Premiership Rugby

Sale win ugly at Barton-upon-Irwell on November 24, 2023
Charlie Inglefield - Nov 26, 2023

As Alex Sanderson, Sale’s coach said after his team’s ugly 11-9 win over Bath – they found a way to win. Sale are definitely in the mix to go one better this year and win the Gallagher Premiership. On Friday’s evidence, they need to be a lot better. They played a second-string Bath outfit who […]

October 13 Premiership Rugby start a week away, 10 clubs ready to go

Beginning in just over a weeks time, the October 13 Premiership Rugby championship will open the 2023/24 season for all 10 teams who have been preparing steadily now, all to be ready for match one, Friday October 13. The focus has been on preseason match-ups and Premiership Rugby Cup fixtures for the majority. These have […]

Barbarians push Northampton Saints hard in Gallagher Premiership preseason

The ongoing 2023/24 Gallagher Premiership preseason has heated up, and not just due to a long summer. The Barbarians FC became a ‘player’ last weekend when they pushed the Northampton Saints hard at Franklin’s Gardens. In a type of festival game atmosphere, spectators will have enjoyed the 12-48 win to the Baabaas, though Saints ‘dye […]

how are Gallagher Premiership 2023/24 sides preparing?

“They are hard at work” is the answer for how Gallagher Premiership 2023/24 sides are preparing, all the while the ‘stars of the game’ are en route to France and the Rugby World Cup 2023. That’s no insult to the league, though, after just 72 days since the Grand Final where Saracens claimed another premiership, […]

What Alex Craig can bring to Scarlets
Ross Sanderson - Jun 29, 2023

Ahead of the 2023/24 rugby season, Scotland’s Alex Craig has traded the red & white of Gloucester for the red of Llanelli’s Scarlets. Craig is one of eight new signings that Dwayne Peel has made this summer as they look to improve on what was a disappointing 14th-placed URC (United Rugby Championship) finish last season. […]

All domestic rugby titles decided; Crusaders seventh title in a row

All of the major domestic rugby titles have been decided over the month of June, with the Crusaders seventh title in Super Rugby supporting their status as the Premier rugby franchise across the globe. The Currie Cup grand final was also played on Saturday, with the Free State Cheetahs claiming the reward in South Africa’s […]

2023 Gallagher Premiership Final between the Saracens and Sale
Louis Chapman-Coombe - May 26, 2023

After months of drama, tribulation and red-hot rugby, we have our Gallagher Premiership final. This weekend, Saracens are set to do battle with the Sale Sharks, but who will leave Twickenham with silverware? Here is a rundown of the key narratives, and the key clashes to look out for during the final: The Gallagher Premiership […]

2022/23 Gallagher Premiership club ratings, highlights, wins and losses
Louis Chapman-Coombe - May 15, 2023

The regular Premiership season is now over, and eyes are firmly locked on the Cup final. So with that over the horizon, view our 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership club ratings, highlights, wins, and losses across all clubs that ended the calendar year. In a memorable season; all be it maybe for the some wrong reasons, there […]

Exeter Chiefs player Tom Wyatt
Louis Chapman-Coombe - May 4, 2023

The golden era of the Exeter Chiefs came to a crushing end on Sunday against La Rochelle, but with every end comes a new beginning as the Exeter Chiefs’ future looks bright. ‘Last Dance’ has been done, but Exeter Chiefs’ future is looking good The young guns From @Falmouth_Eagles to the @ChampionsCup 🤝 Congratulations to […]

England's 2023 World Cup 'bolters'
Charlie Inglefield - Apr 28, 2023

Steve Borthwick, the England coach would have greatly enjoyed the battle between Ben Earl and Tom Pearson last Sunday. Both came out in the ‘plus column’ yet of any of the possible World Cup bolters listed below, Ben Earl has surely booked himself a place in the World Cup after another inspirational performance for the […]

Gallagher Premiership
David Jones - Sep 13, 2022

This weekend saw the first round of fixtures in the Gallagher Premiership kick-off. This is obviously a welcome change from the off-season. Financial trouble and the slimming down of playing squads to accommodate a smaller salary cap. These issues paint a different picture to the excitement being produced on the pitch. With the uncertainty around […]

Worcester Warriors suspended Future is in doubt for the club as they missed deadline
Edward Munro-Martin - Sep 29, 2022

The Worcester Warriors have been suspended from all competitions with immediate effect. This was the result of news coming yesterday that the Worcester Warriors failed to meet their 5 pm BST deadline to show clear evidence they had a long-term ability to meet their financial obligations. Soon after this news broke that the Warriors have […]

Leicester Tigers Cameron Henderson Re-Signs with Team
Ross Sanderson - Apr 3, 2023

Scottish second-row Cameron Henderson has taken another big step in his professional career this week after signing a new long-term deal with Leicester Tigers. The 23-year-old has represented both of Scotland’s U18 and U20 sides, but with his future now secured at the English Premiership’s most successful club, could a full first-team cap soon be […]

Stuart Hogg: a career to remember
Ross Sanderson - Mar 29, 2023

The rugby world has yet again been shocked, when Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg this week after he announced he would be retiring from the game altogether after this year’s Rugby World Cup in France. With 100 caps for his country, almost 200 club appearances and three British & Irish Lions Tours to his name, Hogg […]

'In The Bin' Rugby Pod - Season 1, Episode 39
In the Bin Rugby Pod - May 29, 2018

In the last pod of this season, Paddy and Andy discuss both finals, with Saracens and Leinster worthy winners. Ashton also makes his point as the Baa-Baas spank England. We will also have all the usual features before predicting the outcomes of the summer tours. Cheers, from ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod

Gallagher Premiership stars shine in the shadow of Six Nations
Edward Munro-Martin - Mar 10, 2023

With all the incredible rugby going on with the Six Nations, it can be tough to remember that Gallagher Premiership stars are performing during round 20 fixtures, that still rage on domestically while the Test nations fight it out. Just like last year, Last Word on Rugby looks into who is making the most of […]

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14 Fun Facts from Top14 Round Eight
Larissa Falls - Mar 10, 2023

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Aerial view of Twickenham Stadium, home of the 2024 Six Nations rugby for England
Charlie Inglefield - Mar 10, 2023

The 2024 Six Nations is just around the corner and so starts the four-year cycle for all teams. For England and Steve Borthwick, the foundations have been laid by an encouraging semi-final performance at the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Charlie Inglefield asks what might this team look like through the eyes of Borthwick? And whether […]

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14 Fun Facts from Top14 Round Six
Larissa Falls - Mar 10, 2023

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Paris La Défense Arena, one of the venues of the Top14 games from Round Five
Larissa Falls - Mar 10, 2023

We’re crunched the numbers, looked through the stats and brought you 14 wacky and wonderful facts from Round Five of the premier French League. 14 Top14 Round Five Facts and Figures Perpignan recorded their first victory of the season- the last Top14 side to do so- and got their first points in the standings. La […]

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 […]

Twickenham Stadium - The England Rugby duo of Mitchell and Martin look to bring England Rugby back to the top
Charlie Inglefield - Mar 10, 2023

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 - Mar 10, 2023

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 […]