Only taking up rugby after a move to Myerscough College for sixth form, Brocklebank started his career as a number eight before his second year saw him called up to the England Counties u18 side as a loose-head prop
Rugby has evolved beyond the original contact sport that was played during the 20th century. 'Collision sport' would be a more apt description of what is actually going on.
In a game dubbed the biggest of the season thus far, it took a dramatic late penalty kick from debutant Ben Cook (pictured) to see The Palatinates defeat arch-rivals Loughborough for the first time in three years.
By James Beringer After four weeks of scintillating rugby action, the autumn international window slams shut, but not before a grand finale featuring England and Australia. While Ireland have deprived this match of its status as a Grand Slam decider...
England fans may now start to cautiously dream of matching New Zealand’s record, and will certainly be looking to end the year unbeaten.
The Scottish team now moves to Kilmarnock for their final game against Georgia, another important match for the development of the game in the tier 2 nations. Georgia have followed their impressive World Cup campaign, which saw them finish third in...
Their hosts were unable to secure back to back wins over the All Blacks (no mean feat), but will be looking to consolidate their place in the world’s top 4 ahead of the World cup draw next May.