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The Rugby Blog

“Witty, comprehensive and engaging rugby blog”
The Sunday Times

Welcome to The Rugby Blog – thank you for stopping by to take a look.

Here you can get your fill of rugby opinion and discussion, the odd rant and a bit of banter among rugby supporters. At The Rugby Blog HQ, we are all huge rugby fans and will write about it ad nauseam – this site allows us to share our views and hear what other people have to say about events on and off the field.

We rely on our readers getting involved by leaving comments, submitting contributions and suggesting features to include or topics to cover, and you make the site what it is.

Feel free to drop us a line with feedback, suggestions or articles, or to enquire about advertising.

The Rugby Blog is now owned by SportEngage Ltd – head to for more information.

Blood & Mud

Sometime in the summer of 2007 we were looking around the web for some decent rugby coverage and found there is a lot of it out there.  What we also discovered was that the majority of sites all came from the same groups: serious broadsheet analysis; Rugby World-style sycophancy; tabloid nonsense (they really know nothing about rugby); or specialist club sites and the like.

In short, there were very few sites out there the truly harnessed the rugby fan culture by being knowledgable about the game but not taking the game, or itself, too seriously.  Thus we set about remedying this inbalance with

We think we are doing OK, but don’t just take our word for it, here’s what The Times had to say:

“The dearth of really good rugby blogs is a shame considering the wealth of humour and mythology that the game contains, but streaks ahead with a fast-paced mix of wit and video clips.”

Total Flanker

From time to time when I’ve nothing better to do (or, more accurately, when I should be doing something far more productive) I have a tendency to indulge in a spot of navel gazing as I try to decide what this blogging lark is all about.

Somewhat surprisingly this blog has now been going since May 2007, starting as merely something to satisfy idle curiosity before developing into a regular gig. I still don’t fully understand what it’s for or why I do it and, more pertinently, I haven’t a clue why anyone would read what I write. I guess that, ultimately, it’s a chance for me to let flow what little creative juices I have and an opportunity to voice my opinions on rugby without having watch Mrs Flanker’s eyes glaze over as I do so.

Rugby United

This is the new and official Blog page for #rugbyunited, whether its the #RUTeam or guest Bloggers, we aim to continue our work on social media and bring to you the best of all areas of all types of rugby

ESPN take on the oval game.

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