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Doncaster Knights and Wasps Championship Rugby futures

Finally, some positive news out of Premiership Rugby, as the Doncaster Knights ambition for promotion and Wasps Championship Rugby futures were given more security. Although, that good news does not include the Worcester Warriors or Ealing Trailfinders. On February 14, the Premiership ‘Professional Game Board (PGB)’ ratified its recommendation on the Minimum Standards Criteria assessments […]

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 […]

Suspended Joe Marler with case of 'foot in mouth' after sledging

The recently suspended Joe Marler is never far from a word or two. However, in the Harlequins match prior to the New Year public holiday, he was chastened with a case of literal ‘foot in mouth’ after an in-poor-taste sledging incident that was dealt with swiftly by the rugby authorities. Cited by the ruling body, […]

Owain Ruttan in 2018 ready to face Westshore and now was part of the Toronto Arrows MLR draft

ANALYSIS – The only Canadian MLR and present professional rugby union team (as of right now) did their MLR Draft back in August. The Toronto Arrows MLR Draft was also similar to the one last year. This is in terms of Canadian players, as all three players drafted were Canadian and came from Canadian universities. […]

Charlie Atkinson
Ross Sanderson - Nov 9, 2022

Last week, former Wasps flyhalf Charlie Atkinson put pen to paper and signed a new long-term deal with top-flight rivals, and last year’s Premiership winners, Leicester Tigers. He is still yet to play his first game for Steve Borthwick’s side but at just 21 years old, the road ahead looks very bright for Atkinson now […]

Suspended Wasps Rugby, Worcester and the 'state of the Premiership' 

167 players and staff from the suspended Wasps Rugby club follow Worcester Warriors employees who sadly lost their livelihoods when the two organizations went into Administration. Each act causing massive disruption within English Premiership rugby and….. we are not even halfway through the 2022/23 season. Worcester Warriors and Wasps have both gone into administration, with […]

Emiliano Boffelli
Ross Sanderson - Sep 29, 2022

Emiliano Boffelli has returned to Edinburgh Rugby this week after a near-perfect summer away on international duty and, if his recent form continues, could be the star piece of the jigsaw that the Scottish side needs to make this season a memorable one.  At 27 years old, the Argentinian flyer seems to have hit the […]

London Irish back Theo Brophy-Clews warms up before game on March 27, 2021
Connor Dickins - Jun 22, 2022

INTERVIEW – Hanging up your boots is a sad time for many rugby players. But how must it feel for professionals, who can no longer play their cherished sport for a living? We spoke with Theo Brophy-Clews, a former England U20 international who played over 60 games for London Irish. He was forced to retire […]

Old Glory DC ends the season with win in Toronto, Ontario

TORONTO, ON – Old Glory DC ends the season with a big road win at York Lions Stadium. It is official, the season has ended for both teams. Toronto tried to end their season on a happy note, but Old Glory stole the party with 50 points scored at York Lions Stadium. Old Glory DC […]

Montpellier vs Harlequins: Harlequins' Danny Care passes the ball on May 13, 2016
Connor Dickins - Apr 4, 2022

PREVIEW – There’s not much in club rugby more exciting than the Heineken Cup play-offs. Well, maybe a play-off involving Marcus Smith and his razzle-dazzle Harlequins. It’s the club’s first knockout game in Europe’s top competition for nine years, facing a Montpellier side who are currently 1st in the Top 14. Despite this, Smith spoke […]

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 […]

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Charlie Inglefield - Feb 16, 2022

As Alex Sanderson, Sale’s coach said after his team’s ugly 11-9 win over Bath – they found a way to win. Sale are definitely in the mix to go one better this year and win the Gallagher Premiership. On Friday’s evidence, they need to be a lot better. They played a second-string Bath outfit who […]

The Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park, as the Falcons face the Exeter Chiefs on Sunday

When Newcastle Falcons host Exeter Chiefs this Sunday at 3:00pm GMT, it will be an interesting match as the Chiefs look to win their first road game of the Premiership this season, against a team that has not won a single game in the 2023/24 Gallagher Premiership Rugby season, the Falcons. Newcastle Falcons host Exeter […]

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Larissa Falls - Feb 16, 2022

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Saracens flanker, Andy Christie, is one of the reasons of the Saracens reasserting their title credentials
Charlie Inglefield - Feb 16, 2022

Saracens were back to their brutal best on Saturday. They suffocated the life out of a high-flying Harlequins outfit with consummate ease. This despite losing Ben Earl, and Elliot Daly in the warm-up and Alex Lozowski a couple of minutes into the game. No problem, up stepped the likes of Maro Itoje and Owen Farrell […]

Sandy Park Rugby Stadium on October 21, 2008

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