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Indigo Group Premiership
Indigo Group Premiership playing budgets

The Indigo Group Premiership may be months behind its usual starting point, but with plenty of time to look at off the field matters, Robert Rees has investigated into the playing budgets of each team. Indigo Group Premiership playing budgets The Welsh Premiership is a turbulent environment financially, with changes to the format and funding […]

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Chasing pack struggle in Gallagher Premiership Round One

After less than a month away, Premiership rugby is back. Champions Exeter Chiefs have already taken their usual spot at the top of the league table, after putting in the most convincing win of Gallagher Premiership Round One. They beat Harlequins, who are joined at the bottom of the table by fellow ‘mid-table’ chasers Gloucester […]

2021 Rugby World Cup
Women’s pools announced for 2021 Rugby World Cup draw in New Zealand

Leading Women’s International rugby teams have awaited confirmation of pools for the 2021 Rugby World Cup draw, and World Rugby confirmed those on Friday, November 20. In a presentation in Auckland that included New Zealand past and present players, World Rugby confirmed the groupings and drew balls representing teams that will contest in the three […]

Rugby Union Receives £135 million as part of Government Sport Bailout
Rugby Union Receives £135 million as part of Government Sport Bailout

The Government has handed Rugby Union a lifeline with a £135 million bailout. This comes as part of the overall £300 million package to support sports during the pandemic. For a while now Rugby Union has been calling out for some government support. The lack of fans in stadiums and the extra costs involved with […]

Unfit Fiji forfeit all remaining Autumn Nations Cup fixtures
Unfit Fiji forfeit all remaining Autumn Nations Cup fixtures

All remaining Autumn Nations Cup fixtures for Fiji have been cancelled, as the unfit Fijian squad succumb to Covid-19 positive tests. And with those cancelled fixtures, all hope for Fijian rugby’s great rise to new heights has been unfairly cut short. With a majority of the group now showing positive Coronavirus results, head coach Vern […]

Steve Borthwick
Steve Borthwick and Tom Youngs ready for Gloucester showdown

Despite being unable to train as a unit due to Covid cases in the camp, Leicester captain Tom Youngs and Head Coach Steve Borthwick both insist they’re ready for Gloucester and the upcoming season. Robert Rees brings you the latest from Welford Road. Steve Borthwick has confirmed the game will be going ahead, so here’s […]

Rachel Taylor
BREAKING: Warren Abrahams and Rachel Taylor appointed as Wales women’s coaches

Wales have announced Warren Abrahams and Rachel Taylor as their lead coaches for the women’s team. Robert Rees brings you the latest from Wales HQ. Abrahams announced… Warren Abrahams becomes the first black national coach of Wales. South Africa-born Abrahams, who was also part of the England Men’s Sevens coaching team for four year years […]

Joe Simmonds
Joe Simmonds and Jack Yeandle reflect on Exeter’s dream season

Following a Gallagher Premiership-Heineken Cup double for the Exeter Chiefs, Jack Yeandle and Joe Simmonds reflected on their historic season, with a look ahead to their title defence, kicking off at Harlequins. Robert Rees brings you the latest from Chiefs HQ. Exeter looking forward to new season “I’m looking forward to getting stuck into this […]

Gloucester injury update ahead of Leicester clash

George Skivington spoke to the media ahead of Gloucester’s clash with Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership. Robert Rees brings you all the latest news from the Cherry and Whites camp. Jake Polledri George Skivington confirmed that the Italian number eight is likely to be out for a number of “months” following a nasty knee […]