Calcutta Cup: Desperate England to edge out Scotland


The 2023 Calcutta Cup is set for one of its most intriguing battles for many a year. England has a new coach, a seemingly new approach and they desperately need a win. Scotland have been the perennial underachiever with Gregor Townsend at the helm. So, who wins it? It is such a difficult one to […] READ MORE

Premiership New Zealand XV: the backs


Following the selection of a Pacific Island XV of the best-imported players into the Premiership, James Barker now selects a Premiership New Zealand XV; the best Kiwis to have played in England. Premiership New Zealand XV 15. Charles Piutau – Wasps, Bristol Bears A fairly simple decision to begin with. The most highly paid player […] READ MORE

Premiership Grounds focus: the Twickenham Stoop


Over the road from England Rugby HQ sits the Twickenham Stoop, home of the Harlequins. A staple of the Premiership since the start of the professional era, The Stoop has had the honour of being the home of three Premiership teams at various times.  Aside from Harlequins, both London Irish and London Scottish have also […] READ MORE

New inductees for Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame

As the height of the season falls on the 2018/19 Premiership season draws close, a memorable occasion heralded new inductees to the Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame. Celebrating three key names who contributed plenty to the English rugby competition. The Hall of Fame is a collection of players that have won championships, led with distinction […] READ MORE

11 Years of the Christmas Twickenham Big Game


Christmas is a time for family, but also, of course, for rugby. The festive season fixtures often see the biggest crowds through the gates for most clubs, as friends and family gather to cheer their team. The centerpiece of the fixture list has become the Harlequins Twickenham Big Game. Now in its 11th year, it […] READ MORE