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European Professional Club Rugby season overloaded
European Professional Club Rugby decision proves season is overloaded

Forced to do it, the executive for European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has taken the drastic decision to not rescheduled postponed matches in European competition. “The decision was made by the EPCR executive,” said Darren Childs. Premiership Rugby’s chief executive added: “The reason we can’t reschedule those is that there are no available weekends. Our season […]

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Rugby Europe Championship 2020
Rugby Europe Championship 2020
Edward Anderson - Feb 10, 2021

Here we are in February 2021, wrapping up the Rugby Europe Championship 2020. It’s surreal to think about what has happened in the world since the last round was played but let’s take a look at the final round of the often dubbed “Six Nations B”. Belgium vs Romania As mentioned last week, the game […]

World Rugby anti-doping unit
6 Nations testing now run by World Rugby anti-doping unit

To align better with World Rugby anti-doping unit policy and sampling, the co-ordination of in and out-of-competition test planning during the 6 Nations is to be managed by the world governing body. So this weekend, and across the tournament, tests will be administered, sampled, and tested under World Rugby (WR) direction; a media release on […]

2003 Rugby World Cup
The 2003 Rugby World Cup and Super Bowl Comparisons

There is more to the rugby-NFL connection that runs almost as deep as the roots of American football. The similarities on-field will of course be noticeable, but what about how the two stack-up with on and off-field pageantry? Does the Rugby World Cup have the same hype as the football equivalent? Can we find a […]

Derby of the Low Countries
Derby of the Low Countries in Rugby Europe Play Off
Paul Peerdeman - Feb 5, 2021

It has been several years since it last took place. 2021 will see the Derby of the Low Countries be played. Today Rugby Europe held a meeting about the singular circumstance that affects the last round of the Rugby Europe Championship 2020. The last of these fixtures would have been played this weekend, alongside the […]

2021 Major League Rugby 'revised' Schedule
2021 Major League Rugby ‘revised’ Schedule ready to go in March
Raheem Bashir - Feb 4, 2021

The revised 2021 Major League Rugby (MLR) schedule was released on Wednesday. This was because of the Dallas Jackals withdrawing from MLR in January. The starting date for the league is still March 20 – like the original MLR schedule was. One of the big differences is the Arrow’s first home game will take place […]

2021 Toronto Arrow MLR Season
The 2021 Toronto Arrow MLR Season will be based in Georgia

It is official, the 2021 Toronto Arrows MLR Season will be relocated to a new home base in the state of Georgia. This is the same state where Rugby ATL plays at. Rugby ATL [Atlanta] has played a huge role in the Arrows playing in Georgia this year, as they have partnered with the Canadian […]

Josh Adams suspended from Wales Six Nations squad

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 […]

División de Honor Rugby Week 10
División de Honor Rugby Week 10

This week in the División de Honor Rugby Week 10 round-up: Covid claims a game and Edward looks ahead to the final round of 2020 Rugby Europe Championship. División de Honor Rugby Week 10 This week, we had planned to talk about El Salvador vs Ordizia Rugby Elkartea. As explained last week, this game is […]