The Sporting World

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Whether its cricket that gets you going or rugby, the sporting world is rich with action, excitement and great stories.

Considering just how many sports there are out there to keep us entertained it is unsurprising just how hard it is to stay informed of the ones that you love- let alone all of them. So here is a small round up of some of rugby union, rugby league and golf highlights that will keep you in the know.

Rugby League

In Rugby League this season there has certainly been plenty to talk about, and the London Skolars are definitely no exception. When London Skolars were founded in 1995 and joined the National League in 2002, they became the first club in 80 years to climb from amateur to professional level and their performance ever since has showacsed some highs and some lows of rugby league. However the determination of the London Skolars seems never to have faltered and they were accepted into the national league in 2002. This is where they have played ever since however it has not been smooth sailing. The London Skolars finished at the end of the 2008-2009 in 10th position of the Championship One table, taking the wooden spoon with just one win all season and five points. So this season they have a lot to prove.

Rugby Union

Another team that has not had the best record in recent years is the Bristol rugby union team, who were relegated from the Premiership at the end of the 2008-09 season. Theirs has been a rocky past and the Bristol rugby union team have sea-sawed up and down between the two top tiers of English rugby union for the last decade having great success in the 2001-02 season and then dropping their game shortly afterwards. However the Bristol rugby union team now have a lot to work for and are doing all that they can in the 2009-10 season.


Over in the cricket world the Warwickshire cricket team has also had a history that has been defined by incredible highs and demoralising lows. Due to Edgbaston's status as a Test venue the Warwickshire cricket team are regarded as one of the most important or influential team when it comes to English county cricket, despite the fact that the Warwickshire cricket team have won the County Championship just six times in their history. 1994 was certainly their bast year when they managed to win the Championship, the Benson Hedges Cup and the National League all in the same year, however this form has not been maintained and the Warwickshire cricket team were relegated from the top flight in 2007. so will they have what it takes to make it this season?


In the golfing world one particular man has stood out in recent years and his name is Padraig Harrington. Padraig Harrington discovered golf at school and rather than persue accountancy as he had always believed he would he decided to try his hand at professional golf; something that has very much paid off. Padraig Harrington was on the successful Great Britain and Ireland team in the 2005 Walker Cup, he joined the European Tour the following year. His successes have been plentiful sine that time and Padraig Harrington continues to be a big name in golf in 2009.

Another big name in sport, but from a different time and place altogether, is Jennifer Capriati, who won a total of 14 singles titles in her career, including an Olympic gold medal in Barcelona in 1992 and three Grand Slams. Jennifer Capriati was born in the USA and remains to this day one of the most talented players the country has ever produced.

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