Champions Cup 2021/22 draw announced

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The Champions Cup 2021/22 draw was announced today as the build up to the new season ramps up. As in last season, the 24 teams were drawn into two pools. Tier 1 sides will take on Tier 4 clubs, whilst Tier 2 and 3 teams will play each other home and away. After the success of […] READ MORE


Five biggest Gallagher Premiership 2021 departures

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Now the 2020/21 season is fully complete, the annual rotation of players to their new clubs can take place before pre-season training begins. As always, supporters will be sad to see certain players depart, and welcome new faces who they believe will strengthen their team. Here we have picked out the five biggest Gallagher Premiership […] READ MORE


Toulouse aiming for double after Top 14 final round

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Stade Toulousain are the team to beat following the conclusion of the Top 14 final round. After 26 rounds of almost non-stop action, the Champions Cup winners finished top of the league and will be looking to win their 21st Bouclier des Brennus.  #TOP14 – J26Voici le classement définitif de la saison 2020/2021 !🥇🥈Toulouse et […] READ MORE



Last chance for Championship Rugby promotion?

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A little over one year ago, when you Championship rugby promotion was a season goal and fans could watch a rugby match in the stadium, the RFU announced that funding for the Greene King Championship would be cut by almost half. A few weeks after that, the season was suspended in mid-March [by the pandemic] […] READ MORE


Josh Adams suspended from Wales Six Nations squad

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Wales squad member Josh Adams has been released from the Welsh training camp, having been suspended for the first two matches of the Six Nations 2021 following a breach of COVID-19 protocols.  Wales Rugby Union released a statement on Wednesday 3rd February, just four days before their first match of the tournament. Josh Adams suspended […] READ MORE


21st century British and Irish Lions coaches XV – the backs

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With the Lions 2021 tour under threat of postponement or cancellation, we are looking back at the previous five tours that have taken place in the last 20 years. Specifically, those players who have gone on to become coaches since retiring. James Barker has assembled a 21st century British and Irish Lions coaches XV. In […] READ MORE



Struggling Montpellier Hérault sign Gabriel Ibitoye

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Following reports that Bath back row Zach Mercer will sacrifice his chances of England caps by joining Montpellier Hérault, it has been announced that Gabriel Ibitoye will join the club as a ‘medical joker’.  Neither will be impressed by their new club’s current form, however. In Round 14 they lead 19-0 at half time away […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership latest statistics after Round Four

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Gloucester’s Lewis Ludlow stands out in the Gallagher Premiership latest statistics, having made an incredible 32 tackles against Exeter on Boxing Day. Perhaps unsurprisingly, several of his teammates also put in big defensive shifts against the defending champions. Elsewhere the numbers highlight Bristol’s attacking ability with Nathan Hughes and Ioan Lloyd rising to the top. […] READ MORE