Guinness release inspirational Rugby video in time for World Cup

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor   @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter  #MadeOfMore Ex Springbok Ashwin Willemse turned his back on gang life with the support of his rugby team. Hear his incredible story. With the eyes of the world turning to England for seven weeks of sporting history, Guinness is celebrating the festival of rugby by released a short documentary as part of their Made of More series portraying ex-Springbok wing, Ashwin Willemse’s inspirational journey from impoverished teenage gang member...

Rugby World Cup: To Burgess or not to Burgess?

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport The Rugby World Cup starts next weekend and I am very much looking forward to it.  The chance to see the best rugby players in the world battle it out for supremacy in one’s own backyard is not to be missed (as fate would have it I failed in all six of the ballots I entered for match tickets).  Nevertheless, I shall be an enthusiastic armchair fan, revelling...

Leeds Rhinos take first step to greatness with huge Challenge Cup win

Sport News 24/7 By Rob McHugh  @mchughr  @TLE_Sport Remember the date – the 29th August 2015.  It may go down in Rugby League history for many reasons.  When the final whistle blew at Wembley, confirming Leeds' 50-0 victory over Hull KR, they not only completed the largest ever victory in the Challenge Cup final, but they also took the first step on the road to joining the pantheon of the greatest English club sides in any sport, let alone Rugby...

Danny Jones’ Death: A True Tragedy

By Rob Mchugh  @mchughr  @TLE_Sport It is with great sadness that I write this piece, but it is on a subject which has struck a personal chord with me, and is a cause which I firmly believe should receive all the attention possible.  On Sunday May 3rd, the world of Rugby League (and sport in general) suffered the tragic loss of Danny Jones, who died of a heart attack during a match.  Danny Jones, who was playing for Keighley Cougars,...

Rugby League: High Intensity, Highly Enjoyable

Sport News 24/7 By Rob McHugh  @mchughr  @TLE_Sport This week sees four of the Super League's established power houses go toe to toe on what promises to be a season defining weekend in the First Utility Super League.  On Thursday night, the Wigan Warriors play host to the Warrington Wolves in what has routinely been a top of the table clash in recent years.  Both teams have struggled for form and consistency in the early rounds but are beginning to...

Six Nations Team of the Tournament

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport On Saturday morning, when I was formulating the idea for this article in my head, I had everything planned out.  I was going to bemoan the fact that in this day and age of professional rugby, defences almost invariably come out on top.  I was going to complain that very few players have the intuition (or talent) to take a potentially match-changing risk.  Then I was going to...

Wales v Ireland – Best of enemies

Sport News 24/7 By Ellie Caddick  @caddicksport  @TLE_Sport This time last week most of us were sure that Ireland v England was going to be the game of the championship.  The clash would see the two favourites for the championship go head-to-head and whoever could emerge victorious would be on track for the Grand Slam. Just 24 hours earlier Wales would travel to Paris for what looked like the battle for third place.  Would France turn up?  Would Wales be...

Wales v France – Brawn v Brawn

Sport News 24/7 By Ellie Caddick  @caddicksport  @TLE_Sport Saturday will see Wales cross the channel to take on France in their 3rd Six Nations match at the Stade de France. In the last ten years tournaments, Wales have won four championships, three of which have been grand slams, and France have won three championships, including one grand slam. Their successes aren't restricted to Europe.  The two teams faced each other as semi-finalists in the 2011 World Cup, a game that...

Ireland v England – Sexton v Ford

Sport News 24/7 By Ellie Caddick  @caddicksport  @TLE_Sport Ireland v England is already being billed as the Six Nations decider despite taking place in only the third round of the competition.  The assumption that the result of this game will be pivotal to the championship may seem premature; however, as the top two in the standings, one of Ireland and England will be bidding farewell to a potential Grand Slam for another year. England enter this encounter having beaten the...

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