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Halfpenny Misses Out on RWC

Halfpenny Misses Out on RWC

Leigh Halfpenny says that he is ‘gutted’ to be out of the Rugby World Cup (RWC) because of a terrible injury. During the 23-19 victory over Italy, the 26-year-old Welsh fullback tore his knee ligaments and was carried off on a stretcher. He tweeted a thank you to all his fans for their support and […]

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Rugby’s Play-off Excitement Grows

Rugby’s Play-off Excitement Grows

In this year’s Aviva Championship, the fight to reach the play offs has been fierce. Northampton Saints and Bath have secured a spot but who will join them? Leicester Tigers, Exeter and Saracens all have a chance but one team will miss out. Unlike football, you don’t win the league by finishing top but you […]

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Three Times Toulon

Three Times Toulon

YJA was represented at Twickenham on Saturday by Burgh School’s Gabriel. Read his report on one of the greatest ever European rugby finals. The giants of European rugby, Toulon, took the Champions Cup final title for the third consecutive year. In an amazing game between the two French masters Toulon and Clermont, the contest was […]

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All-French Rugby Final

All-French Rugby Final

The final of European Champions Cup will be an all-French encounter after Toulon and Clermont scraped through their semis against Leinster and Saracens. Toulon’s victory was secured in extra time, when South African winger Bryan Habana scored a brilliant interception try. His scorching pace took him past several despairing Leinster defenders. The other semi-final was […]

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Can England win the Rugby World Cup?

Can England win the Rugby World Cup?

With the Six Nations competition over, England fans are left wondering about their team’s chances in this autumn’s Rugby World Cup (RWC). At times, like in the second half against Wales and for long periods of the game against France, England had the look of world champions but at other times they fell a long […]

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John Inverdale opens New Rugby Ground

John Inverdale opens New Rugby Ground

Well over a thousand people turned up yesterday to celebrate the official opening of Lincoln Rugby Club’s new Nettleham ground. Doubts about the wisdom of moving from their Lindum home have been well and truly swept aside as they now have a showpiece facility fit for hosting major rugby events. One of the UK’s leading […]

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The Six Nations: Tribes go to war

The Six Nations: Tribes go to war

The rugby world will be looking forward to Wales returning to Twickenham in March, although before then in-form Ireland will be in London.

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Rugby, Comets and Sardines

Rugby, Comets and Sardines

Our seas are becoming acidic at an alarming rate and Millfield YJs will get the chance to interview eco expert Mark Shayler about this worrying trend.

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Shaping up

Shaping up

Within the modern era of rugby a lot of time and resources are focused on the diet and training of players.

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England’s new image

England’s new image

This, coupled with some questionable antics off the pitch, meant that the England team’s reputation was not only tarnished, but in tatters.