Is Premiership Rugby Cup fit for purpose? Question for RFU

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The Premiership Rugby Cup has gone through several forms in recent years. It has contained teams from Wales and England and known as the Anglo-Welsh Cup and we have seen the tournament under the sponsored name, the LV Cup. Currently, with the addition of a thirteenth team to the Gallagher Premiership, we have the most […] READ MORE


Rugby’s Growth Problems – And how to remedy it!

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The recent announcement that both Doncaster and Ealing have had their applications to join the Premiership rejected was met by howls of anguish on Social Media.  It’s very rare to see agreement on Twitter on anything, let alone rugby, but this decision was one that united fans. The vast majority of responses to the news […] READ MORE


Threats Saracens face in the Championship

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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 […] READ MORE


Last chance for Championship Rugby promotion?

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A little over one year ago, when you Championship rugby promotion was a season goal and fans could watch a rugby match in the stadium, the RFU announced that funding for the Greene King Championship would be cut by almost half. A few weeks after that, the season was suspended in mid-March [by the pandemic] […] READ MORE



Should relegation be scrapped due to the pandemic?

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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 […] READ MORE