Joe van Niekerk at Stade Mathon
Larissa Falls - Oct 4, 2023

We caught up with former South Africa Back-Rower, Joe van Niekerk, to look back on his time at the 2003 Rugby World Cup with the Springboks. He also opened up about his predictions for the national side this 2023 RWC. 2003 Rugby World Cup Anniversary: Joe van Niekerk Using the touchline as an extra defender, […]

Victor Matfield
Larissa Falls - Aug 7, 2023

It’s been exactly 16 years since France last hosted the Rugby World Cup tournament. Larissa Falls chatted with former Springbok legend and Champion of that 2007 competition, Victor Matfield, as he takes us down memory lane and looks towards this years campaign.  RWC Anniversary: 2007 Memories with Victor Matfield What are your memories of France […]

Paddy O'Gorman

As of right now, there is only one pro rugby union team in Canada, and that is the Toronto Arrows. Paddy O’Gorman, though, is one of the people trying to bring a pro rugby union team to Vancouver, British Columbia in MLR. This would mean a rivalry for both the Canadian club, the Arrows, and […]

Francisco Isaac - Oct 19, 2016

Since 2007, Portugal haven’t given as much to the rugby world as fans originally expected. The amateur rugby team, called Os Lobos, failed to capitalize on their place in the rugby arena and after struggling now play in the third division of European rugby. But, outside of the mist, chaos and cruel reality of pro-rugby, some surprises still come from the […]

Last Sunday saw the WRU AGM take place in the Westgate Hotel, Cardiff. The biggest discussion point following the meeting notes being released was that clubs didn’t manage to reach the 75% voting quota for a new independent Chair. Robert Rees spoke to clubs on both side of the fence to hear their views. WRU […]

Red Roses Claudia MacDonald top the RWC2021 try-scoring charts

Topping the try-scoring charts, England Red Roses Claudia MacDonald played out of her skin in her team’s opening Rugby World Cup 2021 campaign. With a huge 84-19 win over Fiji, MacDonald was one of several English players that crossed for multiple tries. Many other Internationals did likewise across the opening day at Eden Park Rugby […]

London Irish back Theo Brophy-Clews warms up before game on March 27, 2021
Connor Dickins - Jun 22, 2022

INTERVIEW – Hanging up your boots is a sad time for many rugby players. But how must it feel for professionals, who can no longer play their cherished sport for a living? We spoke with Theo Brophy-Clews, a former England U20 international who played over 60 games for London Irish. He was forced to retire […]

Montpellier vs Harlequins: Harlequins' Danny Care passes the ball on May 13, 2016
Connor Dickins - Apr 4, 2022

PREVIEW – There’s not much in club rugby more exciting than the Heineken Cup play-offs. Well, maybe a play-off involving Marcus Smith and his razzle-dazzle Harlequins. It’s the club’s first knockout game in Europe’s top competition for nine years, facing a Montpellier side who are currently 1st in the Top 14. Despite this, Smith spoke […]

Rugby Romania
Ryan Jordan - Mar 6, 2022

Romania Rugby has their eyes firmly set on Rugby World Cup 2023. The suspension of Russia by World Rugby may just have enabled Romania to plan for a trip to France. Romania Rugby update Current Romania Rugby coach, Andy Robinson, chatted to Ryan Jordan about Russia’s suspension, what he saw in the Romanian squad when […]

Connor Dickins - Feb 16, 2022

With Major League Rugby in full swing, we spoke to the captain of Rugby ATL, Matt Heaton. The franchise did exceptionally well to reach the final last year, eventually losing to an LA Giltinis side containing Matt Giteau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, and D.T.H van der Merwe. The ambition of Rugby ATL clearly hasn’t faded for 2022: […]

USA Rugby player Will Hooley in the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Connor Dickins - Feb 14, 2022

INTERVIEW – Is Major League Rugby, America’s professional league, the sport’s most exciting prospect? USA Eagle Will Hooley believes so. MLR 2022 is in full swing, and you can watch all matches free of charge on The Rugby Network. LWOS spoke with Hooley about MLR’s potential, the USA National Team, and life after rugby. An […]

