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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 […]

David Jones - Sep 10, 2020

The 19 year old hooker/flanker hit the headlines last night, and for all the right reasons. However, lets look into the making of the man and whether Alfie Barbeary has what it takes to fulfil the potential often spoke about. What was witnessed on Wednesday night was definitely an impressive performance from a dominant and […]

Charlie Hynes - Aug 4, 2020

The demise of Yorkshire/Leeds Carnegie reached a sad conclusion this season after the former Premiership side dropped down to National League 1 after financial turmoil. It could be seen as a crisis that has overshadowed the great foundations of the club from many years ago. In this series we look to uncover one half of […]

Covid-19 health/family focus now switches back to rugby training mode

From the intense Covid-19 personal health and family focus of the last few months, it now switches back to one of a ‘rugby training mode’ for both men and women across the rugby-globe. Moving from the life-affecting changes to society and to the state of rugby worldwide was monumental for all. One which the Coronavirus […]

Women's rugby and Schools/Clubs given green light in NZ

After an age of postponement, Women’s rugby and Schools and Clubs have been given the green light in New Zealand, to resume training ahead of a June return. The phased reintroduction of team sports across rugby union, football, and other sports like Hockey, Netball/Basketball, will see many smiling faces. Player’s have had to bide their […]

James Barker, Editor - Dec 4, 2019

The 2021 Lions tour fixtures have been announced for the British and Irish select team. In around 18 months they will travel to World Cup holders South Africa for the first time since 2009. Here is the comprehensive fixture list for the 2021 tour. 2021 Lions tour fixtures There will be eight tour matches in […]

With the World Cup over, there is a message that everyone should share and hope that those who watched rugby for the first time during the Rugby World Cup, will follow them into supporting regular domestic rugby. The message ‘Rugby needs new fans’ Clubs need more supporters through their gates and drinking pints in their […]

Club rugby and Secondary School Game On initiative to be introduced

In 2020, a club rugby, and secondary school rugby trial known as the Game On initiative will be introduced. As well, a focus on non-contact girls and boys RipRugby and 10-a-side rugby, which be implemented for the Under 11 age group. New Zealand Rugby (NZR) Head of Participation and Development Steve Lancaster, said in a […]

With the 2019 World Cup just a few weeks away the England squad is being finalized. As Eddie Jones has confirmed his squad selection, it is clear that it will be built around Owen Farrell. 2003 World Cup winner Neil Back has called Farrell “undoubtedly England’s most valuable player,” stating that England would have to play differently […]

Charlie Inglefield - Jun 3, 2019

The extent of England’s strength in depth was on full display on Sunday afternoon after an impressive win over a powerful Barbarians outfit. 12 months ago, Fijian wizards Semi Radradra and Josua Tuisova in combination with Chris Ashton tore England to shreds. This time around a young England team outclassed the infinitely more experienced Barbarians. There […]

James Barker, Editor - Mar 5, 2019

It has been a familiar story for Italy in the Six Nations: staying in touch of their opposition but ultimately falling short, or rarely ever looking like being able to win. Even a surprise four point half time lead against Ireland still yielded zero match points. Despite this, Conor O’Shea can points to several signs […]

Impressive England Rugby team get ready for Wales by brushing France aside
Charlie Inglefield - Feb 11, 2019

The England rugby team under Eddie Jones is officially ‘back in a good place’. An impressive display in front of their adoring fans, answers many questions and emphasized twin victories to open the Six Nations. At times England were very good against France and ultimately, one cannot argue against a 44-8 scoreline. How good were […]

Charlie Inglefield - Jan 29, 2019

England v Ireland is always a fixture to look forward to and their clash on Saturday in Dublin is going to leave some bruises. The Irish can expect the full force of Eddie Jones’ power game on Saturday evening. Jones of course is never shy in coming forward and his comments about England having to […]

England will head into the Six Nations as distinct ‘second favourites’ following a challenging year for Eddie Jones’ men. With the 2019 championship only a matter of a few weeks away, we begin assessing England Rugby’s chances. Their struggles began when Ireland beat them 13-9 in Dublin on the final day of the 2017 Six Nations, […]

James Barker, Editor - Dec 30, 2018

Romanian rugby is in trouble. Northampton Saints supporters will affirm that, following their recent Challenge Cup trip to Timosoara Saracens. The game could not take place due to weather, so the Saints were awarded a 28-0 win and the Romanians fined EUR30000. But it is the problems with the national side that are the most […]

Auckland A1 Rugby looks to Arbitration to resolve St Kent's boycott threat

With the omen of schools threatening to boycott next year’s Auckland 1A Rugby fixtures against Saint Kentigern College; due to alleged player recruitment tactics that have other schools crying foul, College Sport Auckland is looking at arbitration to settle the vocal arguments. Five players are at the heart of an alleged schoolboy rugby ‘poaching’ strategy by […]

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Aerial view of Twickenham Stadium, home of the 2024 Six Nations rugby for England
Charlie Inglefield - Dec 7, 2018

The 2024 Six Nations is just around the corner and so starts the four-year cycle for all teams. For England and Steve Borthwick, the foundations have been laid by an encouraging semi-final performance at the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Charlie Inglefield asks what might this team look like through the eyes of Borthwick? And whether […]

Sale win ugly at Barton-upon-Irwell on November 24, 2023
Charlie Inglefield - Dec 7, 2018

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 […]

14 Fun Facts from Top14 Round Seven
Larissa Falls - Dec 7, 2018

If you love a stat or fact, then you’ve come to the right place! After the French Top14 Round Seven concludes, LWOS adds to your weekend’s enjoyment. 14 Fun Facts from Top14 Round Seven Larissa Falls continues her popular series breaking down the names and numbers from Round Seven of the French Top14. La Rochelle […]

Saracens flanker, Andy Christie, is one of the reasons of the Saracens reasserting their title credentials
Charlie Inglefield - Dec 7, 2018

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

Exeter Chiefs hosts Gloucester Rugby at Sandy Park on Sunday afternoon, in Round . Both teams enter this game looking to rebound from a loss last weekend. Exeter Chiefs hosts Gloucester Rugby on Sunday ⏪ Our 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 game in the Premiership was against the Cherry & Whites! 🍒 Taking on @gloucesterrugby at Home will […]

14 Fun Facts from Top14 Round Six
Larissa Falls - Dec 7, 2018

If you love a stat or fact, then you’ve come to the right place! Larissa Falls has broken down the names and numbers ahead of the French Top14 Round Six, to bring you 14 fun and funky slithers of information. 14 Fun Facts from Top14 Round Six Pau recorded their fifth victory in a row. […]

Paris La Défense Arena, one of the venues of the Top14 games from Round Five
Larissa Falls - Dec 7, 2018

We’re crunched the numbers, looked through the stats and brought you 14 wacky and wonderful facts from Round Five of the premier French League. 14 Top14 Round Five Facts and Figures Perpignan recorded their first victory of the season- the last Top14 side to do so- and got their first points in the standings. La […]