Eddie Jones Rugby World Cup squad alternatives

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Who should Eddie Jones be looking at ahead of the Rugby World Cup The Gallagher Premiership is back and now in full swing. Most of the internationals have made a return to their clubs after a busy summer period at Test level too. Eyes are coming around to the national team once more. The Autumn […] READ MORE


Emiliano Boffelli: The key to Edinburgh success?

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Emiliano Boffelli has returned to Edinburgh Rugby this week after a near-perfect summer away on international duty and, if his recent form continues, could be the star piece of the jigsaw that the Scottish side needs to make this season a memorable one.  At 27 years old, the Argentinian flyer seems to have hit the […] READ MORE


Arundell and Freeman can reignite England’s attack

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There were some notable omissions and inclusions from Eddie Jones’ Autumn Squad announcement on Monday. It was a clear statement of intent by England coach Eddie Jones that age is not a factor anymore. If you are young enough, you are old enough philosophy. The retention of Henry Arundell and Tommy Freeman after a successful […] READ MORE


New Zealand women’s rugby team set to invite guests to Rugby World Cup

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The New Zealand women’s rugby side completed preparations, and are now all set for the ‘invited guests’ at the 2021 Rugby World Cup. Hosting the postponed 2021 edition, the world champion Black Ferns played Japan on Saturday in what was a double-header fixture on Eden Park. Opening the day of two International clashes, New Zealand […] READ MORE


Springbok rugby enforcers: A case of bully beef

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Springbok rugby enforcers. South Africa has been blessed with many lock forwards who have carried that mantel. Big brutes who take no-nonsense on the field. A big part of their role is to push the boundaries of physicality. Power is a very important part of their game. Their role at scrum time is critical, providing […] READ MORE


Young Scottish Rugby Players to Watch This Season

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Last year, we listed four young Scottish rugby players that had the potential to become big names in the world of rugby and burst onto the international scene. Rufus McLean, Jamie Dobie, Ewan Ashman and Ross Thompson were the four players to look out for and, since publishing, all four had stellar campaigns last season […] READ MORE


Leicester Tigers’ Title Defence Starts Slowly!

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Last Saturday saw the opening weekend of the Gallagher Premiership season, with champions Leicester Tigers’ title defence beginning with a trip to Sandy Park to take on Exeter Chiefs. The fixture saw the Tigers go down to a 24-20 defeat, with the Chiefs winning with the clock in the red. So what can we make […] READ MORE



What is next for the Gallagher Premiership?

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This weekend saw the first round of fixtures in the Gallagher Premiership kick-off. This is obviously a welcome change from the off-season. Financial trouble and the slimming down of playing squads to accommodate a smaller salary cap. These issues paint a different picture to the excitement being produced on the pitch. With the uncertainty around […] READ MORE


Elton Jantjies scandal: Another one to deal with

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The Elton Jantjies scandal continues to grow. He was accused of harassing an air hostess a few months ago. This weekend, he was sent home from Argentina along with the Springboks team dietician after an extra-marital affair was exposed. Elton Jantjies scandal Jantjies attracted attention prior to the incoming Wales tour to South Africa. He […] READ MORE