Japan Top League

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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World Rugby Sevens Series 2021
World Rugby Sevens Series 2021 revised calendar much-needed 7s boost

A much-needed 7s boost has just been revealed. And the World Rugby Sevens Series 2021 version is just the adrenaline injection that aims to kickstart a paused International calendar. Sitting idle since March 2020, all sides who comprised the last HSBC Sevens Series will have an opportunity to once again play on the world’s stage. […]

Rugby Europe Championship 2021
Rugby Europe Championship 2021 – Race to France

A Rugby Europe Championship like no other With last year’s competition wrapped up, it is time for the Rugby Europe Championship 2021. Not only it is the return to a normal(ish) international calendar for these tier 2 nations but it marks the start of Rugby Union World Cup qualification.  With the tournament about to get […]

Bad news for Women's rugby fans if Rugby World Cup postponed
Bad news for Women’s rugby fans if Rugby World Cup postponed

There’s nothing else that you can say about it. It will be bad news for Women’s rugby fans if the Rugby World Cup 2021 is postponed. That is across the board, women or men because any Rugby World Cup postponed is disappointing. That is from the athlete’s point of view. From stakeholders to the organizer’s […]

Saracens
Threats Saracens face in the Championship
Connor Dickens - Mar 4, 2021

When Saracens were first relegated to the Championship, it seemed a foregone conclusion that the former European Champions would bounce straight back to the Gallagher Premiership. Ahead of their opening Greene King Championship fixture against the Cornish Pirates, some chinks in the armour have appeared after two defeats to their closest contenders, Ealing Trailfinders in […]

Madrid 7s 2021 finale, Spanish women crowned
Madrid 7s 2021 finale, Spanish women crowned, and the ‘Six Nations shutout’
Edward Anderson - Mar 3, 2021

The last weekend of February saw the Madrid 7s 2021 finale and despite setbacks, it was a worthy sendoff. As well, as predicted in February by this writer, the Spanish women were crowned as the 2020 Rugby Europe Women’s Champions – yet again. And with this continued success, how is it that one of the […]

What is going wrong with England and Eddie Jones?
England Rugby Decline and Eddie Jones’ Failings
Alastair Telfer - Mar 2, 2021

For the past eighteen months, England Rugby has been on the decline. The 26th of October 2019. A historic date for all English rugby fans. The day Eddie Jones’s men demolished the All Blacks in the semi-final of the 2019 RWC. As every English player walked off the pitch in Yokohama that day, they were […]

The Canada Co-Operative Championship Rugby League is born

The Canada Co-Operative Championship Rugby League (CCCRL) was formed on Monday. This league is a grassroots organization as well as a professional league for both men and women in Canada. It is also the world’s first cooperatively owned sports league. The new Canada Co-Operative Championship Rugby League The Canada Co-Operative Championship Rugby League was revealed […]

'Covid bubble' unable to prevent France v Scotland from being postponed
‘Covid bubble’ unable to prevent France v Scotland from being postponed

Even provided with their so-called ‘covid bubble‘ within the French rugby squad, it has still seen the France v Scotland fixture postponed after multiple positive Covid-19 test results were declared during last week. Only affecting one team’s health mind you, but the call from organizers, and French and Scottish Rugby officials, meant the Round Three […]