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2014-02-03 12:25:01

NOTTINGHAM, England, February 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Six Nations is one of the biggest rugby union championships, lasting over seven weekends throughout February, March, and occasionally April, with the six teams playing each other to get the most points and win the trophy. SportsDirect.com take a look at the history of the tournament. Kicking off on Saturday 1st February and running up until 15th March, Six Nations includes England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland,...

2014-01-30 04:21:38

LONDON, January 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Legends Rugby announced three new ambassadors - Serge Betsen, Phil Greening and Dafydd James. Ahead of the Legends Rugby Festival 2014, all three ambassadors will support the brand to build awareness of events and activity leading up to the 2015 World Cup. Betsen, already a firm fixture at the Legends Rugby festivals, joins Phil Greening and Dafydd James at Wimbledon RFC on Saturday 12th July. The event brings...

2013-05-02 23:03:45

This summer, Nike Elite Rugby Camps will offer six camp locations throughout the country. At every Nike Elite rugby camp, youth and high school rugby players will receive premier coaching from current and former members of Team USA. San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Nike Elite Rugby Camps has secured ten current or former Team USA players to coach young rugby players this summer. Elite´s coaching staff will be headlined by current Team USA star player Colin Hawley. Hawley played for...

2011-08-15 09:06:00

LONDON, August 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the greatest rugby players from around the world will line up at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 3 December 2011 for the 'Heroes Rugby Challenge'. The match, which kicks off at 1630 and is supported by J.P. Morgan, aims to raise a substantial sum of money for Help for Heroes, the charity which provides practical support for wounded service men and women. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110815/474231 )...

2010-11-04 01:25:51

National education strategies and enforcing rules do work Existing headgear and mouth guards have limited or no benefit in reducing concussions in rugby players, according to Dr. Michael Cusimano, a neurosurgeon at St. Michael's Hospital. However, educational injury prevention programs that promote proper playing techniques and enforcement of the rules do result in a significant reduction in concussions and head, neck and spinal injuries, Cusimano concluded after a review of existing studies...

2010-10-12 18:24:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Terry O'Reilly, a former Rugby player for Cal, has initiated a formal request for information concerning the demolition of the Witter Rugby Field as part of the demotion of Rugby as a varsity sport at UC Berkeley. O'Reilly also is a long-time and major supporter of the Cal Rugby team, one the first varsity teams at Cal and the most successful and storied college sports program in the entire nation. The Rugby team has been the winner of 25...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.