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Beauden Barrett
Beauden Barrett to take year off Super Rugby with eyewatering £780k contract

Auckland Blues star back Beauden Barrett has announced he’ll take a year off from Super Rugby to play in Japan, with the contract thought to be worth nearly £800,000.  Beauden Barrett bids goodbye! Beauden Barrett, who signed a four year deal with the NZRU last year will miss the 2021 Super Rugby season to play […]

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Premiership Rugby ask government for aid

Premiership Rugby have asked the UK government for financial aid following the news from Boris Johnson that there won’t any crowds at outdoor sporting events until at least October, something which would financially cripple the English top division.  Premiership Rugby need bailout Premiership Rugby Chief executive Darren Childs said: “We can confirm we did hold […]

Saracens set to compete in Champions Cup semi-finals v Racing 92
Saracens set to compete in Champions Cup semi-finals v Racing 92

In a tumultuous season to date, Saracens are now set to compete in another Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals match-up versus Racing 92 on Saturday, September 26. They secured their place with victory over Guinness PRO14 champions Leinster. Winning 25-17, it makes the 2020 season much improved for Mark McCall, as he can feel satisfied that […]

Sale Sharks claim silverware in Premiership Rugby Cup Final

Six months late, but the first silverware of the 2019/20 English season has been claimed. Sale Sharks won the Premiership Rugby Cup final, beating Harlequins 27-19.  Sale Sharks win Premiership Rugby Cup Final The game ignited after a yellow card for Harlequins’ Stephan Lewies, with Sale scoring ten points during the sin-bin period.  Hooker Curtis […]

ACT Brumbies win Super Rugby Australia, over Queensland Reds
ACT Brumbies win Super Rugby Australia, over Queensland Reds

In a Grand Final that saw the ACT Brumbies win Super Rugby Australia, they have secured the title over the Queensland Reds 28-23 in Canberra. Competing in a semi-final and the winner takes all final was the difference between the Australian competition versus the New Zealand one. The Crusaders were victorious over the Tasman, yet […]

World Rugby committed to supporting development of female coaches
World Rugby committed to supporting development of female coaches

In support of ‘developing inspirational leadership’ World Rugby is committed to supporting the development of female coaches in the sport. Qualified teams for the  Rugby World Cup 2021 will participate in the opportunity to identify female coaches in this innovative program. Six countries are the first to put forward their nominated interns, who will see […]

Southern Kings
Southern Kings go into liquidation

The struggling Southern Kings rugby franchise was on Saturday placed into liquidation by SA Super Rugby (Pty) Ltd to preserve the future of rugby in the area. Southern Kings insolvent Before SA Rugby took over the franchise the original franchise owner, the Greatest Rugby Company in the Whole Wide World (GRC), were unable to service […]

Toronto Wolfpack future to be determined this month
Raheem Bashir - Sep 17, 2020

The Toronto Wolfpack and their fans will know the future of their team later this month. There are three-four dates in particular Wolfpack fans should be aware of. This includes September 25th, which will most likely determine whether the team continues to play in 2021 or not. Toronto Wolfpack future to be determined in September […]

Polledri Shines In Premiership Round 20 Stats Despite Gloucester Defeat
Polledri shines in Premiership Round 20 Stats despite Gloucester defeat

Round 20 has passed us by in the Premiership and that means there is another set of stats to analyse. It was another brilliant weekend with teams gearing up for European rugby this weekend. Meanwhile others took their chance to press claims for the top four. Naturally, there were more incredible performances this weekend. Semi […]