Joshua Hughes reviews the 2020 Autumn Nations Cup and how each team fared in an imperfect tournament for an imperfect year.
Christmas Comes Early with the Return of Community Rugby Online Sports Editor Elise Hamersley takes a look at the RFU’s recent announcement regarding the upcoming return of community rugby and law variations. After nearly 9 months of slow, staged return, the RFU recently announced the restart of 15-a-side community rugby from the 18th of December. Following […]
Print Sport Editor Nick Powell previews the Gallagher Premiership Rugby season, which gets underway on Friday with Exeter Chiefs visiting Harlequins. After the 2019/20 season was dragged kicking and screaming towards its conclusion, it was hard not to be impressed with the way the Premiership’s authorities had managed the final 9 rounds of action. Sure, […]
Online Sport Editor Harry Scott-Munro takes a look at the successes and pitfalls of amateur clubs attempting to rise up the league pyramid.
Elise Hammersley talks to three current and former members of EUWRFC, charting their progress into the top level of women’s club rugby.
Everyone’s second favourite team in the Six Nations have truly reached the end of the road. Between 2000 and 2015, Italy won 12 games and drew one of their 90 Six Nations fixtures. Not a good record at all, but in the same period Scotland only managed 19 wins and two draws. Italy had finished […]
Online Sport Editor Harry Scott-Munro reviews the semi-final action from rugby’s European competitions. Last weekend’s European semi-finals saw the finalists decided in both the Heineken Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup. There will be South-West representation in both finals, as Exeter Chiefs and Bristol Bears beat Toulouse and Bordeaux-Begles respectively to secure their maiden appearances […]
Online Sport Editor Harry Scott-Munro reviews the quarter-final action from this weekend’s European competition. After a long delay, European rugby finally returned this weekend with the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarterfinals pitting Europe’s best against each other. The Champions Cup served up four hugely entertaining encounters, with Exeter Chiefs securing their maiden Champions […]
Online Sport Editor Harry Scott-Munro reviews the return of the Gallagher Premiership, as Exeter Chiefs continued where they had left off before lockdown. 166 days after the last tackle was made in anger, Gallagher Premiership Rugby returned on Friday night and despite the game between Harlequins and Sale Sharks not exactly being a classic, it […]
After the RFU’s announcement on Friday 3rd July that professional clubs in England could move to Stage 2 training, Premiership Rugby is set to finally return on Friday 14th August when Harlequins face Sale Sharks, after senior figures confirmed the beginning of a revised schedule to ensure all fixtures from the final nine rounds are […]