Premiership Rugby

Fin Smith
Ross Sanderson - Nov 3, 2022

Following the sad demise of Premiership side Worcester Warriors, flyhalf Fin Smith has just recently signed a new deal with top-flight rivals Northampton Saints. He has also reportedly held talks with Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend this week, as the 20-year-old is yet to choose his international allegiance. With questions marks currently surrounding the number […]


The Saracens' Max Malins steps away from a Alex Dombrandt tackle on September 17, 2022
Edward Munro-Martin - Oct 6, 2022

It was announced on Tuesday evening that Max Malins would return to Bristol for the 2023/24 season. He previously spent a season on loan there following Saracens’ relegation to the championship due to breaking the salary cap. The winger/fullback used his time at the Bears to break into the England team and establish himself as […]

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 […]

DCMS application for Worcester Warriors administration process begins

With a statement from the club, it has been revealed that DCMS application for the Worcester Warriors administration process has begun. And sad times prevail for their supporter base and, within all of the Premiership as the club is suspended from the competition. The official statement has been included below yet, the dire consequences may […]

Tigers' Title Defence
Elliott Butlin - Sep 14, 2022

Last Saturday saw the opening weekend of the Gallagher Premiership season, with champions Leicester Tigers’ title defence beginning with a trip to Sandy Park to take on Exeter Chiefs. The fixture saw the Tigers go down to a 24-20 defeat, with the Chiefs winning with the clock in the red. So what can we make […]

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 […]

2022/23 Gallagher Premiership begins in less than 14 days
David Jones - Aug 31, 2022

The 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership kicks off in September, with the first round of pre-season fixtures completing an off-season full of change and some disruption. David Jones brings you all you need to know ahead of the season kick-off. 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership is more competitive than ever The hard work continues 💪 With less than 2️⃣ […]

Worcester Warriors financial uncertainty unsettles Premiership fans

If you consider the timeline which points to the Worcester Warriors’ financial uncertainty, the developments are unsettling to stakeholders and Premiership fans alike, ever-changing, and, to a degree, lack clarity. Details are now emerging of the fashion in how recent Worcester Warriors’ financial uncertainty became common knowledge. As a matter of course, club management and […]

New faces in the Gallagher Premiership
David Jones - Aug 11, 2022

New Faces in the Gallagher Premiership With less than a month to go until the new season kicks off, it’s time to start looking ahead for what may be in store. This article will introduce some of the new faces in the Gallagher Premiership. Who will be the next import to the English top tier […]

Newcastle Falcons player Iwan Stephens gets past Tom Litchfield and Josh Gillespie on March 30, 2022
David Jones - Aug 9, 2022

There is no greater feeling than watching a career manifest in front of your very own eyes. This article aims to shine an early spotlight on some relatively unknown players in the Gallagher Premiership. Will this season bring even more young talent to the forefront? We review below the names we know already and some […]

Champion Leicester Tigers’ progress continues
Elliott Butlin - Jun 24, 2022

Newly crowned 2021/22 Premiership Champion Leicester Tigers’ progress continues, after beating Saracens 15-12 in a pulsating final at Twickenham last Saturday. The result capped an extraordinary turnaround for a club that finished 11th in consecutive seasons only two years ago. Leicester Tigers’ progress continues to impress, so how has that come about and how will […]

London Irish back Theo Brophy-Clews warms up before game on March 27, 2021
Connor Dickins - Jun 22, 2022

INTERVIEW – Hanging up your boots is a sad time for many rugby players. But how must it feel for professionals, who can no longer play their cherished sport for a living? We spoke with Theo Brophy-Clews, a former England U20 international who played over 60 games for London Irish. He was forced to retire […]

Leicester Tigers' play-off challenge
Elliott Butlin - Jun 9, 2022

Leicester Tigers’ play-off challenge begins this weekend as they entertain local rivals Northampton Saints at Mattioli Woods Welford Road in the semi-finals of the play-offs. Tigers go into the contest having finished top of the Premiership’s regular season with 20 wins from 24 games. With this in mind, how are they looking as they enter […]

