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North vs South arm-wrestle

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An unusual preseason warm up fixture for the Sharks will certainly draw great attention from across the globe when they take on the best that the Aviva Premiershiip has to offer in Saracens F.C.   Venu: Allianz Park, London. Kick-off: Sat 25 Jan 14:30 (Local) Sat 25 Jan 16:30 RSA Referee: Tim Wigglesworth (England) Weather: Very cold and breezy with …

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7500 Brus!

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As of 9am on Tuesday Outright Rugby’s Superbru November Internationals pool hit the magic milestone of 7500 members!! Thanks a million to everyone that’s been a part of it! – We’d like to remind any Outright Rugby followers who are currently missing out on our Superbru action that 10 days accommodation for four to Jeffs Palm Resort Mozambique is …

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Currie Cup 2013, what are the odds?

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The Currie Cup betting is out thanks to Sportingbet and geez does it make for some good reading. The outright winner’s price is simply for whoever lifts the trophy at the end of the tournament. The second price quoted (regular season handicap) regards the log stage of the Currie Cup only and concerns who will …

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Rebels blown over by Lions

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We expected the Lions to fare well against a sound Rebels side buoyed by their recent taste of test success against the Wallabies and so predicted that they would win by more than 18 points. This came in as they ultimately won by 35 in a very good match featuring both excellent defence and attack …

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Rebels v Lions preview

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As the Lions players have now had a taste of their 3 test series against the Wallabies expect their side to come out inspired, motivated and firing against the Rebels in this midweek fixture.   Venu: AAMI Park, Melbourne. Kick-off: Tues 25 June 19:30 (Local) Tues 25 June NZ 21:30 (Auck) Tues 25 June RSA 11:30. Referee: Glen Jackson (New …

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Brumbies edge Lions in historic victory

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Fielding their weakest side possible as they looked to rest their chosen team to face the Wallabies, the Lions put themselves up against it taking on the ever well drilled Brumbies. In a very close contest outlined with kicking for territory the Lions dominated the scrums for the most part however the Brumbies fared best …

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Brumbies v British and Irish Lions preview

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Having beaten the Waratahs by 30 points the British and Irish Lions will be full of confidence taking on the Brumbies on Tuesday.   Venu: Canberra Stadium, Canberra. Kick-off: Tues 18 June 19:30 (Local) Tues 18 June NZ 21:30 (Auck) Tues 18 June RSA 11:30. Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France) Weather: Cold and partly cloudy with a moderate chance of drizzle. Beware the …

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Tahs lashed by Lions

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Continuing the magical Lions series the tourists travelled to Sydney to take on the Waratahs where we predicted they would win by at least 19 points which they did.   Venu: Allianz Stadium, Sydney. Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa) Weather: Cool and breezy. Beware the dew factor which as plagued minus handicaps in AUS and NZ over the past month. …

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Canada v Ireland June international preview

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Ending of a weekend which boasts some grand international fixtures the Canadians host the touring Irish who recently beat the U.S.A by the finest of margins.   Venu: BMO Field, Toronto. Kick-off: Sat 15 June 20:00 (Local) Sun 16 June Aus 10:00 (Syd) Sun 16 June NZ 12:00 (Auck). Sun 16 June RSA 02:00 Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales) Weather: Warm …

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Waratahs v British and Irish Lions preview

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Having turned a corner against the Force the Waratahs will look to put an impressive performance in against the devastating Lions when they host them at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.   Venu: Allianz Stadium, Sydney. Kick-off: Sat 15 June 19:30 (Local) Sat 15 June NZ 21:30 (Syd) Sat 15 June RSA 11:30. Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa) Weather: Cool and breezy. Beware the dew …

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International and friendlies rugby highlights

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Keeping tabs on all the international rugby action usually isn’t possible. For those of you that missed out or just would like a second take, here are some great highlights packages.     Reds v Lions Suncorp friendly   NSW/QLD country v Lions friendly   All Blacks v France 1st test   Springboks v Azzurri …

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Lions team trends as selection for Waratahs looms

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Have a browse over the Lions match day squads thus far to piece together what Warren Gatland is planning in the long term and to pick who’s likely to start against the Waratahs.   V Barbarians 1 June 15. Stuart Hogg,  14. Alex Cuthbert,  13. Jonathan Davies,  12. Jamie Roberts,  11. Sean Maitland,  10. Owen …

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Dew saves NSW/QLD as 50 – 0 half time score fails to blow out

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The best of the British Isles lined up against a number of club players from eastern Australia in a match where we could only see one result, the Lions issuing a sound hiding. We predicted the Lions would win by more than 50 points which they did.   Venu: Hunter Stadium, Newcastle. Referee:  Steve Walsh Weather: Warm and …

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French dominate set-pieces cruising past Blues

