University Rugby: a pathway to professionalism

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In 2016 the ten best teams from the North and South Premier university divisions merged to create the top British university rugby division: BUCS Super Rugby.  It is now one of the most competitive leagues in the British Isles, and a fantastic breeding ground for highly talented rugby players. It’s an outstanding product, that is […] READ MORE


Assessing Wales Rugby Squad Depth ahead of the World Cup

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Wales are going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan in a very good place. They are off the back of a tremendously successful unbeaten Autumn series and a Grand Slam winning Six Nations campaign. We take a look at the Wales Rugby squad depth. Wales Rugby Squad Depth Domestically, this season has been […] READ MORE



Ebbw Vale’s Ashton Gate heartbreak

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Ebbw Vale RFC’s only national cup final came twenty years ago this month. 23rd May 1998. With the brand new Millennium stadium (now Principality) being built the final was moved across the border to Bristol’s Ashton Gate. Ten supporters buses ran from Eugene Cross Park to Ashton Gate, many more leaving the local area. It […] READ MORE


Keys to Challenge Cup final victory

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Cardiff Blues and Gloucester have both named their squads for Friday’s Challenge Cup final. Robert Rees takes a look at the danger areas for both teams and key battles that could determine the outcome of the game. Open game expected Both sides have played a lot of expansive rugby throughout this season, especially in the […] READ MORE