Sep 172015

The Rugby World Cup 2015 is nearly here! Twenty teams battling it out over 6 weeks in thirteen different match venues in England and Wales. The first match will be tomorrow (18th September) with England taking on Fiji at Twickenham. The final will be held on Saturday 31st October, also at Twickenham. It promises to be a great tournament.

A photograph of Christopher Tolofua of Stade Toulousian charging the defense of the Beneton Rugby Treviso team. Image taken during the Heineken Cup on 13 January 2013 at the Stade Ernest-Wallon in the match between Stade Toulousain and Benetton Rugby Treviso.

Stade Toulousian vs Benetton Rugby Treviso, Heineken Cup 2013. By Pierre-Selim (Self-photographed) [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons, 2013.

In SUNCAT you can find many titles on the subject of rugby, both rugby union and rugby league. Here are some weird and wonderful examples. We had to include a Welsh title, especially as when using Google Translate you get back “Reap the Whirlwind”!

  • Scrum down.
  • The great fester.
  • The Dead ball.
  • Tennent’s Velvet rugby record.
  • International rugby coaching. The collectors’ series : 36 coaching insights from world-leading rugby professionals.
  • Superplays : with Brian Smith, the greatest plays in world rugby.
  • In touch.
  • Hard Yards : the Gloucester rugby year book.
  • Medi’r corwynt : blwyddlyfr rygbi Cymru / Thomas Davies
  • Up & under : the official newspaper of London Irish Rugby Football Club.
  • Scrumbag : rugby supporters magazine.
  • @Holm.
  • The final hooter.
  • The egg chaser.
  • Another 6 tackles.
  • Murrayfield’s alive.
  • The Save & Prosper rugby union who’s who.
  • The Viking storm : the official Widnes Vikings magazine.
  • YES magazine : official magazine of the Young England Squad.
  • Wooden Spoon rugby world yearbook.
  • Front row.
  • Smirk’s handbook of northern rugby-union matches.

For more rugby serials and other weird and wonderful titles always look in SUNCAT.


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Aug 122012

This is the fourteenth and last in the series of blog posts dedicated to London 2012 Olympic Games events. Today it is the turn of weird and wonderful titles from a variety of sports not already covered in our series, as well as some more general sporting titles. London 2012 has been a wonderful event and the most successful ever for Team GB. Roll on the Paralympics, which starts on the 29th August! 

  • The Annals of sporting and fancy gazette a magazine, entirely appropriated to sporting subjects
  • Bicycle Journal, Swimming and General Athletic & Pedestrian Recorder.
  • The Annals of sporting and fancy gazette: a magazine, entirely appropriated to sporting subjects and fancy pursuits; containing everything worthy of remark on hunting, shooting, coursing, racing, fishing, cocking, pugilism, wrestling, singlestick, pedestrianism, cricket, billiards, rowing, sailing, etc., accompanied with striking representations of the various subjects.
  • The Scottish umpire : a journal devoted to out-door sports : football, cricket, cycling, lawn tennis, swimming & rowing.
  • Ixion, a journal of velocipeding, athletics and aerostatics.
  • The Wide Awake : A journal of athletics, football and cycling and competition index.
  • The Sporting Globe : A weekly journal dealing with the turf, finance, theatre, athletics, etc.
  • 3Touch volleyball.
  • Britvic national volleyball league / English Volleyball Association.
  • Jersey Shore volleyball : JSVB.
  • On the line: Welsh Volleyball Association newsletter.
  • Performance conditioning for volleyball : a newsletter dedicated to improving the volleyball player.
  • Thumper / Alberta Volleyball Association.
  • Dig : beach volleyball life.
  • BMX snap.
  • Dig BMX.
  • Invert : street, vert and dirt
  • Terps today : water polo [program].
  • Water polo scoreboard.  
  • International journal of table tennis sciences.
  • Spin : official magazine of the U.S. Table Tennis Association / United States Table Tennis Association.
  • Topping : national team bulletin of the Canadian Table Tennis Association = bulletin de l’équipe nationale de l’Association canadienne de tennis de table.
  • TopAce : Irish handball annual.
  • Killshot.
  • Back flip gymnastics magazine
  • Flying squirrels: all-American gymnastics newsletter.
  • Science of Gymnastics Journal
  • Sport rhythmika : the official publication of the Alberta Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics Federation.
  • Grasp : the technical journal of the British Amateur Gymnastics Association.
  • Official AAU trampoline and tumbling handbook.
  • Mademoiselle gymnast.
  • Zot van gym!
  • 2006 2011 World Outlook for Horizontal and Parallel Bars Balance Beams Trampolines Wrestling and Other Gymnasium Mats and Gymnasium
  • 3 go triathlon.
  • The series : the official pre-season program of The … Bud Light U.S. Triathlon Series.
  • Transition : the official magazine of The London Triathlon Ltd.
  • The loon : lovely old OUMPA newsletter.
  • The Bazaar Book of Hockey … By A Past International. Illustrated.
  • Oldtimers hockey news.
  • Roseberry Ladies Hockey Club Sunday Invitation League match reports and results.
  • Sticks : the monthly magazine for Kent Hockey.
For more sporting serials and other weird and wonderful titles take a look in SUNCAT. Also watch out for a post on how SUNCAT was searched to find all these great Olympic Games titles.
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