Club Rugby/Tournaments

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 - Sep 17, 2021

Love them or loathe them, Saracens 2021/22 will certainly add some star power to the Gallagher Premiership this season. Will the former Gallagher Premiership champions manage to reach Twickenham for the Final? Ins and Outs for Saracens 2021/22 From their Championship campaign, club stalwart Michael Rhodes and hot prospect Ali Crossdale are the most notable […]

Connor Dickins - Sep 17, 2021

Worcester will be desperately hoping to improve on their last-place finish in the Gallagher Premiership last season. Worcester Warriors 2021/22 Director of Rugby Alan Solomons won’t have the fear of relegation, but, will hope the Warriors can be far more competitive. Worcester Warriors 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership Focus Can Worcester climb the table of such a […]

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 […]

Copa Del Rey de Rugby semifinals takes focus from Division de Honor 2021
Edward Anderson - Apr 28, 2021

Well time flies and we are already knocking on the door of May. We’re less than two months away from the restart of Rugby Europe 2021 and the critical Rugby World Cup Qualifiers. However, there’s plenty of domestic rugby left in Spain to be crammed in before that date, including the Copa Del Rey de […]

A Home for Jaguares?
Edward Anderson - Apr 22, 2021

With a disappointing start to their Rugby World Cup qualification, could giving Jaguares a home be the boost Spanish rugby needs? A Home for Jaguares? There have been many victims to Covid and in the World of Rugby, one of them was the Jaguares. Despite only playing their first season in 2016, the Jaguares were […]

Golden Point Extra Time win has vital impact for Chiefs

Notwithstanding Highlanders fans being upset, this weekend’s Super Rugby Aotearoa golden point extra-time win has vital context for the Chiefs 2021 season. By outlasting the home side in the relentless back-and-forth nature of their match in Dunedin, after the sides ended 80 minutes at 23-all, the reality of a draw in Super Rugby now has […]

Alastair Telfer - Mar 8, 2021

Ever since the emergence of professional rugby, the Pacific Islands have produced the highest calibre of elite athletes who, individually, have developed into top tier rugby players, Tonga, Fiji and Samoa have some of the best individual talents across both Super Rugby and European clubs. Their influence transcends the hemisphere boundaries. However, at international level […]

Rugby fans are grateful to watch Rugby again
Elizabeth Cartwright - Mar 7, 2021

Rugby fans are grateful to watch rugby again. It’s been a turbulent year. Thankfully, they’ve still been able to watch their team play and follow the sport they love so dearly. Albeit from the comfort of their own home and not in the stands with a beer. Despite the 2020/21 season not kicking off until […]

Connor Dickins - Mar 4, 2021

When Saracens were first relegated to the Championship, it seemed a foregone conclusion that the former European Champions would bounce straight back to the Gallagher Premiership. Ahead of their opening Greene King Championship fixture against the Cornish Pirates, some chinks in the armour have appeared after two defeats to their closest contenders, Ealing Trailfinders in […]

Northampton centre Rory Hutchinson
Elizabeth Cartwright - Feb 25, 2021

Elizabeth Cartwight chats to Northampton centre Rory Hutchinson. He spoke about his omission from the Scotland squad, who influenced him to first pick up a rugby ball and a new hobby he picked up during lockdown. Rory Hutchinson plays for the Northampton Saints in the Gallagher Premiership, who he has represented since 2014. That was […]

División de Honor Rugby Week 10
Edward Anderson - Feb 3, 2021

This week in the División de Honor Rugby Week 10 round-up: Covid claims a game and Edward looks ahead to the final round of 2020 Rugby Europe Championship. División de Honor Rugby Week 10 This week, we had planned to talk about El Salvador vs Ordizia Rugby Elkartea. As explained last week, this game is […]

Division de Honor Rugby Week 9
Edward Anderson - Jan 27, 2021

In División de Honor Rugby Week 9, a vital game took place between Alcobendas Rugby and El Salvador. Not only is it a battle between two top teams in the competition but due to the 2021 structure, it’s a result that will count for more than just the points this week. That’s because this year […]

Wales Autumn Performance
James Skeldon - Jan 23, 2021

Assessing Wales Autumn Performance. What went well, what went badly and what needs to improve for the upcoming Six Nations?  In a slightly unusual Autumn period in the rugby calendar, which saw the conclusion of the Six Nations as well as the first Autumn Nations Cup, Wales’ performances were mixed. Some matches inspired a sense […]

División de Honor Rugby: Race for the Spanish crown is heating up
Edward Anderson - Jan 20, 2021

With the Champions Cup called off, you could be forgiven for thinking that the only top-flight Union of note on the continent was taking place in France. However, despite Covid and Filomena, a hardy bunch have kept this Spanish Rugby Union season on the road. División de Honor Rugby: race for the Spanish crown is […]

Should relegation be scrapped
Robert Mitchell - Jan 10, 2021

With more and more games being called off in the English Premiership and the result decided by which team caught the virus, questions have been raised about whether relegation should be scrapped for this year. Should relegation be scrapped? With the Premiership’s current system to deal with Covid cancellations awarding 4 points and a victory […]

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Elliott Butlin - Jan 10, 2021

Newly crowned 2021/22 Premiership Champion Leicester Tigers’ progress continues, after beating Saracens 15-12 in a pulsating final at Twickenham last Saturday. The result capped an extraordinary turnaround for a club that finished 11th in consecutive seasons only two years ago. Leicester Tigers’ progress continues to impress, so how has that come about and how will […]

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Charlie Inglefield - Jan 10, 2021

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London Irish back Theo Brophy-Clews warms up before game on March 27, 2021
Connor Dickins - Jan 10, 2021

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 […]

Rugby Canada player Sophie De Goede wins player of the match against USA Rugby on June 6, 2022

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Touring Irish squad will bring toughest mid-year series for 2022 All Blacks

You could say, not since 2017, has the challenge been bigger. And this touring Irish squad has an opportunity like few others, to win games and even the entire 2022 Summer tour. New Zealand will undoubtedly feel the same – by turning this Irish visit into motivation to avenge last year’s loss in Dublin. The […]

England v Barbarians
Charlie Inglefield - Jan 10, 2021

England v Barbarians will be anything but ‘friendly’ on Sunday. This is a wonderfully physical and talented Barbarians team laced with Gallic flair and muscle. Damien Penaud provides the stardust alongside the Fijian granite centre pairing of Levani Botia and Virimi Vakatawa. In the forwards, former French Captain Charles Ollivon will be itching to put […]