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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 […]

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 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 […]

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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Wallabies captain Michael Hooper takes time off for Mental Health

Last weekend, on the eve of the first Rugby Championship test match, Wallabies captain Michael Hooper made the call to take time off from the spotlight of International rugby, to take care of his Mental Health. Rugby Australia quickly acted without haste, as the 121 test capped skipper was flown out of Argentina with another […]

Newcastle Falcons player Iwan Stephens gets past Tom Litchfield and Josh Gillespie on March 30, 2022
David Jones - Dec 7, 2018

There is no greater feeling than watching a career manifest in front of your very own eyes. This article aims to shine an early spotlight on some relatively unknown players in the Gallagher Premiership. Will this season bring even more young talent to the forefront? We review below the names we know already and some […]

Blitzboks Gold, Aussie women shine at Comm Games

The Blitzboks gold medals were worn proudly, as the Aussie 7s women shined brightly after an amazing calendar year (so far) that culminated at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Each team’s performance capped a brilliant tournament this last weekend. Now, as the party dies down in the South African men’s and Australian women’s locker […]

Steve Hansen comments on NZ Rugby

Reading the Steve Hansen comments on NZ Rugby (New Zealand) you get the sense that it is like an ex-wife putting the boot in. And you wonder, who will be seen in a worse position at the conclusion of this dire period for NZ Rugby? Interviewed by Today FM, Sir Steve Hansen KNZM did not […]

Jamie Roberts' rugby career comes to an end
Thomas Booth - Dec 7, 2018

Jamie Roberts’ rugby career; one that spans over a decade, has come to a close – no surprise to the majority, yet it is with fondness that many International and Welsh fans will look back on his stellar time as part of Warren Gatland’s Welsh team. Jamie Roberts’ rugby career in numbers Roberts honed his […]

Rugby Canada gets a hard-earned win over Italy Rugby on July 24, 2022

LANGFORD, BC – Rugby Canada gets a hard-fought win in a friendly against Italy Rugby in this World Rugby sanctioned game. It was a tough affair though as Italy tied the game late in the first half and made it difficult for Canada throughout the game. Rugby Canada gets a hard-fought win in Langford, British […]

British and Irish Lions
Connor Dickins - Dec 7, 2018

Warren Gatland recently named his British and Irish Lions XV after the Summer Internationals. Unsurprisingly, Ireland took 9 spots following their historic series win in New Zealand. LWOS Rugby’s Connor Dickins picked an alternative XV, containing 6 Irish players, and 6 English. This is a side designed to physically annihilate the opposition, with a scary […]

How far are recent All Blacks coaching staff changes going to go?

After announcements on Sunday, July 24, the question has arisen of how far are recent All Blacks coaching staff changes going to go? That comes after a series loss to Ireland this year, on top of losses across 2021. In news that came days after a press conference securing the role of the head coach […]