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


Rugby Against Cancer – The charity aiding diagnosed players

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Rugby Against Cancer is a charity set up to aid the rugby family who have been diagnosed with cancer, and their families. Now, over £5,000 into their latest campaign, ‘Trek To Twickers’, they look to push on to their £7500 target. Who are Rugby Against Cancer? Founded by a rugby player and assisted by four […] READ MORE


The FOUR teams England could field internationally

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English rugby is on a high following a strong World Cup campaign that saw them lose out to South Africa in the final. Looking at the England squad Eddie Jones has assembled it’s not just the first XV that stands out, but England’s depth.  Robert Rees takes a look at the four impressive sides that […] READ MORE



Bill Sweeney – One metre social distancing worth £3m for RFU

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The RFU CEO Bill Sweeney has revealed the full extent of social distancing has on the RFU home internationals financially, if they can go ahead with crowds later this year. Robert Rees brings the latest from RFU HQ. Capacity decreased Sweeney confirmed that Twickenham, which usually has a capacity of 82,000, could drop as low […] READ MORE


Rugby: Artificial Pitch vs. Natural Grass

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In both codes of rugby, like many sports, there is always a debate between the merits of an artificial pitch and natural grass. Most stadiums in both rugby league and union have natural grass. However, there is a growing number of rugby stadiums using an artificial pitch as their main surface. Previously, Raheem Bashir has […] READ MORE


The Unique History that ties Harlequins and Wasps

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On Saturday Harlequins and Wasps will take to the field in Coventry for the ‘Christmas Cracker’ in round six of the Gallagher Premiership. What many spectators will be unaware of is the unique history between the clubs, that predates these heady days of commercialism by over 150 years. Blood Brothers Hampstead Football Club was formed […] READ MORE


Fiji Rugby ends year with win over Barbarians 33-31

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As the calendar year closed, and after the disappointment at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Fiji Rugby was able to end their year on a high, with a 33-31 victory over the Barbarians. The South Sea Islanders team was playing a rare fixture at Twickenham. The first in a series of Baabaas games that end […] READ MORE


A classic rugby-rivalry: New Zealand v England, RWC semifinal one

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If ever there were a classic rugby-rivalry, then you can look at the New Zealand v England fixture as a ‘little brother boxing hard against the big brother’. The colonial outpost taking on the motherland – fought over generations, and being played out at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. In rugby terms, one might think […] READ MORE


Eddie Jones names his 31-man England World Cup squad

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Following his side’s 33-19 victory over Wales at Twickenham, Eddie Jones has named his 31-man England World Cup squad. Robert Rees has the latest. England World Cup squad Owen Farrell will captain England in his second Rugby World Cup. The squad of 31 players have over 1,000 caps, with 17 having played in at least […] READ MORE