The Rugby World Cup 2019 is well and truly over, the celebrations have just about died down and the focus can once again properly turn to league competitions. None more so than the highly competitive Gallagher Premiership which saw 78 players give up club duties to play for their country in Japan. Three weeks on […] READ MORE
Author: Amy Flynn
Who is England debutant Ruaridh McConnochie?
England continued their World Cup warm-up games with Friday night’s fixture against Italy. Their 37-0 victory sets them in good stead being their last game before flying to Japan. Eddie Jones continued to prove he’s a coach of bold and experimental choices. This week saw Anthony Watson fielded at full-back, only his fourth appearance in […] READ MORE
TMO to confirm red cards for dangerous tackles
Dangerous, high tackles and the use of the Television Match Official (TMO) system have been a controversial topic dominating rugby headlines for over the past decade. Stricter laws were enforced in May this year with World Rugby releasing a Decision-making Framework for High Tackles to ensure refereeing decisions were consistent and accurate. However, calls have […] READ MORE
Premiership Grounds focus: Welford Road, Leicester
Welford Road has an extensive history in the Premiership. The ground has been a staple in the top flight of rugby since the modern game began. Leicester Tigers have played their home games at Welford Road for all but twelve of their 139 years of existence. Embed from Getty Images Last Word on Rugby looks […] READ MORE
Who is England debutant Lewis Ludlam?
England’s World Cup warm-up campaign got underway today with their Quilter International against Wales at Twickenham. Team announcements dominated pre-match build-up news. Eddie Jones chose to field an experimental English side against Warren Gatland’s experienced Welsh team. Debutant Lewis Ludlam Amongst Jones’ surprise line-up was Gloucester scrum-half Willi Heinz who was also awarded the vice-captain […] READ MORE
Premiership Grounds focus: Worcester’s Sixways Stadium
Worcester’s Sixways Stadium is a familiar sight in the Midlands, especially when entering the city of Worcester from the M5 motorway. The gold letters contrasting against the deep blue seats, spelling out ‘Warriors’ make it easily recognizable. The history of Sixways Stadium Sixways Stadium has a shorter history than most Premiership grounds. The official opening […] READ MORE
Worcester, Leicester and Newcastle’s top Gallagher Premiership moments
The teams who found themselves fighting relegation last season may be more than ready to look forward to the new season, especially now the Gallagher Premiership fixtures for the 2019/20 season have been announced. Although finishing in the bottom half of the league is rarely a thing to shout about for fan nor club, the […] READ MORE