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Autumn International Series
Charlie Inglefield - Nov 27, 2022

South Africa’s Autumn International Series 27-13 demolition of England on Saturday at Twickenham was a brutal reality check for English rugby. England were completely dominated in every department. To further compound what was one of the worst displays by an England rugby team in many a year, the Springboks were down to 14 men going […]


All Blacks bring to Cardiff Autumn International fixture
Iestyn Rhys Thomas - Nov 4, 2022

After a mixed Rugby Championship tournament; which saw New Zealand lift the title -despite a defeat to South Africa and a first home loss to Argentina – this weekend’s Cardiff Autumn International fixture continues to demand the very best of the All Blacks 2022 team. After the All Blacks kicked off their northern hemisphere tour […]

England rugby squad need to work on a game plan
Charlie Inglefield - Nov 2, 2022

The ideal scenario for England rugby squad is of course four wins out of four during this 2022 Autumn Nations series. However, two priorities that continue to hinder England and Eddie Jones are their attack and the side’s game plan. That would be the wins for England during this autumn nation series – produce a […]

Rugby Canada’s Ashley Corrigan With the Ball as Rugby Canada Finishes First Place in Pool B in Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, NZ – Rugby Canada finishes first in Pool B with a 29-14 victory at Waitakere Stadium in the 2021 Rugby World Cup. It was also a victory against their rivals, USA Rugby, who share rivalries in not just rugby union, but in other sports as well like ice hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. Rugby Canada […]

Rugby Canada Sophie de Goede Is Tackled on October 09, 2022

The people who follow the Rugby Canada team, know about Sophie de Goede. Probably the best player on the team, De Goede has contributed a lot to the team’s success this year. For example, she won two Player of the Game Awards for Canada in the Pacific Four Series. Sophie de Goede: Rugby Canada’s Young […]

Tigers' Defensive Concerns
Elliott Butlin - Oct 6, 2022

Tigers’ defensive concerns have come under pressure this season. Should the side should be worried? Leicester Tigers’ title triumph last season was based upon numerous factors, chief amongst which was their supreme defence which was the best in the Premiership by far. Last season they conceded only 52 tries from their 24 league games on […]

Rugby Canada's Paige Farries scores at Twickenham against England, one of the teams Rugby Canada RWC squad might face

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 […]

England's Marlie Packer poses for a selfie with fans two months before the Women's Rugby World Cup
Edward Munro-Martin - Oct 3, 2022

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 […]

England's attack
Charlie Inglefield - Sep 28, 2022

There were some notable omissions and inclusions from Eddie Jones’ Autumn Squad announcement on Monday. It was a clear statement of intent by England coach Eddie Jones that age is not a factor anymore. If you are young enough, you are old enough philosophy. The retention of Henry Arundell and Tommy Freeman after a successful […]

The Toronto Arrows on TSN game against the New England Revolution

The Toronto Arrows on TSN is one of the newest trends happening in Canadian sports. For a new league like Major League Rugby, to find itself on the television sets of one of the two main sports channels in Canada is almost unheard of. In regards to rugby union, (The Sports Network) TSN is an […]

Young Scottish rugby players
Ross Sanderson - Sep 19, 2022

Last year, we listed four young Scottish rugby players that had the potential to become big names in the world of rugby and burst onto the international scene. Rufus McLean, Jamie Dobie, Ewan Ashman and Ross Thompson were the four players to look out for and, since publishing, all four had stellar campaigns last season […]

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 […]

The 2022/23 Indigo Group Premiership kicks off next weekend, after a busy off-season. Robert Rees brings you all you need to know ahead of the season kick-off. Indigo Group Premiership ready to take off The season kicks off next Saturday, with all games being 2.30pm kick-offs except the televised Pontypridd vs Cardiff. Let’s take a […]

Rugby Canada's last preparation game in their training session on August 16, 2022

PREVIEW – Rugby Canada’s last preparation game will take place on Saturday in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They will be facing Wales, which is ranked ninth in the world. Both teams will give each other a good test before the real games begin in New Zealand. Rugby Canada’s last preparation game at Wanderers Grounds Emma Taylor […]

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 […]

Rugby Canada gets a hard-earned win over Italy Rugby on July 24, 2022

LANGFORD, BC – Rugby Canada gets a hard-fought win in a friendly against Italy Rugby in this World Rugby sanctioned game. It was a tough affair though as Italy tied the game late in the first half and made it difficult for Canada throughout the game. Rugby Canada gets a hard-fought win in Langford, British […]



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Doddie Weir 1970-2022

Over this weekend, the rugby world paid it’s last respects to Doddie Weir. The former Scotland and British and Irish Lions’ player succumbed to his debilitating motor neuron disease at the age of 52. From the personal tributes and obituaries, a sense of the man can be found. One who played with energy and pride, […]

Wallabies victory 'stolen' out of the arms of defeat against Wales

In a memorable revival, this weekend’s Wallabies victory was one ‘stripped out of the arms of defeat’ against Wales. Stolen because the Welsh side had stretched out to a 20-13 lead after a pair of Australian players were sanctioned with yellow cards. Yet from that poor position, the Wallabies would then add 26 unanswered points, […]

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 - Jul 27, 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 - Jul 27, 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 […]

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 […]

World Rugby Awards 2022 nominees

With players and clubs able to successfully reactivate their calendars after the pandemic, the World Rugby Awards 2022 ceremony in Monaco is set to celebrate a ‘full year of footy’. Nominees have been unveiled across all categories, in the afterglow of the successful 2021 Rugby World Cup, and with two more weeks of the Autumn […]