PRO14 final

Speaking at the Launch session for the Cardiff 2020 Guinness PRO14 final former Ospreys and Wales lock Ryan Jones labeled Cardiff as ‘the best city for rugby in Europe’. Robert Rees has Jones’ thoughts on the Cardiff final and all things Welsh rugby. Regions inspired to reach Cardiff’s Guinness PRO14 final Discussing the Cardiff City […]

Guinness Pro14

The venue for the 2020 Guinness PRO14 final – The Cardiff City Stadium – saw it’s launch today as Martyn Phillips (WRU CEO) and Martin Anayi (PRO14 CEO) gave their thoughts on all things Celtic Rugby. Robert Rees has the full interview ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 final scheduled for Cardiff Martin […]

Wayne Pivac has expressed his disappointment with Wales’ lack of clinical edge in their 20-20 draw with Argentina. Robert Rees brings you all the latest updates from Pivac and Player of the Game Hallam Amos. Wayne Pivac disappointed with untaken chances “We’re disappointed with the opportunities we gave them, they were very direct up the […]

Indigo Group Premiership

The Indigo Group Premiership may be months behind its usual starting point, but with plenty of time to look at off the field matters, Robert Rees has investigated into the playing budgets of each team. Indigo Group Premiership playing budgets The Welsh Premiership is a turbulent environment financially, with changes to the format and funding […]

Rosslyn Park FC; sit down interview with Dom Shabbo
Connor Dickins - Nov 10, 2021

Those who followed rugby prior to the 1990s will be well-aware of the name Rosslyn Park FC. The London side was one of the country’s top teams, twice reaching the final of the National Cup. They have plenty of historic moments since their inception in 1879, which includes partaking in the first-ever rugby games in […]

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Rugby Canada earns unforgettable win over France

The Rugby Canada women’s national team did something they were aiming all year to do, to beat a top three side in a competitive game. Canada was not able to do it against either New Zealand or England. However, they were able to do it against France in an unforgettable win. It was a fantastic […]

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Charlie Inglefield - Nov 10, 2021

Any way you want to break it down, Steve Borthwick has got England rugby believing again. And it is with the potential England Rugby duo of Alex Mitchell and George Martin hinting a more time near to the top of the Test arena. A semi-final spot which could and should have been a final shoot-out […]

Jacques Nienaber before the game on September 23, 2023
Darryn te Roller - Nov 10, 2021

Jacques Nienaber will be leaving the Springboks after an extremely successful run as the Springbok coach.  Winning one British & Irish Lions Tour victory and Two Rugby World Cups is some resume for Nienaber and he will undoubtedly bring a lot of value to Leinster, where he will be coaching under Leo Cullen. The move […]

Gallagher Premiership Rugby returns to Limelight after RWC finale weekend

Into its third round of action, Gallagher Premiership Rugby returns to the full ‘Limelight status’ after the RWC finale last weekend. It can stand clearly under the lights, so to speak. Three times that clubs have been without their representative players, all either completing or about to finalize commitments with their national sides; England ended […]

England's Marlie Packer on April 2, 2023

Marlie Packer, the Red Roses’ world-class back row/flanker, is part of the WXV 1 roster for England. The 5’5’ back row/flanker has played a big role with the national team. The player, born in Yeovil, Somerset, England, is 34 years old, and won the 2014 Rugby Women’s World Cup thanks to a final win over […]

WXV1 Rugby - England v Canada on Friday

Paige Farries, is a winger/outside back who represents Canada, and is originally from Red Deer, Alberta. However, she now lives in Vancouver Island, which is also where the Rugby Canada headquarters are in Greater Victoria, at Langford. Farries was born on August 12, 1994, and stands 5 foot 9 inches, a good height for an […]

2023 RWC semi-finals

It is not often that you can write your own ‘swansong’ yet for some RWC 2023 Cup final NZL/RSA stars, it might be a picture perfect ending. Difficult enough to reach one RWC (Rugby World Cup) final, for a few this is going to be their second men’s Cup final. And for one individual, he […]

2023 RWC semi-finals

It certainly was contradictory to the common belief of your everyday rugby fan. And after the ‘revenge of The Rugby Championship’ nations to put themselves into 2023 RWC semi-finals contention, many Northern Hemisphere teams have found themselves left wondering how? Any Rugby World Cup (RWC) will throw-up the odd upset, a match maybe lost when […]