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Sale Sharks claim silverware in Premiership Rugby Cup Final

Six months late, but the first silverware of the 2019/20 English season has been claimed. Sale Sharks won the Premiership Rugby Cup final, beating Harlequins 27-19.  Sale Sharks win Premiership Rugby Cup Final The game ignited after a yellow card for Harlequins’ Stephan Lewies, with Sale scoring ten points during the sin-bin period.  Hooker Curtis […] READ MORE

ACT Brumbies win Super Rugby Australia, over Queensland Reds

ACT Brumbies win Super Rugby Australia, over Queensland Reds

In a Grand Final that saw the ACT Brumbies win Super Rugby Australia, they have secured the title over the Queensland Reds 28-23 in Canberra. Competing in a semi-final and the winner takes all final was the difference between the Australian competition versus the New Zealand one. The Crusaders were victorious over the Tasman, yet […] READ MORE

'Nobody's perfect' and John Eales still giving back to rugby

‘Nobody’s perfect’ and John Eales still giving back to rugby

Phoning in for a radio interview, John Eales laconically states, “if I hadn’t got that kick, you might not be speaking to me.” That kick being the one in 2000 where, in Wellington, he sunk the hearts of All Blacks fans. Recapturing the Bledisloe Cup, it was a moment where one player stepped up. With […] READ MORE

World Rugby committed to supporting development of female coaches

World Rugby committed to supporting development of female coaches

In support of ‘developing inspirational leadership’ World Rugby is committed to supporting the development of female coaches in the sport. Qualified teams for the  Rugby World Cup 2021 will participate in the opportunity to identify female coaches in this innovative program. Six countries are the first to put forward their nominated interns, who will see […] READ MORE

Southern Kings

Southern Kings go into liquidation

The struggling Southern Kings rugby franchise was on Saturday placed into liquidation by SA Super Rugby (Pty) Ltd to preserve the future of rugby in the area. Southern Kings insolvent Before SA Rugby took over the franchise the original franchise owner, the Greatest Rugby Company in the Whole Wide World (GRC), were unable to service […] READ MORE

Professional rugby

The unnatural birth of Professional Rugby and its handicaps now

Immediately upon becoming professional, Rugby Union went global. The first Professional Rugby competition was Super Rugby, now all but dead in the water. This is the story of how that came about and how the peace deal made then influences rugby’s development now. Rugby, of either code, is a story both of tribalism and exclusivity. […] READ MORE

Bledisloe Cup home tests sealed, yet 'trouble at Mill'

Bledisloe Cup home tests sealed, yet ‘trouble at Mill’

With the Bledisloe Cup home tests sealed, you might assume that New Zealand Rugby were jumping for joy after announcing the two fixtures. Yet there is ‘trouble at mill’. Two matches, each uniquely scheduled for a Sunday kick-off is the bouquet. However, the trouble it took to secure those, the ignominy and frustrations caused the […] READ MORE

Toronto Wolfpack future to be determined this month

The Toronto Wolfpack and their fans will know the future of their team later this month. There are three-four dates in particular Wolfpack fans should be aware of. This includes September 25th, which will most likely determine whether the team continues to play in 2021 or not. Toronto Wolfpack future to be determined in September […] READ MORE

Polledri Shines In Premiership Round 20 Stats Despite Gloucester Defeat

Polledri shines in Premiership Round 20 Stats despite Gloucester defeat

Round 20 has passed us by in the Premiership and that means there is another set of stats to analyse. It was another brilliant weekend with teams gearing up for European rugby this weekend. Meanwhile others took their chance to press claims for the top four. Naturally, there were more incredible performances this weekend. Semi […] READ MORE