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Serge Blanco and the fall of French rugby

In Cardiff last Saturday night, Serge Blanco sat with a thousand yard stare as the All Blacks swept his charges away. Not since the Nazis raced through the Ardennes in May 1940 has a French outfit been so catastrophically overwhelmed. 394 more words

The 10 greatest tries scored at the Rugby World Cup

In order to mark the beginning of the 2015 Rugby World Cup tomorrow and to get into the spirit of it, I thought I would attempt to compile a few “best of” lists to celebrate the tournament and its brief 28-year history. 1,377 more words

Rugby

August 31 in history

12 Gaius Caligula, Roman Emperor, was born (d. 41).

1218 Al-Kamil became Sultan of Egypt, Syria and northern Mesopotamia on the death of his father Al-Adil. 595 more words

History

In The Park of Princes

As a youngster, growing up and enjoying rugby, I had many dreams. Normal stuff really, pretty inconceivable in truth, but they were my dreams. One distinct wish, one that stays with me to this day, was all to do with the ball they used to play with on TV. 744 more words

Sport

August 31 in history

12 Gaius Caligula, Roman Emperor, was born (d. 41).

1218 Al-Kamil became Sultan of Egypt, Syria and northern Mesopotamia on the death of his father Al-Adil. 596 more words

History

August 31 in history

12 Gaius Caligula, Roman Emperor, was born (d. 41).

1218 Al-Kamil became Sultan of Egypt, Syria and northern Mesopotamia on the death of his father Al-Adil. 590 more words

History

Top 14 Preview: Biarritz

The History

Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque dates back to 1902, when the Biarritz Stade athletics club first created a rugby section. In 1909, Biarritz Sporting Club  1,452 more words

French Rugby