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Japan Top League preseason begins in earnest; despite Covid fears
Japan Top League preseason begins in earnest; despite Covid fears

To the delight of many, Japan Top League preseason/training matches began in the lead-up to the 2021 season start. That is, despite raised Covid-19 fears, with the latest strain placing ongoing pressure on Japanese borders. Overseas players who have all been imported to support the raised profile of rugby union, may now also now feel […]



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T.J. Davies - Feb 1, 2021

Former Wales and British and Irish Lion Dafydd James ran 31 marathons for the duration of January. He covered 812.2 miles altogether when he finished yesterday by running, rowing or cycling. The former winger opened up last February, admitting he had considered taking his own life after experiencing anxiety and panic attacks following his retirement. […]

Paul Gustard’s Harlequins departure
What does Paul Gustard’s Harlequins departure mean?
Jeremy Inson - Jan 30, 2021

Harlequins fans might well be asking themselves where their club is going. Paul Gustard’s Harlequins departure, along with that of Chris Ashton has raised some questions. Head of Rugby Paul Gustard departed after just over two and a half years at the club and will join Italian side Benetton Treviso as defence coach at the […]

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Roger Tuivasa-Sheck gone from NZ Warriors to New Zealand Rugby

The highly-rated rugby league player Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is gone from his Warriors NRL side, to chase a dream of playing rugby union – and possibly the All Blacks. Often touted but on Saturday afternoon, the rumours were proved true. In a ZOOM call, Warriors management and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck himself told media that his final year […]

Springbok Women Rugby World Cup
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The Springbok Women Rugby World Cup pool fixtures have been revealed, with the South African ladies facing a tough challenge to progress out of their pool. At the end of the pool stage, the bottom four teams in the three pools will head home and the top eight teams moving on to the quarterfinals. Springbok […]

World Class Prop
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David Jones - Jan 27, 2021

What makes a world class prop? Rugby is hailed as the sport for all shapes and sizes. You can be big, small, short or tall. There is a position in the game that will suit anyone. Some positions are certainly more suited to certain physiques. It would be tough to be under six foot and […]

Division de Honor Rugby Week 9
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San Diego Legion to play out of Las Vegas for the 2021 MLR Season
San Diego Legion to play out of Las Vegas for the 2021 MLR Season

The San Diego Legion will play out of Las Vegas for the 2021 MLR (Major League Rugby) season. This is because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Southern California. Las Vegas; new temporary home of San Diego Legion A message from the San Diego Legion… Thank you to all San Diego Legion fans […]

Underhill Withdraws From England Squad
Underhill Withdraws From England Squad
Robert Mitchell - Jan 26, 2021

Sam Underhill has pulled out of England’s six nations squad with a hip injury. The Bath flanker has been replaced in the squad by Wasps Jack Willis. Underhill Withdraws From England Squad Underhill, who has 22 caps for England, would have likely started England’s opening game vs Scotland at Twickenham. Willis joins Ben Earl and […]