27 Nov 2012

‘One Good Thing’ - Budding rugby stars chance to train with Saracens' Internationals

Fledgling forwards and promising props are being given the chance to hit the rugby union big time in a nationwide competition by ethical brand One Water.

The sponsors of the Aviva Premiership club Saracens are giving young rugby enthusiasts the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to win an exclusive training ground experience with the London club’s squad, which features numerous world-class players.

The winners will also receive 30 tickets to a Saracens home match at the club’s new Allianz Park stadium once complete in the New Year.

To enter, young players, coaches, teachers and proud parents are invited to upload creative team shots of their school or under-18 club team to an app on One’s Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/onedifference. Team members must hold cards emblazoned with the ethical company’s motto #DoOneGoodThing (available to download from the Facebook page).

15 Nov 2012

A difficult season lies ahead for Welsh rugby

The first of the widely anticipated autumn internationals proved to be a rather underwhelming experience for those of us with a staunchly Welsh disposition.

From the kick off it was evident that Wales lacked the killer bite to pierce the Argentinean line, and as the cut and thrust of the early encounters settled and the game found some flow, it became glaringly obvious that, it was the Pumas rather than the Red Dragons, who possessed the necessary bite to win the game. Ultimately, it took just 80 minutes for the promise garnered by a stunning world cup performance and a third Grand Slam in eight years to be largely diminished.

From the evidence provided by last Saturday’s performance, it seems there are some glaring flaws in the current Welsh setup. Does the blame lie at the door of interim head coach Rob Howley? Are the team suffering from a lack of leadership given the absence of their commander-in-chief Warren Gatland? Perhaps it was a case of poor preparation or player focus? Or could it be that the much lauded Polish training camps were scheduled too closely to the first test?

5 Nov 2012

How to Guarantee your RBS Six Nations 2013 Tickets

The RBS Six Nations Championship is the highlight of the rugby union calendar in the northern hemisphere. Getting tickets can sometimes be a hit or miss activity, but there are ways in which to ensure your place in the stadium.

The Six Nations is arguably the greatest annual rugby tournament on earth. This feast of rugby brings together the passionate fans of six determined nations, each willing their country on to glory. Many fans are happy to watch their team from the comfort of their own home, or going with a group of supporters at the local pub to watch on the big screen. However, there is nothing like actually being there in the stadium, feeling every ripple of excitement, hearing the roar of the crowd. Being able to buy the match shirt will ensure that you have a lasting memory to show off to your green-eyed friends at home.