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Our Top 5 Rugby Players to watch out at RWC 2015

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Sport | August 28, 2015

From the keenest of fans, to those who want to know more, here at BassBuds HQ, we’ve got you covered when it comes to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

We’ll be bringing you the latest headlines and squad news as it comes, making sure you’re kept informed about rugby’s biggest competition.

To kick start our celebration of this year’s Rugby World Cup, we’ve compiled a list of players who we think will make sparks fly at this year’s tournament:

 

      Julian Savea – New Zealand

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At 13, a young Julian Savea weighed 14 and a half stones – Rugby is clearly in this man’s DNA. With the best players in the world, playing at rugby’s biggest tournament, being the bookies favourite to be top try-scorer at a World Cup is no small feat. English fans will not have fond memories of Savea, with England’s defence being battered by Savea’s pace and power last summer. Having scored 8 tries in 4 games v England, it seems as though he saves his best for the boys in white and red. Being billed as the successor the great Jonah Lomu, Savea is approaching, if not already at, legendary status. With 30 tries in 35 test apps, and at a mere 25 years old, Savea looks sure to smash Lomu’s 37 tries in 63 apps. Alongside Ben Smith and Nehe Milner-Skudder in New Zealand’s formidable back three, if Savea sees enough of the rugby ball, the reigning champions will go far this World Cup.

 

Johnny Sexton – Ireland

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On the back of a Six Nations triumph, Irish rugby has never looked better. On a personal note, amassing an impressive 58 points during that campaign, Johnny Sexton is clearly at the heart of Irish Rugby’s success.
Returning to Leinster, after his two-year stint playing for Racing Métro in France, Sexton’s international performance can only get better (if that is at all possible!), allowing him to gel with his young backs.
Ireland’s disappointed World Cup record cannot go unnoticed, but with Ireland looking the strongest they ever have – and ranked 2nd in the World behind the All Blacks – if ever, this is their year.
Sexton’s relationship with his No.9, Connor Murray, is impeccable, making them arguably the best 9 and 10 pairing in the world. This, along with his bond with coach Joe Schmidt, makes Sexton the cog that’ll turn Ireland to glory.

Israel Folau – Australia

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The youngest player ever to represent Australia in rugby league, at just 18 years and 194 days old, Israel Folau was born to play rugby. Six years later, as a 24-year-old, he made his debut for the Aussie Rugby Union tea, and currently has 33 caps for the Wallabies. Having recently said that he could play in the American sporting powerhouse that is the NFL, Folau is clearly not a man who is short on confidence.
A freakish athlete, boasting raw pace and agility, Folau has the ability to turn a game in Australia’s favour when they really need it the most. A playing style akin to a world class back, Folau’s ability to pierce the line with clever runs and reading of the game brings a real threat to Australia’s running game.
If Australia are to dominate at on the world stage again, their backs will need to perform (albeit behind a shaky scrum). Pitted against England and Wales in Pool A, aptly named the ‘Group of Death’, Australia will need to produce their best rugby to make it to the knockout stages.

Nemani Nadolo – Fiji

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Nemani Nadolo is a beast. The 6’4, 125kg winger exudes raw pace and physicality. His excellence was highlighted in his Super 15 campaign with the Crusaders where he produced an impressive 9 tries and 8 assists.
Blessed the ability to run around, as well as through, opposing players, and with great finishing potential and a deft offload, Nadolo is a constant threat. Being pipped to take up kicking duties for Fiji, Nadolo is clearly a multi-faceted talent.However, when playing with the Crusaders, Nadolo is surrounded by world-class talent which cannot be said when on international duty. Don’t get us wrong, Fiji are no walk in the park, but they do not boast the likes of Messrs. Carter and McCaw. And, being pitted against England, Australia and Wales, in Pool A, even with Nadolo, Fiji seem unlikely to progress.

Sam Burgess – England

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Burgess, on the other hand, is an altogether different entity. Having only played his first game of rugby union in November last year, and made his England debut a few weeks ago, Lancaster clearly sees quality in Burgess. Having played as a flanker AND a centre for his domestic team Bath, Burgess blurs the lines between back and forward. Along with his physical game, Burgess exudes leadership, energy and a strong mentality, making him all the more suitable for the biggest stage in rugby – experience is no hindrance here.

