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Men's & Women's HSBC Sevens Series Awards 2020 winners announced
Men’s & Women’s HSBC Sevens Series Awards 2020 winners announced

With the season abandoned, World Rugby still had the pleasure of sharing the men’s and women’s HSBC Sevens Series Awards 2020 winners, and the much-respected Dream Teams before the abruptly ended 2019/20 calendar was stopped prematurely. That did not diminish the quality of play though. And both the men’s and women’s teams were celebrated this […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Gareth Anscombe
Gareth Anscombe injury update, Harry Randall, Sheedy’s phone call and strict bubble rules

Following the Welsh squad announcement by Head Coach Wayne Pivac, he spoke to the media to explain his choices, Gareth Anscombe, the omissions and how he approached the autumn rugby following months of lockdown.  Robert Rees brings you the full interview from Wales HQ. Gareth Anscombe out for the season…   BREAKING: Gareth Anscombe expected […]

Rugby League: time to look at Union for expansion tips
Rugby League: time to look at Union for expansion tips
Christian Evans - Oct 4, 2020

With the Toronto adventure seemingly on life support, rugby league is looking another failed attempt at expansion. The 13 man code could learn a lot from rugby union. Unlike their league cohorts, rugby union has had little trouble expanding with Major League Rugby growing rapidly in the United States. The Top League in Japan doing […]

Golden point used in 'top of the table' Mitre 10 Cup match
Golden point used for first-time ever in Mitre 10 Cup match

While a winner must usually be found in sport, for the first time in the New Zealand national provincial championship, the Golden Point rule was used in ‘top of the table’ Mitre 10 Cup match. Wellington had traveled down to challenge Canterbury. In a spirited attempt, the match ended after 80 minutes at 26-all. A […]