What does Paul Gustard’s Harlequins departure mean?

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Harlequins fans might well be asking themselves where their club is going. Paul Gustard’s Harlequins departure, along with that of Chris Ashton has raised some questions. Head of Rugby Paul Gustard departed after just over two and a half years at the club and will join Italian side Benetton Treviso as defence coach at the […] READ MORE



Final touches to Eddie Jones’ England Rugby World Cup squad

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As the Rugby World Cup in Japan draws ever closer, excitement is building. Once the domestic competitions are decided, Eddie Jones will be selecting his 31-man England Rugby World Cup squad within the next few months. So naturally, attention turns to who will make the plane. With Steve Hansen already bringing together a larger 41-man […] READ MORE


Devastating loss for England Rugby but, they have their Mojo back

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This was another wonderful old-school test match between England and the All Blacks. Played in dreadful conditions at Twickenham, New Zealand took the match… just, by fighting back after the England rugby team were ahead 15-0 at one stage, to narrowly win 16-15. The World Champions were given an almighty scare by a resurgent England rugby […] READ MORE


If Ashton and Slade fire, England Rugby can ‘dare to dream’

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England versus the All Blacks has been long overdue. And despite Eddie Jones’ men having a dismal 2018 for England Rugby thus far, they can go into this eagerly awaited clash with some hope. England are heavy underdogs, which will mean the pressure valve which has encased English rugby since their disastrous 2018 Six Nations campaign, […] READ MORE


Forgotten men of England Rugby still in selection frame

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In August, England Rugby coach Eddie Jones made the bold prediction that he has in mind most of his squad to go to Japan next year. The reality must be that there are at least eight spots which are very much up for grabs, for the ‘forgotten men’ of the English rugby squad, to fight […] READ MORE


6 British and Irish Players who need standout 2018/19 seasons

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Every season, there are breakthrough players, under-the-radar players and big-name players who, for whatever reason, need to remind everyone who they are. Here is our pick of the6 British and Irish players who could do with a standout 2018/19 season. British and Irish Lions players often find it hard to peak, after the heights of […] READ MORE


Rugby’s Most Notorious Players in Recent Memory

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“You have the right to remain silent…” Until you hear those words, you’re really not one of rugby’s most notorious players. Maybe it doesn’t have to go that far but that’s roughly what Rebels’ player, Amanaki Mafi, heard on Sunday. New Zealand police arrested the Rebels’ loose forward due to an incident involving his own […] READ MORE


‘In The Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 39

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In the last pod of this season, Paddy and Andy discuss both finals, with Saracens and Leinster worthy winners. Ashton also makes his point as the Baa-Baas spank England. We will also have all the usual features before predicting the outcomes of the summer tours. Cheers, from 'In the Bin' rugby pod READ MORE