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World Rugby Shop’s Guide To The Pro12

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The domestic leagues in northern Europe can be tough to understand with the season running from the fall to spring and the Guinness Pro12 is the most confusing its unique cross-border format.  But never fear – World Rugby Shop is here to explain all! (more…)

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Everything You Want To Know About Defensive Rugby (But Were Afraid To Ask)

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Rugby is a game brimming with jargon, and if you’re a newbie, watching or playing it can feel like you’re back in the first day of a high-school language class at times, such is the volume of unique terminology bandied about the place. (more…)

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Rugby Shorts Buyer’s Guide

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Shorts are a necessary piece of equipment for every rugby player but not just any pair of shorts will stand up to the rigors of the game. Rugby shorts are designed and constructed to be as tough as the game and World Rugby Shop takes a look at what you need to consider when buying rugby shorts. (more…)

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Rugby Kicking Tee Buyer’s Guide

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Rugby kicking tees are a specialty piece of equipment but a necessary one that is a huge factor in whether a kicker can successful convert the post try conversion. World Rugby Shop takes a look at the differences between kicking tees to help you find the perfect one for your game. (more…)

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Australian Super Rugby Clubs Partner with Vodafone

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The 2017 Super Rugby season kicks off on Thursday, February 23 and the Australian Super Rugby clubs announced a partnership with Vodafone at the official league launch over the weekend. The league has been looking for a new sponsor since Asteron Life opted not to renew their contract at the end of last season. (more…)

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Everything You Want To Know About Attacking Rugby (But Were Afraid To Ask)

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A few weeks ago we gave you everything you wanted to know about rugby (but were afraid to ask) but apparently, you guys wanted to know even more! So, without further ado, we’re going to demystify some of the more confusing terms you’ll hear when a team is attacking with the ball… read on and be enlightened! (more…)

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Rugby Cleat Spotting – Sydney Sevens

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The 4th round of the HSBC Sevens Series stopped off in Sydney with the surging South Africa Blitzboks taking the title, their 3rd of the young season. The tournament featured many great moments with players leaving their mark on the fields of Sydney. (more…)

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Law Discussion: New Rugby Test Laws for 2017

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World Rugby, the international governing body for rugby, is once again tweaking the laws of the game. The goal is always, of course, to ‘improve’ the game and we take a look at the amendments that will be implemented this year. (more…)

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Everything You Want to Know About Rugby (But Were Afraid To Ask)

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We all know that rugby is the most exciting, engaging sport around, but it’s not exactly the easiest one to understand. For newbies and long-time rugby fans some of the game’s history, rules and terminology can be a bit confusing. (more…)

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Negative Impacts of World Rugby’s New Tackle Laws

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World Rugby implemented new ‘tackle laws’ (in reality they are not new laws but new instructions on how to enforce the laws) regarding tackling earlier this year. The changes focus on ‘reckless tackles’ and ‘accidental tackles’ and while the intentions are good the rules will have negative impacts on the game. (more…)

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Six Nations 2017 – Five Players To Watch (And The Boots They Wear)

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We’re just a few weeks away from some of rugby’s oldest and most bitter national rivalries resuming as the sport’s oldest tournament, the Six Nations Championship, kicks off once again. (more…)

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World Rugby Shop’s Guide To THE SIX NATIONS

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The annual Six Nations tournament is upon us again, and as perhaps the most high-profile annual tournament on the international calendar, it’s an event that sees the the whole rugby world come together to watch as old rivalries are renewed between Europe’s best teams. (more…)

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Layering Basics for Rugby Training and Matches

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The rugby season runs from fall to spring in most parts of the United States. The cooler temperatures are nice but with them come inclement weather (cold, rain, and snow) to hamper training sessions and match days. World Rugby Shop examines some basic layering basics to help you stay warm and dry regardless of the outside conditions. (more…)

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Planning for Cold Weather Rugby Training/Matches

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Rugby does not take a break just because it is cold outside but it does add another challenge for the players willing to brave the cold. World Rugby Shop’s Kimber Rozier takes a look at the steps you should take to be ready for when the temperature drops. (more…)

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World Rugby Shop’s Guide to SUPER RUGBY

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The end of the year brings with it a new round of official club rugby jersey releases. It is highlighted by the unveiling of Super Rugby jerseys ahead of the new season. Super Rugby can be hard to pin down for U.S. fans so World Rugby Shop takes a look and attempts to simplify why you should care about it. (more…)

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The 20 Best Rugby Moments Of 2016

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It’s been another an eventful and memorable year in rugby union, and as 2016 draws to a close, what better time to look back and consider some of the highlights. From the brilliant to the bemusing, the triumphant to the touching, here are our 20 best moments in rugby union this year… (more…)

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Rugby Training with a Speed Ladder

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By Kimber Rozier CSCS, Pn1 – The New Zealand All Blacks are the most dominant team in the game and they regularly pull out their team speed ladder (or do reps on the marked off floor) to improve their speed, footwork, and timing and your club should too. (more…)

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Training with a Rugby Rebounder Ball

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A well-played pass can break down a defense and create try scoring opportunities so fine tuning passing skills is critical although it can be repetitive. One odd looking but very effective piece of equipment to help improve your passing skills is the rugby rebounder and best of all it doesn’t require a teammate to train with you. (more…)

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Agility Pole Training For Rugby Players

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By Kimber Rozier CSCS, Pn1 – Rugby is a multi-faceted game of skill, speed, strength, power and agility. It doesn’t matter if you have the speed to out run the other players if you can’t move laterally to break into space. (more…)

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Essential Gear For Your First Rugby Training Session

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If you’ve been watching the fantastic showcase of rugby that this November’s international matches have offered us, there’s a good chance you feel like having a go at the sport yourself. If that’s you, make sure you have the right equipment before you hit the pitch. (more…)

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