Looking Back at Classic Six Nations Super Saturdays

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For all rugby fans in the Northern Hemisphere, there is one day pencilled into the diary that you cannot miss: Six Nations Super Saturdays! At the weekend it lived up to all the hype with Scotland destroying Italy, Ireland shocking England and France snatching victory from the jaws of defeat against Wales. 10/10 entertainment factor […] READ MORE


England Rugby Decline and Eddie Jones’ Failings

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For the past eighteen months, England Rugby has been on the decline. The 26th of October 2019. A historic date for all English rugby fans. The day Eddie Jones’s men demolished the All Blacks in the semi-final of the 2019 RWC. As every English player walked off the pitch in Yokohama that day, they were […] READ MORE



The Six Nations winner will be determined this weekend

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There are six teams competing for the northern hemisphere nation’s premier competition but only one can be this year’s Six Nations winner. This weekend will be the final round of the belated tournament. However, three teams – Scotland, Wales, and Italy – will not be able to contest the championship this year. Furthermore, a loss […] READ MORE


Five things we learnt from Wales’ defeat to France

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Wales were outclassed 38-21 defeat to France at the Stade de France. Wayne Pivac’s side put up a limp second half performance in this Six Nations warm-up match. Lowri Jacob assesses five things we’ve learnt from Wales’ defeat to France. Wales’ loss is France’s gain Since arriving at France at the start of the year, […] READ MORE



Autumn International’s dates set, including Nations Cup & Women’s Tests

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As the year passes the change in seasons, gladly for rugby fans, it means Autumn International’s dates have been set, including Nations Cup and Women’s Test matches. Knowing this, it brings the theatre of International rugby a step closer. All the while, Guinness PRO14 and the Premiership point towards their playoffs and grand final. All […] READ MORE


How will Glenn Delaney manage Halfpenny and Williams

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New head coach Glenn Delaney will have plenty of questions to answer as he prepares for his next adventure as the new head coach of the Scarlets. Few questions will be as important as how to accommodate both Liam Williams and Leigh Halfpenny. Halfpenny has reportedly signed an extension to remain in Llanelli per WalesOnline, […] READ MORE


CVC, TV Deals and Sustainability; is Rugby at the mercy of Private Equity?

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As CVC investment into Rugby continues at a frightening pace and terrestrial rugby coverage could be coming to an end, what position does this place the sustainability of rugby? David Challis analyses the state of commercial rugby going forwards, referencing the role of private equity, the next round of television deals and where this places […] READ MORE