Formed 2004 ... Herts 7s U14 Runners-up 2005 ... North Herts U14 team, Herts Youth Games 2005 runners-up (coached by Letchworth)... Herts Superteams U14 Runners-up 2005 ... Herts SuperTeams "Fairplay" winners 2006 ... Rochford 10s U17 Champions 2006 ... East Midlands 10s U17 Runners-up 2007 ... East Midlands 10s U17 "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... National 10s U17 5th place and "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... Herts 7s U17 Plate runners-up 2007 ... National 7s U17 Plate winners 2007 ... RFU "President's XV" Award winners 2007 ... Herts Superteams winners 2007 ... Midlands 10s U18 Runners-up 2008 ... National 10s U18 4th place 2008 ... North Herts U11 team, Herts Youth Games 2008 runners-up (coached by Letchworth girls) ... London and SE 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2008 ... Herts 7s U18s runners-up 2008 ... National 7s U18s quarter-finalists 2008 ... Gloucester City 10s U18 Bowl runner-up (6th) 2009 ... Worthing 10s U18 Plate runner-up 2009 ... National 7s U18 Plate winners 2009... Worthing 10s U15 Plate winners 2010... Worthing 10s U18 Shield winners 2010... Herts 7s U15 and U18 Bowl runners-up 2010... National 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2010...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Welcome to the UK's top rugby blog!!

Its amazing, but its true. The long awaited Wikio ratings for October are out and this blog has leapt up an incredible 10 places to no. 12 in the sport rankings... and number 1 rugby blog!!

That's not the number one women's blog. Or girls blog. Or club blog. No - we're the number one blog of any sort dealing with rugby.

Amazingly this means we have slipped ahead of not only Total Flanker, but also the BBC's Sports Editor's blog. We have also risen to 447 overall (out of around 10,000 blogs).

One reason for this sudden leap is that we seem to have benefited from a revision to the way the ratings are calculated. Several blogs which had "gone to sleep" were still hanging around - now a greater weighting seems to go to blogs that publish regularly, as well as being referenced by other blogs.

Swaffham (1904th overall) have jumped up the tables and have entered the top 100 sports blogs... or at least would have done if that were categorised as "sport" (for some reason they are listed as "other" - something for Spike at Swaffham to have a word with Wikio about?) - but checking the total rankings they must be somewhere between 44th and 76th. Other blogs have done less well - Basford have dropped down - but Worcester have appeared for the first time.


  1. Dan Levy11:52 AM

    Hi John, congratulations on your placement in the rankings. Just a quick note to say we've reindexed Swaffham as a sports blog.



    Wikio UK

  2. Hi John, as Dan says I'd emailed him off the back of this post and our blog was reindexed within seconds.
    Thanks for pointing this out.

    (that said I didn't think to check the boys squad blog page.......)

  3. How about using some of your media footprint to get some publicity for Give 2 for Stu


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