Tag Archives: Rugby

The Sports Archives – A History Of Rugby League!

With the First Utility Rugby Super League in full swing, the centuries old debate concerning the differences between Rugby League and Rugby Union again comes to light. So, why do two versions of the same sport exist and what are … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – What Is Data Mining In Sports?

Data mining is used in most major sports these days to improve performance by using statistics and predictions to make the team stronger. A reverse data-mining technique can also be used to find out the weaknesses in an opposing team … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – History of the Six Nations Championship!

The Six Nations championship represents the pinnacle of rugby in Europe and, though it only became the Six Nations in 2000 when Italy joined England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the tournament to decide Europe’s top international side, its … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Dangerous Fall Sports!

As the leaves change and we bundle up for cooler weather, an entire new season of sports is starting. Just like many of you, I enjoy sitting in the brisk fall air and watching a game or tracking local team’s … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – The Ashes – A Whole Lotta’ History!

Just like the cricket series of the same name The Ashes rugby league series was a best of three series of test matches played between the Great Britain and Australian rugby national league teams. Despite its popularity, largely owing to … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Rugby Shirts

The Rugby shirt first appeared in the 1800s when rugby as a game started to kick off and someone had the bright idea that they needed a way to tell the teams apart. Especially since the earliest uniforms were white … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Rugby Boots

They initially made only one change which was that there were bars nailed across the soles so that they could keep some form of grip on the grass and mud when running. The first actual rule concerning the rugby boot … Continue reading

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