Rugby scrum laws require revision

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On Saturday afternoon, in North Cardiff, Llanishen Rugby Club played Aberdare. It was a tight contest, finishing 11-8 to Aberdare. Ultimately, for all their possession, Llanishen could not create any momentum, due to constant scrum penalties. They lost with the last kick off the match. Scrum penalties are a nuisance. Mainly because scrums are such […] READ MORE


Five England players to look out for against Italy

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Just one more warm up game stands ahead of Eddie Jones’ England and a flight to Japan as they face Italy at St James Park on Friday night. Last Word on Rugby’s Katy Homewood looks at five England players to look out for against Italy. Joe Marchant Eddie Jones does what Eddie Jones does best […] 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


10 Winners and Losers from the England Six Nations Squad

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Eddie Jones has named his England Six Nations Squad for the first game of the 2019 Six Nations. The 35-man squad will take on the formidable Ireland side in Dublin on the 2nd February. Although much of this side was predictable, in true Jones fashion he has sprung a few surprises. England Six Nations Squad […] READ MORE


‘In the Bin’ Rugby Podcast – Season 1, Episode 17

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In our final ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod edition before Christmas, we have an early present for you (insert Christmas Carols here) with a fantastic roundup of all the Champions Cup matches! Big Story Roundup In the news this week, the Dragons continue to ensure their cupboards aren’t bare with the signing of Richard Hubbard. […] READ MORE


British and Irish Lions downed by Auckland Blues: LWOR player ratings

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The British and Irish Lions performance tonight was perhaps marginally better than the tour opener, but they succumbed to their first loss of the tour. Ihaia West’s phenomenal late try gave the Auckland Blues a thoroughly deserved 22-16 success at Eden Park. On the ground where the British and Irish Lions will play the first […] READ MORE