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BLOG GUEST: Lisa Maffia’s Top Sports-Luxe picks

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Sport | February 26, 2015

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Solo singer and fashion tech business woman, Lisa Maffia stopped by to tell us her favourite Sports Luxe brands that she is really feeling at the moment. ‘ Right now, I live for heels and tailored skirts but many years ago, I was always dressed in designer tracksuits and Puma trainers‘. I also like to team silky tracksuits with a heel which can look super sexy. I like to workout and but still like to look good when in the gym….
Here’s my top 4 picks 

British designer Charli Cohen 24, has bridged the gap between classic fashion and fitness wear.

Was at her LFW show last week and was blown away

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 Another British born clothing line, Shade London oozes super hot streetwear

Totally in love with this getup

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We all know who Alexander Wang is and his new collection is LUSH!

Wang always gets it on point

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Vionnet, can be accessorised  with any outfit

This is a weird but wonderful find

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Who said sporting wear couldn’t be sexy? Going to the gym and running in the local park never looked so good.

I’ll be back again soon.

Love Lisa xoxo

If you missed the BBBootcamp episodes…..

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Sport | September 22, 2014

BASSBUDS PRESENTS BBBOOTCAMP

THE BBBOOTCAMP DRAWS TO A CLOSE AFTER 6 WEEKS, RELEASING OUR LAST EPISODE TODAY.

THE BBBOOTCAMP IS AN ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAMME SPONSORED BY SPORTSTYLST, AN ONLINE SPORTS RETAILER FOR WOMENS FASHION.

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The purpose was to help those who live a hectic lifestyle and just want tips that can be done in the comfort of your their own homes. We worked with trainee stuntwoman and reality TV star Pascal Craymer,  fitness and fashion blogger Lydia Millen and health PHD ambassador Ali Gordon who delivered great tips to keep your body in shape.

If you like to listen to music when working out like most people, cop yourself a pair of BassBuds. Especially, if you are sick of your current earphones falling out whilst training. All of our earphones come with memory foam buds which fit snugly in the ear.

 

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Here are all the episodes that you may have missed….

 

The ARMS workout – Toning your arms and upper body with Obsession Trio!

 

The BUTT workout – Building glute muscle with Platinum Kick Backs!

 

 

The Quad workout – Toning the upper thighs with Rhythm Crunches!

 

 

The BACK workout – Strengthen your back with The Midnight Row!

 

 

The ABS workout – Part 2 – Tightening the Abdomen with Dynamic Jacks

 

 

The ABS workout – Strengthen your core with The Bass Climbers

 

Let us know how you get on by posting images of yourself doing these exercises, winner receives a BassBuds goody bag.

Tweet @BassBuds #BBBootcamp

Ends: 29/9/14/

 

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Behind the Scenes of BassBuds Bootcamp

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Sport | August 21, 2014

You probably already all know about our new exiting project BassBuds Bootcamp !

It is all about providing you with quick exercise tips, that you can do in the comfort of your own house, getting your best body ever! If you want to feel slimmer, stronger, and more confident, then this might be something you were looking for!

 

It’s also a treat for the eyes, as our fitness experts are:

PASCAL CRAYMER – reality tv star and trainee stuntwoman

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LYDIA ELISE MILLEN – fashion & fitness blogger

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ALI GORDON – fitness trained and PHD Nutrition Brand Ambassador

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We will be releasing tips each week.  They will help you easily shape and tone your abs, bum, quads. helping you reach your body goals!

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 Go and check out the very first episode here on our youtube channel!

 

We also have a little treat for you! We have teamed up with PROTEIN WORLD – leading protein supplier providing new and innovative range of 100% pure, GMO free supplements, to give you a chance to win BassBuds headphones, speaker and Protein World collection of your own choice!

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Simply follow @ProteinWorld and re-tweet for your chance to win!

 

 

We all know how important music is when it comes to fitness motivation. BassBuds earphones are great sports accessory. With our silicone and memory foam comfort buds, they fit snugly into your ear, without the worry of tumbling out. Whether you are already a gym enthusiast, or you are a fitness world newbie on the running shoes for the first time, having your favourite music to keep you company can be the motivation you need to push through the pain barrier.

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BassBoomz, the portable Bluetooth speaker is also ideal for your weekly workouts sessions. This way, you can be on the move whilst using the product, available in 8 colours, suiting all style needs. Their small size allows you to take them anywhere you go and create a good kind of distraction. They will definitely ‘put you in the zone’ and help you keep in pace while exercising.

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We will be releasing one video each week, so subscribe to our BassBuds Youtube Channel for updates!