Top 20 rugby union countries with most registered players

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The world of rugby union is full of countries who sit at the forefront of discussions and success, but many whom have a huge rugby culture sit deeper in the shadows and may shock some fans when they see them in our list of top 20 countries with the most registered players.  World rankings will […] READ MORE


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


BC Place vs. FMG Stadium Waikato

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BC Place, in Vancouver, Canada and FMG Stadium Waikato in New Zealand, are two stadiums with fundamental differences in nature. Both sustain the same type of ball sports yet, they each use two dissimilar technologies to groom the playing surface on. For the sport of rugby union, many have talked about which is better. Artificial […] READ MORE


Wales summer test against Japan unlikely to go ahead says Jamie Joseph

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Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has said that his sides summer test against Wales is unlikely to go ahead. Talking to the Pick up the Pace podcast he revealed why the game is in jeopardy.  Summer test on hold Wales are set to play Japan before heading into a two-match series against New Zealand. Jamie […] 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


The Canada Ravens Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2021 Preview

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The Canada Ravens, the Canadian women’s national rugby league team will participate in their second Rugby League World Cup. They have been drawn in Group A. The men’s, women’s, and wheelchair World Cup’s were drawn by Prince Harry as the draw took place at Buckingham Palace in Windsor, England. The Canadians were drawn with Brazil, […] 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


World Rugby Team and Coach of the Year nominees announced

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It’s that time of the year again when World Rugby feels festive and announces its nominees for the annual World Rugby Awards. The latest news sees the coach and team line-ups announced.  Coach of the Year nominees Rassie Erasmus – South Africa Having left a strong Munster outfit to take over a rather shaky Springboks […] READ MORE


Bronze final a waste of time and purely there for the money

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The Rugby World Cup bronze final will be played out between Wales and New Zealand this Friday in what will be the fanfare goodbye for both Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen. However, the final is nothing but a money spinner and goes right against World Rugby’s player welfare needs.  The final goodbye for two major […] READ MORE


Warren Gatland leaves lasting legacy regardless of New Zealand result

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Regardless of the result on Friday against New Zealand, Warren Gatland will leave a lasting legacy as the Wales head coach. Robert Rees looks back over his stellar career and the impact he made on Welsh rugby.  Lasting legacy felt across Wales When Warren Gatland became the Welsh coach in 2007 Wales were a side […] READ MORE