Southern Kings go into liquidation

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The struggling Southern Kings rugby franchise was on Saturday placed into liquidation by SA Super Rugby (Pty) Ltd to preserve the future of rugby in the area. Southern Kings insolvent Before SA Rugby took over the franchise the original franchise owner, the Greatest Rugby Company in the Whole Wide World (GRC), were unable to service […] READ MORE


Leinster vs Munster: how slow can you go?

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The Leinster vs Munster Pro 14 semi-final should have been a feast of rugby. It is the Irish derby and should have been a spectacle of a contest. Instead, it was a contest of who could play the slowest. Yes, the weather was atrocious. But from both sides it was an appalling battle of attrition, […] READ MORE


2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup format

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There will be 24 teams in the newly announced 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup (also called the European Rugby Champions Cup). This is an increase of 20 teams from the 2019/20 Champions Cup structure. These teams will include the top eight clubs from Premiership Rugby, Guinness PRO14, and French Top 14. This new format was created […] 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


Bill Beaumont: Opportunities and Challenges for Rugby Union

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Sir Bill Beaumont has recently been re-elected as chairman of the International Rugby Board. He has been in this position since 2016. Beaumont is a former captain of the England team, where he earned 34 caps. He played for England from 1975-82 and for the British and Irish Lions from 1977-80. Opportunities and Challenges for […] READ MORE


Rugby union weekly contract round-up

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Another week of off-field has action has gone by and incase you missed any of it Robert Rees has compiled all the major contract news from the rugby union universe into one handy article.  Tom O’Flaherty The 25-year-old winger has re-signed a deal with Exeter that’ll likely see him add to his 15 tries in […] READ MORE


EPCR speak out on ‘Club World Cup’ proposal

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The news broke on Monday morning of discussions regarding a Club World Cup in the place of the current European competitions. EPCR have since given a statement on the current state of affairs.  Robert Rees brings you the latest on the proposal. Club World Cup proposal Much like football, there is a want from some […] READ MORE


Six Nations matches under threat due to Coronavirus

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Italy has seen an outbreak of the Coronavirus, and 11 towns in Italy have now been quarantined due to the deadly virus. Travellers returning to Great Britain have been told to “self-isolate” themselves at home, and worries over the coronavirus’s spread have caused upcoming Six Nations fixtures to be under threat. Italy’s men’s and women’s […] READ MORE



D.C. expansion proposed for Major League Rugby

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Major League Rugby kicked off its inaugural season late last month with matches in the southern and western U.S., but talks of eastward expansion are already underway. The Guardian’s Martin Pengelly reported on Tuesday that a Washington, D.C. team will enter the league 'no later' than 2020. READ MORE