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In a scheduled friendly intended to keep the French fringe players match-fit we felt the French would run away with it come full time which they did.   Venu: North Harbour Stadium, Albany. Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa) Weather: Cool and partly cloudy with a gentle breeze. -#- First 20 7.25/10: -#- In physical fashion from the outset the French …

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Blues v France friendly preview

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Giving the fans something to look forward to mid-week along with the NSW/QLD v Lions game the Blues host the French in a practise match in Auckland.   Venu: North Harbour Stadium, Albany. Kick-off: Tues 10 June 19:05 (Local) Tues 10 June Aus 17:05 (Syd) Tues 10 June RSA 09:05. Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa) Weather: Cool and partly …

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Punters win millions as Lions outshine Force

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The Western Force hosted the touring British and Irish Lions in a once in a life time opportunity to stake a claim toward being in the Wallaby outfit.   Venu: Patersons Stadium, Perth. Referee:  Glen Jackson (New Zealand) Weather: Partly cloudy and cool with a moderate breeze and a small possibility of light drizzle. -#- First 20 7.25/10: …

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Force v British and Irish Lions preview

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Coming off a bye the Force have nothing to lose but everything to gain as they take on the touring British and Irish Lions in a once in a life time opportunity to play against the best the British Isles has to offer.   Venu: Patersons Stadium, Perth. Kick-off: Wed 5 Jun 18:00 (Local) Wed 5 Jun NZ 22:00 …

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Fixtures to 9 June

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Wrapping our heads around the viewing over the next week there’s Super Rugby, the Lions tour and inbound tours all to watch as the 2013 rugby season takes new shape.  -#- Wed, 05 June;  Force v British Lions;  Patersons Stadium;  18:00 RSA 12:00 Syd 20:00 Auck 22:00 The Lions were impressive against a Barbarians side that …

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Barbarians v Lions preview

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The long awaited British and Irish Lions gets under way this Saturday as the Barbarians chance their arm against the tourists in warm conditions in Hong Kong.   Venu: Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong. Kick-off: Sat 1 June 19:30 (Local) Sat 1 June Aus 21:30 (Syd) Sat 1 June NZ 23:30 (Auck). Sat 1 June RSA 13:30. …

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June international rugby and inbound tours schedule

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Keeping an eye on international rugby kick-off times is not always easy with so much going on in so many different tournaments and series.   Here’s the June international rugby schedule which is well worth printing.  Sat, 01 June;  Barbarians v British Lions;  Hong Kong Stadium; 19:30 RSA 13:30 Syd 21:30 Auck 23:30 Outright Rugby …

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Lions tour a punters dream part 2

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So onto the hot off the press Lions Tour betting.   Outright winner, drawn series no bet The British and Irish Lions 4/6 Australia 5/4 This will certainly be the most played market as it allows punters to put a stake in the sand as to their answer regarding the biggest question of all, who …

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Long range tries delight

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In the theme of Top 5′s thanks to Rugby HQ and FoxSportsAu here’s another well researched clip. This time they’re highlights of end to end tries that are well worth watching.   Score Forest score!

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Refereeing, bring in performance bonuses before more damage is done!

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Now constantly debated, the decline in refereeing standards which began in 2012 yet has escalated in 2013 will only disappear from the press once the previously sufficient levels of performance are reinstated and maintained.   Through much debate key points from the paying public to rectify the current dilemma are:   – Audit all referees …

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Biggest rugby fights of all time

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One of the worst parts of the sport of rugby are the brutal fights which most fans do not appreciate. But for of those of you that do enjoy watching the odd punch up, here’s a clip long enough (14 minutes) to give you  a good break from work this early in the week.   …

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Some head-butts, punches but mainly the biggest hits of all time

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Head-butts, punches, late tackles and tip tackles. We’ve all seen our fair share of them although in the modern game they are being stamped out more and more every season in the players best interests. One thing that will never change however is the big hits and that’s mainly what this video is about.   …

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Elma Smit, our presenter of the month of April!

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Congrats Elma! You have been selected as our favourite Super Sport presenter for the month of April! We hope that you carry on the great work both in the studio knowing everything that goes on in the rugby twitter universe and at the matches where fans love to be interviewed by you. Have a great …

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Keep Rugby Union a “clean” sport!

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Long gone are the days of having real confidence in any horse racing or cricket result. Is Rugby Union headed in that way too?   Most of us would agree that due to immense personal and family pride, team spirit involved and instilled national respect   rugby players are not easily bought. Add to that the …

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The Lions – Lost but not forgotten

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Even though the Lions have been relegated from Super Rugby 2013 they are scheduled to play a series of matches in the Lions Challenge Series over and above their Currie Cup premier division fixtures. What this means is that it’s in our best interest to keep a close eye on them as they are going to be in …

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