Shooting the Rugby World Cup

October 19, 2011

In the latest installment, South Africa-based photographer Mike Hutchings describes the gear he can’t live without and what makes shooting rugby different from his usual assignments.

from Photographers' Blog:

Climbing Eden Park

September 29, 2011

By Bogdan Cristel

After 40 hours of flying Bucharest - Amsterdam - Beijing - Auckland, I arrived in New Zealand; my first time in the Southern Hemisphere.

Welcome back “le crunch” — we’ve missed you

February 23, 2011

RUGBY-NATIONS/ENGLANDThere will be an extra buzz around Twickenham on Saturday and it will not be just because England fans know a win over France would set them up for their first Six Nations title for eight years.

Don’t discount Ireland for the Six Nations

By Reuters Staff
February 4, 2011

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By James Illingworth

The 2011 Six Nations kicks off shortly in Cardiff with much of the pre-tournament hype suggesting a two-horse race between France and England.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Football still offside in attitude to women

January 25, 2011

The British media furore over two television presenters’ sexist comments over a lineswoman at a Premier League match at the weekend has thrown the spotlight on the subject of women in soccer – be it on the pitch or off.

Tri-Nations stranglehold a potential problem for rugby

November 8, 2010

Northern hemisphere hopes are raised at the start of every November but by the end of the month it has usually become crystal clear that the Tri-Nations’ stranglehold on world rugby remains as tight as ever.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

A South Africa rugby match is a whole other world

June 12, 2010

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The contrast between the highly-controlled environs of the soccer World Cup venues and the likes of Cape Town's Newlands stadium, home to a South Africa v France rugby test on Saturday, was marked.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Symbolic moment as rugby comes to black township of Soweto

May 20, 2010

SOCCER-FRIENDLY/South Africa’s long standing racist past means it still a country of great contrasts but with the change in power and social dynamics come great ironies too.

The ultimate grudge match: When the Scots confounded England at Murrayfield

March 12, 2010

SPORT RUGBY NATIONS SCOTLANDA slow and depressing decline after the glory of the 1980 grand slam was magically reversed during the winter of 1989-90 when England played rugby of skill, spirit and boundless optimism.

The myth of rugby’s Jonny Wilkinson

February 23, 2010

A rugby writer, with tongue only half in cheek, once said it was possible to gauge an Englishman’s entire outlook on life by ascertaining whether he was a Stuart Barnes or a Rob Andrew fan in the years between 1985 and 1993.