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The Culture Obsession Killing Mavericks In Sport

Will there be another Gazza? Are we ever going to appreciate the next Prince Naseem Hamed, Carlos Spencer or Terrell Owens in an age of rampant professionalism, media training, and mind numbing pursuit of marginal gains? 1,262 more words

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Tuilagi and the leading knee in the tackle

Samoa’s Alesana Tuilagi’s appeal against his suspension for 5 weeks has been partially successful with the ban being reduced to 2 weeks. The offence was for an act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(a) of the Laws of the Game (striking with the knee). 14 more words

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Tuilagi and the leading knee in the tackle

Samoa’s Alesana Tuilagi’s appeal against his suspension for 5 weeks has been partially successful with the ban being reduced to 2 weeks.

The offence was for an act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4(a) of the Laws of the Game (striking with the knee). 538 more words

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Manu Tuilagi: England centre's recovery race

England centre Manu Tuilagi, 23, faces a race for fitness if he is going to be available to select in this years Rugby World Cup. 248 more words

Why Manu Tuilagi should not be England’s first-choice centre

In rugby, as in all competitive team sports, one player’s injury can often be another player’s blessing in disguise.

When Samoan-turned-English centre Manu Tuilagi tore his pectoral muscle early in the Aviva Premiership season, many thought it spelled trouble not only for Leicester Tigers, who had sustained a massive injury list, but also England as it approached the crunch time preparation period for the 2015 World Cup. 601 more words

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He's the Manu

Welcome back Manu Tuilagi. Leicester Tigers and English rugby have missed you.

Manu made his comeback at Newcastle Falcons, and for much of the first half he looked like a man who hadn’t played rugby for a while (which he hasn’t) and was waiting for something to happen. 191 more words

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