Category Archives: Rugby

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First Blood

Saturday 4th September. First game of the season. The Union 60 XV have been rallied to meet at Bremen Hbf at 10:00 for the trip to Hannover to play FC Schwalbe. Being true sportsmen not many have arrived without hangovers … Continue reading

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Back in from the cold

Last winter I and about 15 others went through a three weekend rugby coaching course in Bremen organised by the IRB in Germany. Our IRB Educator for that time was Torsten Schippe. Over the course of just nine days our … Continue reading

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The cynic’s dictionary: Part 1

Rugby: A game played on a rectangular field where the object is to chase a man with a ball who then dives to score a try. Football: A game played on a rectangular field where the object is to chase … Continue reading

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Sevens heaven

Purists revile it, but the game of sevens rugby has attracted a strong following, mainly due to its frenetic pace, simpler rules, and athletic image, making it a popular game in countries where even 15s has failed to take hold. … Continue reading

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The final comeback?

I read an interesting comment on another blog concerning my Previous Post. The blogger was surprised that I, an Irishman living in Germany, should be writing about German rugby. Well, it’s not so surprising. I’ve been here almost three years, … Continue reading

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A Proud Heritage…

Germany. Rugby. Like Jamaica and bobsleigh, any mention of these words together outside of the rugby world will usually illicit one of two dismissive responses (or both if you know the people I do). It’s either not a popular sport … Continue reading

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