The second year in the World Cup cycle could be thought of as ‘calm period’. But that would be the wrong attitude. Rugby must promote the ball! Like any sport, maintain high standards and hold onto their support base, while growing new fans across all regions. That is the key to success. And with great expectation in Rugby Union, there will be plenty to report on over these next twelve months.
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The evening of the 9th January 2015 will go down in Gloucester Rugby history as one of those ‘I was there’ nights. A 81st minute James Hook penalty from the half way line saw the Cherry and Whites grab victory against high flyers Saracens. You can view the kick here. On Wednesday evening the Welshman […]
A 34-man Ireland squad has been named ahead of the match against New Zealand in Chicago. In the first of two matches against the World Champions, Ireland prepares to face the All Blacks in front of an excited US crowd, next Saturday on Soldier Field. Ireland Prepare to Face All Blacks Head coach Joe Schmidt […]
The WRU annual report has been published and after a long hard look at it, plus several hours of painful pondering, let us have a look what can be taken from the latest instalment into the WRU’s game-plan, and it’s finance report. To quote President Dennis Gethin; ”it has once again been an interesting year in Welsh rugby”. This […]
USA Rugby test cap, Langilangi Haupeakui is ready to make his European debut with the Glasgow Warriors. The United States began their first professional Rugby Union conference last year with Pro Rugby. The competition began well for the USA and Pro Rugby is exceeding all expectations. Pro Rugby is proving to be a valuable training […]
After three rounds of action the Pro12 table is taking shaping with the top six pulling clear of the weaker teams. Here is a look at their displays so far.
Conor Murray will make the difference as Munster and Ireland chase silverware this season. He will also be a key player for the British & Irish Lions.
Two weeks into the new Guinness Pro12 season, and it’s a mixed start for most teams. Here’s a Welsh regions round-up, to see where they are in the league and how they compare to their rivals. After the first two rounds of games, a good start means the Ospreys and the Cardiff Blues lie well […]
Tommy Seymour scores a try bonus point singlehandedly in Glasgow’s comeback win over Leinster in a thrilling Pro12 contest.
New Pro12 signings starred in the first weekend of the 2016/17 season. The likes of Joey Carbery, Nick Williams and Charles Piutau put in great displays
Ruan Pienaar will leave Ulster at the end of the 2016/17 season after the province were blocked from extending his contract. Ulster are keen to keep the 88-cap Springbok but it would break IRFU rules. This has sparked fresh debate about Ireland‘s provincial structure. What are the IRFU rules? Since 2013, the three main Irish […]
PRO12 – THE SITUATION With the Guinness Pro12 in dire need of more income and a better product, the Board of the Pro12 League and representing unions have met to explore all possible scenario’s. The parties have been the looking into many options, which include possibly ‘bringing in the exiles’ of London Scottish and London […]
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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 […]
We all love slick and sophisticated plays, but there is nothing like the primal joy of seeing juggernauts thump into each other. It’s why rugby’s ‘beast mode’ montages do so well on YouTube. In terms of fantasy team sheets, the Beast XV is easily one of the most enjoyable to choose. Here, we explore the […]
PREVIEW – The Rugby Canada 2021 RWC team has a lot of optimism. The hope for them is to make a deep run into the Rugby World Cup. Yes, there are teams like New Zealand, France, and England who are seen as the favourites to win the tournament. However, the team that finished second in […]
It’s World Cup week! On Saturday, the Red Roses begin their task of winning the Women’s Rugby World Cup for the third time. They enter the tournament as hot favourites and are on an incredible 25-game winning streak! Who though are the players that are crucial to making this England side tick and who will […]
Who should Eddie Jones be looking at ahead of the Rugby World Cup The Gallagher Premiership is back and now in full swing. Most of the internationals have made a return to their clubs after a busy summer period at Test level too. Eyes are coming around to the national team once more. The Autumn […]
Emiliano Boffelli has returned to Edinburgh Rugby this week after a near-perfect summer away on international duty and, if his recent form continues, could be the star piece of the jigsaw that the Scottish side needs to make this season a memorable one. At 27 years old, the Argentinian flyer seems to have hit the […]
As the build-up continues, news out that the World’s top female rugby players are to wear smart mouthguards at the Rugby World Cup 2021 is a landmark agreement to help reduce concussions and introduce technology into the sport. ‘Smart’ instrumented mouthguards will be offered to all Rugby World Cup 2021 teams ahead of the October […]
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 […]