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Author:  canadian1971 [ Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:16 am ]
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Prestwick wrote:
Gah! I knew it wouldn't be too long before we got invaded by All Black fans!

The All Blacks are to rugby what Team Canada is to hockey.....the best. :wink:

Author:  danikyvor [ Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:41 am ]
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That's the truth!

Author:  Prestwick [ Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:28 pm ]
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dimoreien wrote:
That's the truth!

And its through hard work and attention to detail too. Many people think success just happens but the All Blacks are a very well oiled and organized machine.

Author:  Prestwick [ Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:18 am ]
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Oh, er, by the Robinson got the sack two weeks ago.

Completely forgot to post the news on here!

Author:  danikyvor [ Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:24 am ]
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Scotland's new Supporter's Club went online today. You can check it out here:

£35 for an adult to join, and under 16s are free.

Author:  Prestwick [ Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:46 am ]
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Author:  danikyvor [ Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:03 am ]
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AH HA!! Dan was charged with drunk driving.

Parks denies drink-driving

DAN Parks, the Scotland rugby star, has been charged with drink-driving.

He was stopped by police in his BMW in Edinburgh at 7:20am on New Year's Day. He was charged with being more than twice the drink-drive limit while behind the wheel in Howe Street in the New Town.

He denied the charge during a brief appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday and was released on bail until a further court appearance later this year.

Parks, 28, of Netherton Avenue, Glasgow, could stand trial in April for the offence.

The Glasgow Warriors stand-off made his Scotland debut in 2004 against Wales and now has 21 caps.

He is in the squad to face England at Twickenham next Saturday at the start of this season's Six Nations campaign.

Born in Australia, he can play for Scotland courtesy of his Scottish grandparents.

He made his debut in 2004 against Wales and has since scored 66 points for his country.

His last cap came against the country of his birth last November in a 44-15 defeat for Scotland.

Author:  GreatBriton [ Wed May 16, 2007 11:11 am ]
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The England rugby team - the World Champions - unveil their stunning new kits as they prepare to defend their title later this year. They will play in their new red shirts for the first time in a friendly game against France on 18th August. It is the first time ever that the England rugby team, unlike their football counterparts, have had red away shirts

The 2007 Rugby World Cup takes place in France in the autumn.

Red is the new black for England

15th May 2007
Daily Mail

England rugby fans will be seeing red this year - for their stunning new away kit for the 2007/08 season is something of a departure from the traditional blue and white.

Lightweight, tighter, durable and visually striking, the new home and away kit is designed to give the team every possible advantage, helping the players meet the varying physical demands of the game in their individual positions.

Kit of all right: David Strettle and Shaun Perry model the new home and away England rugby kit. Unlike their football counterparts the England rugby union team have never had a red away shirt before

Visually, the new kit is strikingly different; incorporating an asymmetric sash at a diagonal running across the front of the jersey and shorts, with a small St. George’s cross on the left sleeve. A new red away jersey is also being introduced for the first time. Tight fitting rugby apparel was introduced by Nike in 2003 to reduce the opportunity to be tackled via the shirt.

Through Nike’s research, this season sees a further reduction in garment measurements that makes it even more difficult for an opponent to grab a player’s shirt. The reduction in the number of panels used to make the jersey also aiding comfort through reduced seams.

Red, white and new: Wilkinson - who scored the drop goal that won England the World Cup in 2003 in the Final against Australia - unveils England’s latest strip at Twickenham on Tuesday

The new shirt also features an extensively tested rubberised gripper print for players on the torso, when they are carrying a wet ball and on the shoulders, when locking into the scrum.

The shorts and socks have been developed to improve comfort and moisture management for the full 80 minutes of the game.

Jim Allaker, General Manager, Nike UK & Ireland said: “These jerseys represent all that is special about England and our excellent rugby team. This bold, new innovative design will inspire both players and supporters alike in what will be an extremely exciting and hopefully successful season ahead for England rugby.”

Paul Vaughan, Commercial Director, RFU said: "England have previously worn blue shirts as their away strip but there has never been any historical rationale for doing so, so we asked Nike to come up with a new design and colour and the results are fantastic”.

The England team will wear the new home shirt in the Investec Challenge matches against Wales on August 4th, France on August 11th, and the new away red shirt against France in Marseilles on August 18th.

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