Club Rugby

The Saracens' Max Malins steps away from a Alex Dombrandt tackle on September 17, 2022
Edward Munro-Martin - Oct 6, 2022

It was announced on Tuesday evening that Max Malins would return to Bristol for the 2023/24 season. He previously spent a season on loan there following Saracens’ relegation to the championship due to breaking the salary cap. The winger/fullback used his time at the Bears to break into the England team and establish himself as […]

Toronto Arrows player Ross Braude passes the ball on April 3, 2021

PREVIEW – The Toronto Arrows will travel to Veterans Memorial Stadium on March 12, 2022. There, they will face the New England Free Jacks on the road. The Arrows have won two straight games. Toronto Arrows play a third-straight road game, this time at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The New England Free Jacks plays home opener […]

MLR 2022: Interview with Major League Commissioner George Killebrew at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort before the Major League Rugby Vegas Weekend

INTERVIEW – MLR 2022 has just started with an addition of the 13th team in Dallas. The North American league, which currently has 12 teams in the U.S., and one in Canada, could be the next big sport in North America. At the centre of that is MLR Commissioner George Killebrew, who previously worked with […]

Brad Barritt the forgotten man
Edward Munro-Martin - Feb 23, 2022

Brad Barritt: The forgotten man in Saracens’ salary-cap fallout The history With the news last week that Kimono House Ltd had completed their takeover of Saracens in a £32 million takeover led by the likes of former Saracen and Rugby World Cup winner, Francois Pienaar, Nigel Wray is now no longer the main man when […]

London Irish
Tom Wade - Feb 17, 2022

Having seen his team overturn a 15-10 deficit at halftime into a huge win against Bristol Bears in spectacular fashion last Friday night, London Irish assistant coach Brad Davis sat down the media this week ahead of Saturday’s London Derby clash with Saracens and there were two words that came up regularly but could not […]

Tom Pearson is tackled sy Brentford Community Stadium
Edward Munro-Martin - Feb 17, 2022

To win a championship, you need depth. And there is no greater test of that than during the Six Nations period. Here we look at the new Gallagher Premiership stars who are shining, in the absence of the Premiership’s usual leading figures. Gallagher Premiership stars shining in the Six Nations Saracens – Theo McFarland Saries […]

LA Giltinis player Marco Fepulea'i warms up before the game on July 10, 2021

LANGFORD, BC – The LA Giltinis trailed after the end of the first half at Starlight Stadium. However, thanks to a spectacular second half, they were able to win the game 31-16. Even more remarkable was their ability to not allow the Arrows to score a single point in the second half. LA Giltinis gets […]

Rugby league club are fighting climate change
Elizabeth Cartwright - Jan 19, 2022

Keighley Cougars, a Rugby League Club up North are leading the fight against climate change off the pitch. They are becoming the first sports club in the world to plant a tree for every shirt the club sells during the league season. A Rugby league club are fighting climate change. The Cougars, who play in […]

National Leagues Rugby returns 2022
David Challis - Jan 12, 2022

The National League One, leagues Two South and North rugby competitions all roared back into life this weekend just passed,  after the well-deserved Christmas break. Gratefully, only two games were postponed all weekend ensuring that all supporters go their fix in what ended up being a fascinating weekend. David Challis is here to bring you all […]

National Leagues Rugby returns 2022
David Challis - Jan 4, 2022

For many clubs, with the National Leagues Rugby returning to English rugby union competition, some will have had almost a month since their last outing in the next round of fixtures. The impacts of the latest wave of the Omicron COVID-19 variant; coupled with the Christmas break, have had quite an impact on the season. […]

South African professional rugby

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, […]

Newcastle vs Sale
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 […]

Connor Dickins - Dec 8, 2021

As rugby pundits start to summarise 2021, there is one competition which will hardly garner a footnote. It’s fair to say, the Premiership Rugby Cup fails to garner significant ticket sales or mainstream attention. If you look through the last cup finals, only two had a crowd of over 10,000. A Rugby FA Cup it […]

