All the editions of the Figueira Beach Rugby International held so far have been a runaway hit.
Camps Bay beach rugby series sees serious action on opening night. There were six opening matches at Camps Bay, where 80 players came back to participate. There are teams participating in the Beach Rugby Series like Switch Fitness, Flying Fish, CIPLA Nutrition, Whey O and others.
The spring season was kicked off by these teams and old and new players came on board to show why they are known to own the beach when they play. Legendary players of Camps Bay came on to showcase their skills against the staff of Caprice. The latter team was outplayed by their opponents who were more experienced.
Switch Cape Town is an iconic center for training in beach rugby.
This facility of UR7s in South Africa will become the training center where the Beach Rugby series will be held for the spring, summer as well as autumn seasons. This series has become a much revered event for rugby enthusiasts across Cape Town. Players who look for opportunities will be able to train at The Switch Playground which is the name of the training facility. It will help them get into shape for the upcoming rugby seasons.
Not many have heard of the BKK Lions as yet.
You might be one of the first few to read about them as this mini rugby team has recently been formed. It is known as Bangkok Lions Mini Rugby Union. It has been established by experienced rugby players and enthusiasts of Bangkok who have been trying to bring the game among the youths in the country. With this union formed, they wish to promote the game among Thai as well as youths of the expatriate communities in this country.
In spite of being banned for putting another rugby player in a sleeper hold during a recent game, David Pocock, the rugby union star, has thanked the governing bodies of the game for their hard line stance to such incidents.
Video from previous Saturday's Super Rugby match between New Zealand's Chiefs and Pocock's Brumbies in Canberra shows David putting Chiefs No 8 Michael Leitch in the unsafe bind.
The UR7s also known as Ultimate Rugby Sevens has made few announcements about the global restructuring of its operations in addition to the leadership team for the Olympic period. Some of the changes include the launch of Beach Rugby series as well as Beach Rugby multi sports festival.
Joe Byrnes, who has been appointed as a new director of Euro Programs is quite excited to take up his new role of restructuring in the UK. Byrnes belongs to a business background and he has worked in finance in London. He is likely to bring a different background altogether with loads of experiences as far as the leadership group of UR7s is concerned.
Two stars of Barrow Raiders swapped the stadium for the playground previous week as they helped at a very special school's tag rugby event. Josh Ward and Joe Bullock visited Sandside Lodge in Ulverston as part of the enrichment day of the school before the break of the Easter.
Part of the project from Home Nations, the day targeted to bring together various aspects of the nations of the United Kingdom, with Scotland being constituted by food as well as the cooking of haggis, as well as England being corresponded by rugby.
The Sunwolves have not yet won a Super Rugby match, but they have claim the honor of this year's worst lineout attempt. The force was always going to be on new Japanese team’s lineout against Bulls. And they offered a horror program with one of their very own throws which appeared more like a Keystone Cops episode rather than a broadcast of a top rugby game.
This undertook lineout had the rugby players running across in circles in the lead-up to the pose which finally hit spelled New Zealand lock Liaki Moli in the back. Whether he was supposed to be a jumper or a lifter still remains unclear.
Macleod is all set to go the Gwent region after he made more than hundred and fifty appearances for Sale Sharks and scoring over seven-hundred points. Last Wednesday, Newport Gwent Dragons triggered a stir when they released Jason Tovey controversially; and after 6 days they stated that they are signing journeyman Nick Macleod.
Lyn Jones, Dragons director of rugby, told that they really feel that their future at fly-half lies with Angus O’Brien, Arwel Robson and Dorian Jones, and all would be fighting for game time between now and the end of the season.
According to the South African Rugby Union, the team will include seven players who belong to any race other than Caucasian in their team. The South African Rugby team will compete in 2015 Rugby World cup and the decision was taken right before that.
The team would consist of twenty three players. Two of the seven players who will be included in the South African national Rugby Union Team have to be blacks according to the latest announcement.