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Summer workout: Super Rugby 2021
Summer workout: Super Rugby 2021

All the time fans are spending on holidays, they can rest assured that Super Rugby 2021 sides are not. Working off the extra pounds is a player’s annual tradition and some haven’t even rested, as they feel the heat of their summer workout. The evidence is there for many, the delayed provincial rugby season has […]

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What Wales’ Three Fly-Halves Have to Offer
T.J. Davies - Jan 25, 2021

Wales have announced their squad ahead of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations. It contains three fly-halves with different playing styles. After a run of bad results, Wayne Pivac is under pressure to win. The fly-half Pivac picks changes the structure of the backline, in turn affecting the way Wales play. The man at ten could […]

Wales Autumn Performance
Assessing Wales Autumn Performance ahead of the upcoming Six Nations
James Skeldon - Jan 23, 2021

Assessing Wales Autumn Performance. What went well, what went badly and what needs to improve for the upcoming Six Nations  In a slightly unusual Autumn period in the rugby calendar, which saw the conclusion of the Six Nations as well as the first Autumn Nations Cup, Wales’ performances were mixed. Some matches inspired a sense […]

Leeds Rhinos’ Callum McLelland forging own path to top

“If you ask anyone from around Pontefract and Castleford area who grew up watching Castleford or Leeds, the main aspiration was to be someone like Rob Burrow.” Leeds Rhinos Callum McLelland following in Rob Burrow’s footsteps Leeds Rhinos starlet Callum McLelland was five years old when his idol Burrow appeared in his first Super League […]

England Six Nations Squad
England Six Nations Squad Announced
David Jones - Jan 22, 2021

England Six Nations Squad Announced England have announced their squad for the forthcoming Six Nations tournament. Kicking off against Scotland on February 6th they have announced a 28 man squad to use for the competition. There is also a 12 man ‘shadow-squad’ that will be subject to the same testing protocols as the main squad […]

Eddie Jones self-isloating in 'Big Week' for England Rugby
Eddie Jones self-isolating in ‘Big Week’ for England Rugby

When you really want your main spokesperson to be available, unfortunately, Eddie Jones is now self-isolating after his England Rugby forwards coach Matt Proudfoot has tested positive for Covid-19. Bad timing for the RFU to say the least although, with Jones’ ability to communicate, isolation may not be a hindrance. In-person or virtually, the media […]

Will Saracens players make the England Six Nations squad?
Will Saracens players be in Englands Six Nations Squad?
David Jones - Jan 20, 2021

Will Saracens players make the England Six Nations squad? The rugby season is well and truly underway domestically and in Europe. The rust that the players may have been feeling will have truly been shrugged off. There is also no evidence to suggest any impact on the performance with the short pre-season either. England were […]

División de Honor Rugby: Race for the Spanish crown is heating up
División de Honor Rugby: Race for the Spanish crown is heating up

With the Champions Cup called off, you could be forgiven for thinking that the only top-flight Union of note on the continent was taking place in France. However, despite Covid and Filomena, a hardy bunch have kept this Spanish Rugby Union season on the road. División de Honor Rugby: race for the Spanish crown is […]

The Dallas Jackals will not play games in the 2021 MLR season
The Dallas Jackals will not play games in the 2021 MLR season

The Dallas Jackals have decided not to play in the 2021 MLR (Major League Rugby) season. Instead, they plan to play in the 2022 MLR season. This does not mean the Jackals are folding or that there is a problem with the ownership group. There are other professional sports teams in other sports that have […]