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Currie Cup Final 2021: Sir Donald Currie contemplates the result
Campbell - Sep 12, 2021

The ghost of Sir Donald Currie settled into his heavenly armchair as he contemplated the destination of the trophy he donated in 1891. In this unusual, Covid influenced year, the 2020 Currie Cup had been won when the Bulls beat the Sharks 26 -19 on 30 January 2021. Sir Donald wondered whether the Sharks could […]

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Toronto Arrows Mitch Richardson carries the ball on April 3, 2021
Toronto Arrows vs. Toronto FC: Similarities and Differences
Raheem Bashir - Dec 28, 2021

The Toronto Arrows and Toronto FC share a lot of similarities and differences with each other. They both came at a time when it was long overdue for Canada to have a professional sports team. Yes, there were professional soccer teams between 1993-2006, but there were in the second tier of professional soccer (or what […]

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Fully vaccinated rugby player policy to impact Northern/Southern hemisphere

More and more, mandating that only a fully vaccinated rugby player policy introduction will have an impact on both Northern and Southern hemisphere competitions. The internal reactions from rugby unions and administrators take into account the health and welfare of all stakeholders. Yet with personal choice highlighting some genuine fears and more social media scaremongering, […]

Rugby Canada's fly-half, Harry Jones passes the ball on July 26, 2021
A 2021 overview of Canadian rugby of both codes
Raheem Bashir - Dec 22, 2021

The 2021 overview of Canadian rugby of both codes is mixed. There were some absolute highs with the formation of a new pro rugby league in Canada. However, there were also some low points, which were highlighted by Rugby Canada failing to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Canadian rugby –  Rugby union Toronto […]

England Rugby 2022: State of the Nation report a positive one
England Rugby 2021: State of the Nation report a positive one
Charlie Inglefield - Dec 21, 2021

There is never a dull moment under Eddie Jones whether you are an England rugby fan, a player or a coach. The usual stoushes and flirting with the media, lost in translation barbs over Great Britain’s most promising sports stars (think tennis) and selections that no one saw coming. But, Eddie Jones has got England’s […]

Newcastle vs Sale
Falcons vs Sale Sharks could be MASSIVE in a few years
Connor Dickins - Dec 19, 2021

Newcastle Falcons have released a noteworthy promotion for their Boxing Day fixture against Sale Sharks. The Falcons have hyped the game with the slogan “Welcome to the True North”. The campaign shows the team’s biggest stars with shreds of snow and fire rising from beneath them. The Game of Thrones vibes is an awesome way […]

NZR sign Joe Schmidt to join All Blacks as Independent Selector
Confirmed: NZR sign Joe Schmidt to join All Blacks as Independent Selector

Reports that circulated the web have been confirmed, as NZR sign Joe Schmidt to join the All Blacks as an Independent Selector from July 2022. It is a coup for the New Zealand union, who have felt extreme examination after a contentious Northern Tour that only produced more questions than answers. With the ability to […]

2021 World Rugby Awards all wrapped up before Christmas
2021 World Rugby Awards all wrapped up before Christmas

With the 2021 World Rugby Awards winners announced over the last week, it ‘wraps up’ the winning players, coaches, and teams across all leagues and countries. Just in time for Christmas made it the perfect Xmas gift many all recipients. Awards might seem like the equivalent of Christmas gifts, yet they are all given on […]

Aussie 7s women and Blitzboks claim second HSBC Sevens Series tournament wins
Aussie 7s women and Blitzboks men claim second HSBC Sevens Series wins

For the second week in a row, the Aussie 7s women and 2021 series champions, the Blitzbok South African men both won their respective draws at The Sevens Stadium, Dubai. Repeating each team’s success from a week earlier, they were again too dominant and leave the United Arab Emirates kingdom with all the treats, before […]