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The unnatural birth of Professional Rugby and its handicaps now
Paul Peerdeman - Sep 19, 2020

Immediately upon becoming professional, Rugby Union went global. The first Professional Rugby competition was Super Rugby, now all but dead in the water. This is the story of how that came about and how the peace deal made then influences rugby’s development now. Rugby, of either code, is a story both of tribalism and exclusivity. […]



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Toronto Wolfpack future to be determined this month
Raheem Bashir - Sep 17, 2020

The Toronto Wolfpack and their fans will know the future of their team later this month. There are three-four dates in particular Wolfpack fans should be aware of. This includes September 25th, which will most likely determine whether the team continues to play in 2021 or not. Toronto Wolfpack future to be determined in September […]

Polledri Shines In Premiership Round 20 Stats Despite Gloucester Defeat
Polledri shines in Premiership Round 20 Stats despite Gloucester defeat

Round 20 has passed us by in the Premiership and that means there is another set of stats to analyse. It was another brilliant weekend with teams gearing up for European rugby this weekend. Meanwhile others took their chance to press claims for the top four. Naturally, there were more incredible performances this weekend. Semi […]

Mercer topples Radradra in Round 19 Premiership Stats

After a stellar week for Bath, Zach Mercer has toppled Radradra atop of the tackles list in round 19 of the Premiership stats. Last week Radradra topped almost all attacking categories demonstrating his worth to Bristol. He is still up there in most but with a bit more competition this week. Back again we take […]

Autumn International's dates set, including Nations Cup & Women's Tests
Autumn International’s dates set, including Nations Cup & Women’s Tests

As the year passes the change in seasons, gladly for rugby fans, it means Autumn International’s dates have been set, including Nations Cup and Women’s Test matches. Knowing this, it brings the theatre of International rugby a step closer. All the while, Guinness PRO14 and the Premiership point towards their playoffs and grand final. All […]

Is Alfie Barbeary the real deal?
David Jones - Sep 10, 2020

The 19 year old hooker/flanker hit the headlines last night, and for all the right reasons. However, lets look into the making of the man and whether Alfie Barbeary has what it takes to fulfil the potential often spoke about. What was witnessed on Wednesday night was definitely an impressive performance from a dominant and […]

Owen Farrell
Owen Farrell: The ban is too short
Paul Peerdeman - Sep 9, 2020

Owen Farrell faced a disciplinary hearing last night, after the red card he received over the weekend. He received a five match ban. All considered, this is far too short. What Owen Farrell got is fair in accordance to the laws, there is no mistaking that. The initial entry level punishment the committee agreed on […]

Owen Farrell banned
Owen Farrell banned for five games

The much anticipated disciplinary panel of the England captain has laid down the punishment. It sees Owen Farrell banned for five games. This rules him out of the Champions Cup quarter-final against Leinster. Owen Farrell appeared before an online independent disciplinary panel this evening and has been handed a five-match suspension. — Saracens Rugby Club […]

Leinster vs Munster: how slow can you go?
Paul Peerdeman - Sep 6, 2020

The Leinster vs Munster Pro 14 semi-final should have been a feast of rugby. It is the Irish derby and should have been a spectacle of a contest. Instead, it was a contest of who could play the slowest. Yes, the weather was atrocious. But from both sides it was an appalling battle of attrition, […]