Rosslyn Park FC; sit down interview with Dom Shabbo
Connor Dickins - Nov 10, 2021

Those who followed rugby prior to the 1990s will be well-aware of the name Rosslyn Park FC. The London side was one of the country’s top teams, twice reaching the final of the National Cup. They have plenty of historic moments since their inception in 1879, which includes partaking in the first-ever rugby games in […]

Rugby contact training load guidelines reflect Imperial College research

When World Rugby announced their rugby contact training load guidelines on September 22, it was recognized that the follow-up data from Imperial College London research has reinforced the message – less contact to the head is everyone’s goal. News this week came through via NZME that the Drake Foundation had a study conducted by the […]

Dan Cullinane - Sep 5, 2021

The Harlequins 2021/22 season promises to be a massive challenge for the current Gallagher Premiership Champions. After parting ways with their head coach Paul Gustard last season, the team set about playing an exciting brand of rugby to run the other Premiership sides off their feet. One by one, they picked them off and got […]

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Tigers' Defensive Concerns
Elliott Butlin - Sep 5, 2021

Tigers’ defensive concerns have come under pressure this season. Should the side should be worried? Leicester Tigers’ title triumph last season was based upon numerous factors, chief amongst which was their supreme defence which was the best in the Premiership by far. Last season they conceded only 52 tries from their 24 league games on […]

Beast XV
Connor Dickins - Sep 5, 2021

We all love slick and sophisticated plays, but there is nothing like the primal joy of seeing juggernauts thump into each other. It’s why rugby’s ‘beast mode’ montages do so well on YouTube. In terms of fantasy team sheets, the Beast XV is easily one of the most enjoyable to choose. Here, we explore the […]

Rugby Canada's Paige Farries scores at Twickenham against England, one of the teams Rugby Canada RWC squad might face

PREVIEW – The Rugby Canada 2021 RWC team has a lot of optimism. The hope for them is to make a deep run into the Rugby World Cup. Yes, there are teams like New Zealand, France, and England who are seen as the favourites to win the tournament. However, the team that finished second in […]

England's Marlie Packer poses for a selfie with fans two months before the Women's Rugby World Cup
Edward Munro-Martin - Sep 5, 2021

It’s World Cup week! On Saturday, the Red Roses begin their task of winning the Women’s Rugby World Cup for the third time. They enter the tournament as hot favourites and are on an incredible 25-game winning streak! Who though are the players that are crucial to making this England side tick and who will […]

Eddie Jones Rugby World Cup alternatives
David Jones - Sep 5, 2021

Who should Eddie Jones be looking at ahead of the Rugby World Cup The Gallagher Premiership is back and now in full swing. Most of the internationals have made a return to their clubs after a busy summer period at Test level too. Eyes are coming around to the national team once more. The Autumn […]

Prevent Biometrics’ instrumented mouthguards worn at Rugby World Cup

As the build-up continues, news out that the World’s top female rugby players are to wear smart mouthguards at the Rugby World Cup 2021 is a landmark agreement to help reduce concussions and introduce technology into the sport. ‘Smart’ instrumented mouthguards will be offered to all Rugby World Cup 2021 teams ahead of the October […]

Worcester Warriors suspended Future is in doubt for the club as they missed deadline
Edward Munro-Martin - Sep 5, 2021

The Worcester Warriors have been suspended from all competitions with immediate effect. This was the result of news coming yesterday that the Worcester Warriors failed to meet their 5 pm BST deadline to show clear evidence they had a long-term ability to meet their financial obligations. Soon after this news broke that the Warriors have […]

England's attack
Charlie Inglefield - Sep 5, 2021

There were some notable omissions and inclusions from Eddie Jones’ Autumn Squad announcement on Monday. It was a clear statement of intent by England coach Eddie Jones that age is not a factor anymore. If you are young enough, you are old enough philosophy. The retention of Henry Arundell and Tommy Freeman after a successful […]