Final round playoff hopes hang in balance for Tier One leagues

Over two hemispheres, final round playoff hopes hang in the balance for leading Tier One nation leagues of Premiership Rugby, French Top14, and Super Rugby Pacific. With the leading sides all but set, it is now up to those still in the fight to make the semi-finals of the 2021/22 Premiership and French Top14, and […]

Edward Munro-Martin - May 19, 2022

Each new squad announced by a head coach brings joy to some corners of the country, and some misery for others. This squad is no different. The latest England men’s rugby squad is out, and supremo Eddie Jones has made some big decisions. There are recalls for discarded stars and first-time call-ups for young talent […]

Leicster Tigers' Kini Murimurivalu runs with the ball on April 10, 2021
Elliott Butlin - May 18, 2022

Last week saw Leicester Tigers announce a host of new contracts for existing squad members, as well as new signings ahead of next season. What was striking was that on both sides of the coin it showed the Tigers’ squad building strategy continues to follow a theme and purpose that started three years ago. This […]



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France's flanker Charles Ollivon celebrates win on November 12, 2022
Connor Dickins - May 18, 2022

Are ‘rugby values’ truly superior to those of other sports? Not according to Rugby analyst Robbie Owen (or Squidge Rugby, as preferably known). According to Owen, rugby often pats itself on the back for actions that “other sports can do without needing a round of applause”. Some fans may not like it, but he is […]

England's 'finishers' provide blueprint to beat the Springboks
Charlie Inglefield - May 18, 2022

Sir Clive Woodward is not a fan of the expression ‘Finishers’. His understandable argument is that all players should be capable of playing 80 minutes. But with all due respect to Sir Clive, England’s finishers nearly pulled off a remarkable victory over the All Blacks on Saturday. Messrs. Dave Ribbans, Mako Vunipola, Will Stuart, Freddie […]

Suspensions to Antoine DuPont/Pieter-Steph du Toit for red cards

With suspensions announced for star players Antoine DuPont and Pieter-Steph du Toit, it comes at the wrong time for World Rugby. The last fully contested weekend of the Autumn Nations Series was bereft of two superstars that are both former recipients of World Rugby men’s Player of the Year. It is bad timing, especially for […]

Russell and Townsend
Thomas Booth - May 18, 2022

Russell and Townsend, “Strange bedfellows?” At the time of writing this, Finn Russell is tearing it up at Murrayfield against Argentina. Admittedly, Los Pumas are depleted in numbers due to ill-discipline. Having said that, the players (Russell included) can only play against what they are presented with on the day. Darcy's at the double 🤩 […]

England can beat the All Blacks with a bit of unpredictability
Charlie Inglefield - May 18, 2022

England put on a much-improved performance against Japan after their limp display over the Pumas. An error-ridden Japan were poor, allowing England to rediscover their confidence ahead of this Saturday’s huge clash where they intend to beat the All Blacks. New Zealand, by contrast, was taken all the way by a brave Scottish team before […]

France Wins Bronze Medal over Rugby Canada in Auckland, New Zealand

This Saturday on the last day of the World Cup, France wins bronze medal at Eden Park. This was France’s third-straight bronze medal, and while disappointing not to appear in the Cup final, they completed a confidence-boosting win. Rugby Canada finished in fourth place [for the fourth time] and must look closely at this result. […]

RWC2023 headquarters staff under investigation by French authorities

Staff at the French Rugby RWC2023 headquarters are under investigation by authorities, with news that the France 2023 Ethics Committee was continuing its inquiry into the operation. Reuters stated that ‘Claude Atcher, the chief executive officer of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France [organization], has been sacked after a report by the French Labour […]

USA Eagles/Portugal RWC Playoff qualification match

After two rounds of RWC playoff qualification matches completed, two out of the four sides in this knockout tournament remain; the USA Eagles and Portugal. And one last game is scheduled for  Friday, November 18. Qualification for the 2023 Rugby World Cup (RWC) is limited to 24 sides, and just one place remains in Pool […]