Fijian Superstar Signs for Bears

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Although not one of their most successful tournaments, the recent Rugby World Cup in Japan did throw a number of Fijian superstar players into the limelight even further than they had been before. One such player has now shocked the Gallagher Premiership by signing for West Country club Bristol Bears. Semi Radradra will join his […] READ MORE


Win v Performance – are we expecting too much?

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As teams move deeper into the second round of matches in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, many commentators have been critical of win v performances that would seem, at first glance, to be good enough at this stage of a multi-phase tournament. The question needs to, therefore, be asked – when it comes to win […] READ MORE


2019-20 Premiership Rugby Shield Fixtures

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Last week saw the launch of the 2019-20 Premiership Rugby Shield with the announcement of fixtures for the coming season in the competition for the second tier of English Premiership clubs. Last year’s competition was a strong one and was well attended and the tournament traditionally provides players sitting just outside of the first team […] READ MORE


Coaches excited by Premiership Rugby Scholarship Programme

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Attempts by Premiership Rugby to grow the game of Rugby Union in the US have led to an opportunity for coaches from America to travel to the UK to learn and liaise with British coaches. The Premiership Rugby Scholarship programme is being run by Premiership Rugby in partnership with the Friends of the British Council […] READ MORE


Do England have a Plan B?

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Throughout this Guinness Six Nations tournament, the increase in tactical kicking has been the chief talking point amongst players, media and fans alike. None of this year’s teams have executed this strategy as effectively as Eddie Jones’ new look England side. However, if their opponents this weekend at the Principality Stadium combat this threat and […] READ MORE



6Nations Captains’ Press Conference

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The 2018 NatWest 6Nations launch event began with the usual rousing highlights clips, that have the hairs standing on the back of one’s neck. Soon followed by the eagerly awaited 6Nations captains’ press conference, coaches session and both the women’s and Under 20 sides – the Championship is now a much larger proposition, as the […] READ MORE


6Nations ‘Buzz’ never Diminishes

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Despite all the complaints that there is too much international test match rugby played each year; amidst all the debates about ‘seasons being too long with players bodies crumbling all around’ there is one tournament that still holds creates a ‘buzz’ in February. The NatWest 6Nations holds all of the excitment, anticipation and rivalry that resists […] READ MORE


Scarlets’ Game Plan Could Be The Blueprint For Wales To Beat England

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Friday night in Bath didn’t turn out quite how the vast majority of Bath fans expected it to.  After going to West Wales earlier in the campaign and coming back with the victory, the opportunity to boost their claims for a quarter-final place was there for the West Country men to take. Nevertheless, not only […] READ MORE


Wales Have Got Nothing To Lose

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Warren Gatland’s men go into today’s test match with the All Blacks as underdogs and their opponents, strong favourites for the win.  With Gatland and his players trying to develop their style and their attacking flair, here’s why Wales have got nothing to lose when they step on to the pitch this afternoon. Once again, […] READ MORE