Category: Rugby

Introducing Monday Afternoon Scrum Half (MASH), A Weekly Rugby Round Up

LMBF is the premier home for rugby coverage, catered specifically to fans who may not exactly be experts of the sport, as we all know. In order to keep that title, I’m introducing a new weekly post that’ll seek to catch you up on everything that happened the previous week in the world of rugby. We’ll have highlights, analysis, tips, and more every Monday afternoon because my Monday morning is typically still an extension of Saturday night. Be sure to tweet at @letmebfrankblog with any question you’d want addressed and I’ll try and answer it the best I can....

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Don’t Forget, Women’s Rugby Became An Olympic Sport

The Rio Olympics may seem like a lifetime ago but as we celebrate the accomplishments of women all across the world, I thought it would be prudent to provide a subtle reminder of the Games. Rugby re-entered the Olympics after a nearly 80 year hiatus but came back as both a men’s and women’s event. All the more opportunity for Team USA to bring back the gold, if you ask me. Here’s a cool video to just remind everyone of what a remarkable milestone Rio 2016 was not only for the sport of rugby but for women everywhere! Share...

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USA Brings Home The Bronze In Las Vegas Sevens

If you’re going to watch only one game, let it be this one For those of you unfamiliar with the event, the Las Vegas Sevens series may be the most electrifying sporting event in the United States, no hyperbole. Sure, the Super Bowl gets more hype and the World Series has a century and more of history behind it but in terms of pure entertainment value, nothing tops LVS. Sevens, if you didn’t know, is a 7v7 version of rugby with slightly watered down rules to encourage fast paced action, high scoring, and to be played tournament style over...

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Scotland Upsets Wales For The First Time Since 2007

The rules of international rugby are being re-written all the time. In the most recent World Cup, Japan upset South Africa in a thrilling finish and more recently, Ireland stunned the All Blacks right here in Chicago at Soldier Field. Earlier today, Scotland beat Wales with a final score of 29-13. Highlights for your viewing pleasure Maybe it wasn’t quite as dramatic as the other two upsets but still note worthy all the same. This ain’t your daddy’s European-style rugby. Fast attacks, constant tempo, and a weaning off of the ever-important set piece are all seeing a renaissance in the Old World....

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6 Nations 2017 Kicks Off Tomorrow

Finally! The eve of the day we’ve been waiting all year for! What an awesome opportunity to day drink on a lovely, frigid Saturday. Below is the link for game start times and, of course, a a guide for the uninitiated. Have a few beers, post up in the corner of a bar somewhere, and enjoy the magic of rugby.   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2017/02/02/england-vs-france-six-nations-2017-time-match-tv-channel-predicted/     Share this:PrintTweetEmailLike this:Like...

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LMBF Six Nations Preview And Predictions

We’re less than a month away from the beginning of the Six Nations rugby tournament, where the 6 best national teams in Europe square off in a round robin tournament. England went home with the hardware last year but let’s take a look into what each team is bringing to the table. Wales With Ireland and England stealing the spotlight the 5th ranked Welsh squad looks ripe for an upset. Fly Half Dan Biggar has been on an absolute roll over the past year and a half posting 54 points in just six appearances (mostly via the kick).  Another...

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Need Some Random Trivia To Impress Your Relatives On Christmas?

First of all, let me be the first to wish you all a very merry Christmas. Now that we got that out of the way, for all of us Gentiles (16 years of Catholic education), today is the day where you’re gonna be grilled by your aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, etc about what’s going on in your life. For most people, things are pretty mundane. Maybe you finally got a job, or started dating someone, or in all likelihood, you haven’t done shit. If that’s the case, then you need some sort of dumb fact in your back pocket...

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PRO Rugby* Is About To Fold

*The first professional rugby league in the USA Here’s the link with the nitty gritty Tough news to hear for advocates for rugby in the US. I can’t say I’m surprised, considering that half of the league was based in California and another team was in Obetz, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus (Really??). I get that this is a relatively foreign sport to the average American but for God’s sake, lingerie football and indoor lacrosse have WAY better turn outs than PRO Rugby. I actually went to a game when  I was in San Diego and there were maybe 3,000...

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Only In Rugby: Blind Side Tackle On A Female Ref

A rather interesting tactic by this scum bag here. Sure, taking out the ref could technically keep you from drawing any more penalties but it also kinda sets you up for a 3 year ban from the sport and maybe jail time. Shout out to rugby for having female refs tho, I’ve had many in my day. Again, football is late to the party in both concussion safety (lol) and gender equality. Share this:PrintTweetEmailLike this:Like...

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And In Lesser Rugby News, The US and Canada Are Set To Co-Host The Rugby LEAGUE World Cup In 2025

NO WAY! STOP THE PRESSES!!! Well, it looks like the weird step-brother of rugby (already the creepy uncle of football) has picked the locale of the most prestigious tournament in the rugby LEAGUE  universe. I keep highlighting LEAGUE because it is technically a different sport from the rugby that I normally write about, as seen here. The tackling, scrumming, and rucking are all different or are all together gotten rid of and they play 5 downs like in football. Weird blend but I guess its really popular in other parts of the world, like the Metric system and malaria. The...

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