Total Rugby

Son of Flippy


Rugby Dump -
Rugby Heaven
Planet Rugby
Rugby Guide



England v Scotland is the oldest rivalry in international rugby.

English - Spanish24

Studs - Tacachones

Alternative Rugby Commentary Tri Nations 2011 from Fraser Davidson on Vimeo.

24:15 scruffily
24:45 try. constantly a threat ...
25:20 the biggest lighthouse with the longest reach

Sydney Sevens

Wellington Sevens