Has Eddie Jones potted the eight ball?

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Now Billy Vunipola has been ruled out of this year’s Six Nations tournament, Sam Simmonds and Alex Dombrandt became favourites to start against France on the opening weekend. However, both players were left out of ¬†Eddie Jones’ squad and Tom Curry started against France at number eight, not his natural position. A faltering England were […] READ MORE


Rugby scrum laws require revision

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On Saturday afternoon, in North Cardiff, Llanishen Rugby Club played Aberdare. It was a tight contest, finishing 11-8 to Aberdare. Ultimately, for all their possession, Llanishen could not create any momentum, due to constant scrum penalties. They lost with the last kick off the match. Scrum penalties are a nuisance. Mainly because scrums are such […] READ MORE


The Unique History that ties Harlequins and Wasps

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On Saturday Harlequins and Wasps will take to the field in Coventry for the ‘Christmas Cracker’ in round six of the Gallagher Premiership. What many spectators will be unaware of is the unique history between the clubs, that predates these heady days of commercialism by over 150 years. Blood Brothers Hampstead Football Club was formed […] READ MORE


Leicester Tigers struggles are incomparable

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On last week’s episode of the Rugby Pod, Andy Goode and Jim Hamilton made the comparison between Leicester Tigers and Manchester United. They were alluding to the recent fall from grace of both former champions of England. However, this is, without doubt, the wrong comparison to make. On the face of it, the comparison fits. […] READ MORE


University Rugby: a pathway to professionalism

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In 2016 the ten best teams from the North and South Premier university divisions merged to create the top British university rugby division: BUCS Super Rugby.¬† It is now one of the most competitive leagues in the British Isles, and a fantastic breeding ground for highly talented rugby players. It’s an outstanding product, that is […] READ MORE