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Lee Blackett leads new era of young English coaches

Wasps, led by 37 year old Lee Blackett, have stormed into the Gallagher Premiership final. His team will come up against serial finalists Exeter Chiefs and new European champions, of course led by Rob Baxter. This has therefore created the first final since 2013 with two Englishmen in charge of the two teams. These two […]

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Covid sacrifices make an Exeter title win greater according to Baxter
Rob Baxter: Covid sacrifices make an Exeter title win greater

Something many have not considered is the sacrifices made by Premiership players, Rob Baxter was keen to point out about his Exeter players who stand on the brink of a title win. In a press conference this week he noted that sacrifices went beyond simply not going out for a beer. The pressures extended onto […]

Paris Saint-Germain – France’s first-ever Super League team
Raheem Bashir - Oct 19, 2020

Paris Saint-Germain Rugby League (commonly known as Paris Saint-Germain Rugby League, and is also known as PSG Rugby League or PSG RL) was France’s first-ever Super League team. They were one of the original 12 Super League teams in 1996 who played at Stade Sébastien Charléty in Paris. It seemed the perfect place to grow […]

Exeter Chiefs
Exeter Chiefs crowned Champions of Europe
Elizabeth Cartwright - Oct 18, 2020

After winning promotion to the top flight of English rugby ten years ago, Saturday saw Exeter Chiefs crowned Champions of Europe. They beat Racing 92 31-27 in a hugely physical encounter at Ashton Gate. Zebo’s brace of tries and Russell’s boot were not enough to win it for the men in blue and white. They […]

Springboks Rugby Championship
Springboks Rugby Championship withdrawal was inevitable

The rumours of the possible  Springboks Rugby Championship exit has had rugby supporters around the world watching with keen interest to see what would eventually transpire. Would they or wouldn’t they? Springboks Rugby Championship withdrawal Back in August, Ryan Jordan was sceptical that the Springboks Rugby Championship defence would happen. Some of the circumstances have […]

Iconic NRL rivalries – Melbourne Storm v Manly Sea Eagles
Sam Harris - Oct 14, 2020

In the last of our new series, Last Word on Rugby looks at iconic rivalries in the NRL. When did this iconic NRL rivalry start? Since these two great rivals first faced off in 1998, the record stands at 38 games, with 22 wins for Melbourne, 15 wins for Manly, and 1 draw. Melbourne’s biggest […]

Scotland Rugby
Scotland squad announced for autumn series
Gavin Harper - Oct 12, 2020

Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend has named three uncapped players in his 40-man squad for the autumn series, which include the conclusion of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations and newly launched Autumn Nations Cup. Scotland begin their autumn against Georgia in a warm-up match at BT Murrayfield on October 23 before taking on Wales at […]

Two different Exeter Chiefs stories as Women make debut
Paul Peerdeman - Oct 11, 2020

Today was a day of sunshine for both Exeter Chiefs‘ First XV’s in the West of England. The rainbows showed there was always a shower nearby though. 2016 | Exeter 34–23 Wasps2017 | Exeter 18-16 Saracens2018 | Exeter 36-5 Newcastle2019 | Exeter 42-12 Northampton2020 | Exeter 35-6 [email protected] know how to get it done in […]

Premier 15s returns with updated laws
Elizabeth Cartwright - Oct 9, 2020

The women’s Premier 15s returns after an eight month lay off. This time, with a new sponsor and four new teams joining the league.  The Allianz Premier 15s kicks off this weekend, on Saturday the 10th October and you don’t want to miss it.   The RFU announced this week that Allianz will become the […]