Should relegation be scrapped due to the pandemic?


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

Saracens young stars: Who could shine in the Championship?


Saracens have finally left rugby union limbo after the RFU confirmed a January 16th restart date for the Championship. After being delayed for three months the Championship is set for a January start per The Times. The news will undoubtedly be a relief to Saracens, who feared that they would be stuck in the second […] READ MORE

Professional Game Board authorise rugby return to training

The English Professional Game Board has authorised the rugby return to training on 2nd June, following government guidance on elite sport. This organisation comprises representatives of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Premiership Rugby, Rugby Players Association (RPA) and Greene King IPA Championship Clubs. Professional Game Board statement Chris Booy, Professional Game Board Chair said: “I […] READ MORE

RFU Championship Funding Cuts – A Balanced View


When the news of massive funding cuts to RFU Championship sides was announced it was met with widespread outrage, anger, and sadness. Undoubtedly, to an extent, these feelings are valid. The RFU has sold the Championship up the river especially with regards to the timing of the decision. Naturally, there has been some hyperbole and […] READ MORE

Yorkshire Carnegie: a Club in Crisis


After being struck by a financial crisis towards the end of last season, the former Premiership side Yorkshire Carnegie took the drastic decision to go part-time, with many players and staff leaving Headingley. Charlie Hynes takes a look at a few pertinent points for the club. Recruitment process difficult for Yorkshire Carnegie club With the […] READ MORE