Rugby (page 1)

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Football at Newbury RFC

Newbury Rugby Club identified as preferred site for new sports facility. Proposals to build a new football ground at Newbury Rugby Club have been welcomed,...

in Rugby - 1 week, 1 day ago

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Super League delay 2021

SUPER League clubs are bracing themselves for a delay to the start of the 2021 season. The campaign, which traditionally kicks off at the end of January...

in Rugby - 1 week, 5 days ago

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Cup suspended temporarily

European rugby's Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have been temporarily suspended, organisers have confirmed. It comes after the French government...

in Rugby - 2 weeks ago

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Herculean snow-clearing

When Newcastle dug deep for victory on Saturday, their efforts highlighted once again how Dean Richards has set a selfless, hard-grafting tone to inspire...

in Rugby - 2 weeks ago

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Grass Chronicles Two

Christmas is a crazy time - more this year than ever - but what does it mean for Harlequins Head Groundsman Paul Sykes and his staff?

in Rugby - 3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Grass chronicles

How do you prepare a rugby pitch? With the Harlequins Head Groundsman. The pitch at The Stoop is looking immaculate - but how does Harlequins Head Groundsman...

in Rugby - 4 weeks, 1 day ago

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The feel good factor

‘The New Normal’ - one of this year’s buzz phrases that has been worn out by overuse. Yet, for school groundsmen, sports coaches and pupils, it describes...

in Rugby - 4 weeks, 2 days ago


York stadium completed

An 8,000-seat community stadium in York to be shared by the city's football and rugby league teams has been completed

in Rugby - on 20/12/20

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A trusted supplier

Mansfield Sand has been a long-standing supporter of the RFU’s Rugby Grounds Connected programme and the company’s expertise has been praised by former...

in Rugby - on 14/12/20


Trinity plans submitted

AFL Architects, in conjunction with Spirit of 1873 Limited, have submitted transformational plans for the Mobile Rocket Stadium in Belle Vue. At the heart...

in Rugby - on 13/12/20


A Rhino charges in ...

The groundsman for rugby league club Leeds Rhinos has stepped in to help save Whinmoor Warriors' pitch after shocking damage from a quad bike last...

in Rugby - on 12/12/20

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The man with a plan

The current ‘situation’ may have put many hopes and dreams on hold but, at Towcestrians Sports Club, it’s just another minor challenge in the progress...

in Rugby - on 30/11/20

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Scotland’s finest

On the A91, which concludes at St Andrews, and just a few miles east of Stirling, sits Dollar Academy, one of Scotland’s finest private schools. Catering...

in Rugby - on 27/11/20


Preparing a rugby pitch

The pitch at The Stoop is looking immaculate - but how does Harlequins Head Groundsman Paul Sykes go about his work?

in Rugby - on 23/11/20


Q&A with Mel Jones

Mel Jones - the answer’s Yes ... or Cat Stevens!

in Rugby - on 6/11/20


Down to the Wire!

To get an idea of what the new normal is like working for a top Super League rugby club and the challenges a groundsman now faces getting a pitch ready...

in Rugby - on 6/11/20

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Partners in the community

The challenge for community sports has never been greater, with fixtures and fundraising opportunities disrupted by Covid-19. However, leisure activities’...

in Rugby - on 26/10/20

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Jim creates giant poppies

Murrayfield Head Groundsman Jim Dawson creates a giant spray of flowers as he puts the finishing touches to a 30ft Remembrance Day poppy.

in Rugby - on 25/10/20


Cardiff Arms Park pitch

The pitch, which was originally installed in 2013, will be replaced and the Cardiff Blues may not return until next year

in Rugby - on 24/10/20

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SISIS helps groundsman

Lawrence Brown may have only just embarked on a career in groundsmanship (2 months in fact) but he’s already chosen the perfect partner to help him at...

in Rugby - on 20/10/20