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Rugby Round-Up: Aviva Premiership 2012/13 Round 1

As part of our new coverage for this season of rugby, we will be bringing you our Rugby Round-Up, analysing all the Aviva Premiership results from the previous weekend as well as seeing how we did with our predictions

4 Sep 2012 Jeff Ball

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Rugby Union: Aviva Premiership 2012/13 Round 1 Predictions

Kicking off the new season with our first round of predictions, the action starts with the amazing London double header at Twickenham where last year’s relegation dodgers Wasps take on champs’ Harlequins and Saracens take on London Irish.

31 Aug 2012 Jeff Ball

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Rugby Aviva Premiership 2012/13 Season Preview & Predictions

This season Whatculture will be bringing you even more coverage with more articles, more predictions and more discussions.

31 Aug 2012 Jeff Ball

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South Africa Vs. England Rugby Union 2nd Test – Match Report

England made a resolute comeback in the second half but it was too late by then, the raw power of South Africa having dominated the first half as they went on to win the game and thus the series

16 Jun 2012 Jeff Ball

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South Africa vs. England – Rugby Union 2nd Test Preview

England faces South Africa in the second test of this three game series. After losing last week in Durban, Stuart Lancaster’s men must win on Saturday to draw the series and take it to a winner takes all game next week.

15 Jun 2012 Jeff Ball

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South Africa vs. England – Rugby Union 1st Test Preview

Having ridden a wave of support since taking charge as caretaker and then full time, the honeymoon period will be well and truly over on Saturday for Stuart Lancaster as he unleashes his young guns onSouth AfricainDurbanfor the first Test of the three match series

7 Jun 2012 Jeff Ball

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Day in the Life of a Rugby Fan: Aged 28 ¼

Our rugby columnist recounts the day he made the lengthy journey to the home of London Wasps to watch Newcastle Falcons have one last unlikely stab at avoiding relegation. This is his story.

9 May 2012 Jeff Ball

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Rugby Union: Aviva Premiership 2011/12 Round 22 Predictions

Continuing our new regular feature, our rugby columnist Jeff Ball makes his predictions for this weekend’s final round of league matches that will decide the make up of the play-offs and who is relegated. Matches include Saracens vs. Exeter Chiefs, Leicester Tigers vs. Bath Rugby and London Wasps vs. Newcastle Falcons

4 May 2012 Jeff Ball

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Rugby Union: Heineken Cup & Amlin Challenge Cup Semi-Finals Predictions

As May approaches and the inevitable drama that is the end of the season approaches, the penultimate weekend of European action offers a selection of match ups that should make for an exciting weekend.

27 Apr 2012 Jeff Ball

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Rugby Union: What It’s Like Being A Newcastle Falcons Fan

Our rugby columnist Jeff Ball reveals what’s it like to be a fan of a side facing yet another crucial Aviva Premiership potentially relegation deciding weekend.

20 Apr 2012 Jeff Ball

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Rugby Union: Aviva Premiership 2011/12 Round 20 Predictions

Continuing our new regular feature, our rugby columnist Jeff Ball makes his predictions for this weekend’s round of matches, including Worcester Warriors vs. Exeter Chiefs, Northampton Saints vs. Leicester Tigers and Harlequins vs. Wasps.

13 Apr 2012 Jeff Ball

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Rugby Union: Heineken Cup & Amlin Challenge Cup Quarter Finals Predictions

Continuing our new regular feature, our rugby columnist Jeff Ball makes his predictions for this weekend’s round of matches which include Exeter Chiefs away to Stade Francais, Harlequins against Toulon and Saracens at home to Clermont Auvergne

5 Apr 2012 Jeff Ball

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Rugby Union: Aviva Premiership 2011/12 Round 19 Predictions

Continuing our new regular feature, our rugby columnist Jeff Ball makes his predictions for this weekend’s round of matches, including Newcastle Falcons vs Sale Sharks and London Wasps vs Gloucester

29 Mar 2012 Jeff Ball

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Rugby Union: Stuart Lancaster Appointed England Job Full-Time

Our rugby columnist Jeff Ball discusses why the RFU should be applauded for making the easy decision of giving Stuart Lancaster the top job until after the next Rugby World Cup

29 Mar 2012 Jeff Ball

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Rugby Union: Ball In Touch’s 2012 Six Nations Team Of The Tournament

Our rugby columnist Jeff Ball discusses who impressed during this year’s competition and selects his team of the tournament

23 Mar 2012 Jeff Ball

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Rugby Union: England 30 vs 9 Ireland Six Nations Match Report

Ireland travelled to a damp Twickenham as England looked to secure an previously unthinkable runners-up medal with their young and inexperienced side

17 Mar 2012 Jeff Ball

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Rugby Union LV Cup Final Preview: Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers

After all of the frenzy of the Six Nations, the LV= (Anglo-Welsh) Cup reaches its conclusion at 3pm on Sunday.

17 Mar 2012 Tom Roberts

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Rugby Union: Dean Richards to Become Newcastle Falcons Director of Rugby

Ball In Touch: Our rugby columnist Jeff Ball discusses the news that Dean Richards is to take over the Director of Rugby post at Newcastle Falcons from next season

14 Mar 2012 Jeff Ball

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Rugby Union: France 22 vs 24 England Six Nations Match Report

With France on course for a Grand Slam, England travelled to Paris looking to make amends for a narrow loss against Wales in the last round.

11 Mar 2012 Jeff Ball