New Zealand Super Rugby franchises make adjustments/2022 NPC redesign

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Two stories emerged on the same day of last week, to describe how New Zealand Super Rugby franchises were forced to make adjustments to their host stadium draw of this (already) re-arranged domestic draw. And then the 2022 National Provincial Championship (NPC) competition was announced as having a format redesign when the first-class title chase […] READ MORE


Six spots to fill in 2022, as RWC2023 qualification continues

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With six spots officially leftover RWC2023 qualification tournaments scheduled this season, the candidates must all be focused on ‘any and every opportunity’ to reach Paris in September 2023. World Rugby has described the pathway for qualifying International sides to follow, if they wish to add their nation to the participating 20 men’s sides for the […] READ MORE


Wins ‘against the grain’ in Gallagher Premiership Round 14 refresh League

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As the Gallagher Premiership Round 14 results are consumed, there were wins ‘against the grain’ and pundit selections that will refresh the English rugby top tier league, to the benefit of fans and followers globally. Not every game was an entirely upset outcome though. Some had few outright predictions while the midtable teams can take […] READ MORE