United Rugby Championship countdown on for September 24, Round One start


With the United Rugby Championship countdown arriving closer and closer to the competition’s September 24 ‘kick off’ it’s become a reality for fans, teams, and stakeholders. The replacement of the Guinness PRO14 league has been touted as ‘bigger and better’ than before, the proof will be in the product. In the opening weekend’s match outcomes, […] READ MORE

Rugby League: time to look at Union for expansion tips


With the Toronto adventure seemingly on life support, rugby league is looking another failed attempt at expansion. The 13 man code could learn a lot from rugby union. Unlike their league cohorts, rugby union has had little trouble expanding with Major League Rugby growing rapidly in the United States. The Top League in Japan doing […] READ MORE

How will Glenn Delaney manage Halfpenny and Williams


New head coach Glenn Delaney will have plenty of questions to answer as he prepares for his next adventure as the new head coach of the Scarlets. Few questions will be as important as how to accommodate both Liam Williams and Leigh Halfpenny. Halfpenny has reportedly signed an extension to remain in Llanelli per WalesOnline, […] READ MORE

POLL: Pick your greatest amateur era XV


It’s time to pick your greatest amateur XV. We’ve compiled a list of the greatest players in every position from the amateur* days of rugby. The players played all or most of their significant careers pre-1996 and YOU can choose who gets in each jersey. 88 men have been brought together in a who’s who […] READ MORE

Guinness PRO14 sides confirm their places in Playoffs

After a long, 21-round regular season, the leading Guinness PRO14 sides confirm their places in the Playoffs for the 2018/19 Celtic League title. Consisting of two Conference groups, the top four out of each have shown their credentials across the season. Home and Away games, including inter-conference fixtures, have all led to six teams inking […] READ MORE

Guinness Pro14 – Latest Standings and League Report


The Guinness Pro14 is an unusual league. Teams from five different countries competing across several continents, all fighting for one major prize. The lack of relegation, along with the opportunity that provides for squad rotation, means it is often looked down on by fans of other leagues. On the other hand, there are fiercely contested […] READ MORE