“Game Changer for Both Brands” – Canterbury and Decathlon Announce Giant Collaboration
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by Tom Sansom
5h ago
Iconic rugby brand, Canterbury of New Zealand has signed a co-branding agreement with sports equipment distributor, Decathlon. The partnership will run until the end of the 2027 Rugby World Cup and will see “Canterbury by Decathlon” equipment produced. The products that the two sporting brands will produce includes; balls, tees, helmets, protective underwear and mouth guards, all of which will be available in Decathlon stores and online.  Thomas Regenbogen, SVP Sales DACH, Western EU and Pan EU, Pentland Brands said; “We’re thrilled to partner with Decathlon; it’s a game-changer for ..read more
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Fans just now discover legend Doddie Weir’s real name, he always used nickname
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by Rugby Rucker
5h ago
The rugby community will always cherish the memory of Doddie Weir, a true rugby icon, whose brave six-year battle with Motor Neurone Disease ended last year. Join the RUCK’s WhatsApp community here and get the latest news sent straight to your messages. Weir, who earned 61 caps between 1990 and 2000, continued to inspire by raising millions for his My Name’5 Doddie foundation after his 2016 diagnosis. The lock was given an OBE in 2019 for services to rugby, to MND research and to the Borders community. However, following a number of emotional tributes, many supporters are only now re ..read more
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Courtney Lawes is going into the family business when he retires from rugby
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by Rugby Rucker
5h ago
Courtney Lawes is gearing up for life after rugby by becoming more involved in the family business as he prepares to retire from the sport. Join the RUCK’s WhatsApp community here  and get the latest news sent straight to your messages. Lawes has enjoyed an illustrious career, featuring in four Rugby World Cups and two memorable British and Irish Lions tours. “This was my last World Cup,” Lawes said after retiring from international rugby. “The kids are at that age where they need their dad around. It will be good to be with them more, to provide some well needed structure to th ..read more
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Former England winger Semesa Rokoduguni set to sign with Championship club
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by Rugby Rucker
5h ago
Doncaster Knights are preparing to re-enter the transfer market, targeting veterans Semesa Rokoduguni and Logovi’i Mulipola for high-profile signings, according to Rugby. Join the RUCK’s WhatsApp community here  and get the latest news sent straight to your messages. Rokoduguni, once a top winger in the Gallagher Premiership for Bath, saw his performance decline due to injuries toward the end of his ten-year tenure at The Rec. Reliable sources suggest that both Rokoduguni and former England, Saracens, and Leicester prop Mulipola are on their way to Doncaster. The Knights have re ..read more
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Red Roses star Holly Aitchison is empowering girls to be confident in their own skin
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by Rugby Rucker
5h ago
Clinique, in collaboration with England rugby luminary Holly Aitchison, has embarked on a mission to embolden young girls to embrace confidence through the fusion of sports and skincare. Research from the brand indicates that a significant proportion of teenagers, standing at 25%, grapple with low self-esteem, with a noteworthy 79% of them being girls. In a notable study conducted by the charity Ruling Our Experience, it was found that participation in team sports, notably rugby, yields a positive impact on the self-esteem of 90% of young girls. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ..read more
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“Debut Bound?” – The Seven Uncapped Players in Steve Borthwick’s England Training Squad for Summer Tour
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by Tom Sansom
11h ago
Steve Borthwick has named an initial 19-man England training squad as preparations begin for the Summer tour of Japan and New Zealand. Borthwick’s first available group is compiled of players that are not taking part in the upcoming Premiership play-offs, so no representatives form Northampton Saints, Bath, Sale Sharks or Saracens have joined up just yet. A revised England training squad will later be announced following the Premiership Final. Borthwick will then name his finalised squad on June 10th at Twickenham, and there are seven uncapped England hopefuls eyeing up a spot on the upcoming ..read more
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Maro Itoje won’t be able to play in every game for England this summer due little known rule
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by Rugby Rucker
11h ago
Maro Itoje is set to join England’s tour to Japan and New Zealand, despite approaching a key player welfare threshold. Join the RUCK’s WhatsApp community here  and get the latest news sent straight to your messages. The Saracens second-row, who is expected to act as vice-captain following Ellis Genge’s season-ending injury, has expressed his eagerness to participate. Itoje has logged 2,231 minutes across 29 matches this season, heading into Saracens’ Gallagher Premiership semi-final against Northampton Saints this Friday, according to The Telegraph. Maro Itoje of England during ..read more
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Sale Sharks confirm three new signings, including a replacement for Manu Tuilagi
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by Rugby Rucker
12h ago
Sale Sharks aim to build on their success next season, having secured three strong signings for the 2024/25 Premiership campaign. Join the RUCK’s WhatsApp community here  and get the latest news sent straight to your messages. #1. Le Roux Roets from Sharks The 6-foot-8 player has signed a two-year contract with the Premiership club. Roets will be joining Sale from the United Rugby Championship side Sharks. He has also played for the Golden Lions, Blue Bulls, and Pumas, as well as Racing 92 in France and the Waratahs in Australia. Sale head coach Alex Sanderson said: “He loves to ..read more
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Joe Marler named ‘rugby’s sexiest male’ beating Conor Murray and Leigh Halfpenny
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by Rugby Rucker
12h ago
The England and Harlequins star was a surprising pick in a poll that was reportedly voted for by 1,000 rugby fans on which rugby stars take their fancy. Join the RUCK’s WhatsApp community here  and get the latest news sent straight to your messages. Fans of powerhouse prop Joe Marler, who even has a Facebook unofficial fan group with over 3,000 members, clearly hijacked the vote to ensure the 31-year-old nabbed top spot. Many were far more taken with the players than the game, so much so that Liverugbytickets.co.uk asked audiences from around the world to vote for thei ..read more
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Statement: Harlequins’ Brown announces second retirement
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by Rugby Rucker
14h ago
Former England prop Shaunagh Brown has announced her retirement from rugby for the second time. Join the RUCK’s WhatsApp community here  and get the latest news sent straight to your messages. The 34-year-old first retired in December 2022 but returned to play for Harlequins this season. Brown earned 30 caps for the Red Roses between 2017 and 2022. Harlequins announced on their X account that Brown will retire from all rugby at the end of the season. The club also confirmed that former England centre Rachael Burford will retire at the end of the season. The 37-year-old World Cup ..read more
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