World Rugby Rankings show issues with the World Cup draw

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The World Rugby rankings are a fascinating viewing. Gone are the days of the All Blacks scoffing at the enormous gap between themselves and the rest. After the Autumn Nations series, there are noteworthy shifts in rugby’s pecking order. It reveals that ideally, World Cup draws should be done much closer to the tournament start […] READ MORE




What do we know about Joe Hawkins? New Wales squad member

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On Tuesday, Wales head coach Wayne Pivac named his 35-man squad ahead of the Autumn series. With senior players like Dan Biggar, Liam Williams and Josh Navidi all unavailable through injury, there were going to be some new faces; Joe Hawkins being one of them. Scarlets pair Dane Blacker and Sam Costelow receive their first […] READ MORE



Improvement needed for Wales women’s rugby team v Black Ferns

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Despite Keira Bevan’s late penalty to ensure victory for the Wales women’s rugby team in their opening 2021 Rugby World Cup match against Scotland, it wasn’t the best performance from Ioan Cunningham’s side who led 15-5 at the break. Last weekend, they flew out of the blocks with an early try from flanker Alisha Butchers, with […] READ MORE





Is THIS British and Irish Lions XV better than Warren Gatland’s?

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Warren Gatland recently named his British and Irish Lions XV after the Summer Internationals. Unsurprisingly, Ireland took 9 spots following their historic series win in New Zealand. LWOS Rugby’s Connor Dickins picked an alternative XV, containing 6 Irish players, and 6 English. This is a side designed to physically annihilate the opposition, with a scary […] READ MORE