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Rugby demands the performance and the stamina of football combined with contact and struggle. This sport has great potential for injuries due to excessive play, such as tendonitis and bursitis. However, the most common injuries are traumatic injuries suffered during collisions with other players and on the ground. Overuse Injuries There are several ways in […]

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What quality is the most important one when it comes to being a rugby player? A lot of people would immediately think in physical strength or that being as bulky as a bulldozer would be the best fitness condition to practice the sport. And yeah, of course being a human mountain will have a lot […]

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The Third Time is a tradition that plays on the two formal halves that comprise a rugby match. Rugby is a sport where values have prevailed since its start as a sport and haven’t been lost. The old, traditional way of doing things hasn’t faded, but nowadays some values are beginning to be forgotten, which […]

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Long before Rugby was established as a sport, over a thousand years before actually, the Romans began playing a sport called harpastum. This is one of the earliest known predecessors to rugby in history and you can sort of think of it as a more violent version that uses a smaller ball. A great deal […]

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What is it about rugby that turns its players into crazy evangelizing lovers of the sport? How is it that a sport becomes a lifestyle for its players? Contrary to what it may look light at first sight, rugby is a sport that exalts the moral fiber of those who practice it and promotes a […]

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Phrases like “female rugby is neither rugby nor female” are slowly but surely being left in the past, female rugby is stronger than ever. So much so that the World Rugby and the Rugby Europe organizations are arranging forums about the role of female rugby, and the leadership of women in the sport. These first […]

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Wheelchair rugby, aka. Quad-Rugby, was invented in 1977 by a group of Canadian quadriplegic athletes looking for an alternative to wheelchair basketball, a sport that can be practiced by players with severe limitations of mobility in their arms and hands, and allows them to compete on equal terms. By the year 1996, wheelchair rugby made […]

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The World Rugby Ranking sets the classification of national rugby teams, both male and female, worldwide. The first time this system went into rigor was in 2003, England got the crown as the best team, New Zealand took the place the next year and after winning the Rugby World Cup on 2007, South Africa was […]

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Back in 1900, rugby was included as a sport discipline on the Olympic Games, only in the masculine category, thanks to Pierre de Coubertin (the official father of the modern Olympic games as we know them); he was such a passionate fan of the sport, not only because of the game itself but also, for […]

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In the rugby world there are so many curious and fun facts that are worth knowing, since the fan base is growing all around the globe and many public figures like the Windsor Princes William and Harry, former president (and former rugby player) George W. Bush  and even the recognized author, J.R.R. Tolkien who played […]

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