Club Rugby

The North/South Divide Threat to Premiership Rugby

As a proud Scot who grew up on  a diet of haggis, broth and real football at East Fife(?), imagine my horror when, aged 13, my folks dragged me down amongst the Scouse Sassenachs on, still unfinished, missionary work only to find that my new school only played rugby. Horror!!! As a strapping young lad with an enormous left hoof, …

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Director of Rugby of the Year Nominees

This seasons Director of Rugby of the year nominees has been released with some rather interesting choices. As would be expected Richard Cockerill of Leicester Tigers and Mark Mcall of Saracens are on the list. The other two nominees are Dai Young of Wasps and Lyn Jones of London Welsh. Given Tigers continued form and second place position it is …

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Saracens Fear Empty Twickenham

Reports are surfacing this morning that Saracens are fearing the worst when it comes to ticket sales for their Heineken Cup semi-final against French giants Toulon on Sunday. With ticket sales so far believed to have only just surpassed the 20,000 mark for the 82,000 capacity Twickenham Stadium, Sarries Chief Executive Richard Griffiths is left worried about the wider implications …

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Premiership Rugby Player of the Season Nominees

The nominations are in for this seasons Premiership rugby player of the year. There’s a great mix of the unsung heroes of club rugby combined with the top international performers in the league. It’s great to see young English talent nominated in Tom Youngs and Christian Wade whilst experienced operators such as Steve Brothwick and Julian Salvi also get a …

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Rugby Player Retires at 71

Preston Grasshoppers living legend Keith Brierly has finally hung up his playing boots at the grand old age of 71. Having played for the Lancashire club for 52 seasons Keith will now take a well deserved break on the sidelines. In his time at the club Keith has played both on the wing and as a flanker in over 2,000 …

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