The southern hemisphere: COVID’s impact on rugby union

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The world is going through a tough time right now, which includes the rugby union community. However, it is not just a human toll, but an economic toll. This includes southern hemisphere countries with both Super Rugby and PRO14 teams. COVID’s impact on the southern hemisphere Africa South Africa According to RugbyPass, South Africa Rugby […] READ MORE



Premiership New Zealand XV: the forwards

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Following the selection of the best-imported New Zealand backs into the Premiership, James Barker now selects the Premiership New Zealand XV forward pack. Premiership New Zealand XV: the forwards 8. Wayne Shelford – Northampton Saints The only nominee from the pre-professional era, Wayne Shelford has a formidable reputation in Northampton from his time at the […] READ MORE


Rugby World Cup 2019: Team of the Tournament

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Following six weeks of fantastic Rugby World Cup action, Robert Rees goes ahead and picks his best XV throughout the entire competition.  Choices are based on impact made, quality of performances, points scored and influence in the team.  1. Tendai Mtawarira ‘The Beast’ lived up to his nickname throughout the Rugby World Cup, hitting hard […] READ MORE






How Ireland quarter final curse can be avoided

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After all the drama of Typhoon Hagibis, the fate of Ireland, Scotland and Japan was thankfully decided on the pitch. The end result is an Ireland quarter final clash against New Zealand, a fixture many thought could be the final. The men in Green have famously never progressed beyond this stage in any World Cup. […] READ MORE