Category Archives: World Game

An enforcer and a gentleman: Here’s to you, Rob Horne (Part Two)

After his impressive debut season for the Waratahs in 2008, Horne got further recognition at national level through a stint with the Aussie Sevens, and then the Australia U20’s team, and returned to cement a starting role with the Tahs the following year. The only thing that prevented him from going on to become a genuine superstar was his body.

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An enforcer and a gentleman: Here’s to you, Rob Horne (Part One)

There are certain moments in a life of watching live sport that just stick with you. In terms of rugby, the more obvious ones are usually an exhilarating try, a derby win, a memorable grand final performance and the trophy celebrations that follow, or a prop going 50 and diving home to the shock of everyone including his or her self. But in such a collision sport, the truth is that nothing quite gets the heart racing, or the crowd squealing with delight, like a brutally beautiful bell-ringing tackle.

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World Cup controversy as Spain cry foul over officials

There’s one heck of a storm brewing around the rugby corridors of Europe this week. Spain, needing a win over lower-ranked Belgium to reach their first Rugby World Cup in 20 years, duly lost the match in Brussels 18-10. This meant that Romania qualified automatically in their place, and that Spain must now defeat Portugal, and then Samoa, in order to reach Japan 2019.

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