Club Rugby

RFU release anti-doping report for 2015-16.

    The RFU have today released their anti-doping report for the 2015-16 season. This is the sixth year which the RFU have publicly released their report after they began to get even harsher on the matter. The RFU clamped down even more following the 2014-15 season, which is down to the World Cup 2015 and the Rio Olympics which …

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Haskell and Clifford left out of England training.

    England duo James Haskell and Jack Clifford have been prevented from flying out to Portugal with the England squad to train for their grand slam defence next month down to injury concerns. The two who picked up their injuries at the weekend, were set to fly out to Vilamoura yesterday but were kept behind to under-go further medical assessments. Although the …

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Improve your tackling and adapt to the new tackling rule.

    Down to the new ruling surrounding dangerous tackles, players are having to adapt the way they make challenges to avoid gaining what some see as soft cards. The new rule has already seen multiple red and yellow cards since the rule came in at the new year; with players making the same challenges as before, but getting penalised much …

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Sexton could be a doubt for Ireland.

    Fly-half Johnny Sexton could now be in doubt for Ireland’s Six Nations venture, after going off the pitch on Friday ‘with a bit of tightness’ in his calf, in Leinster’s Champions Cup game against Catsres which ended 24-24. Sexton without this injury was a definite shout for Schmidt, but he is now fighting against an unexpected injury which could …

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Improve your speed with these tips.

One aspect of your game which you cannot improve on enough is speed. Whether you need to get back to make a try saving challenge, or break down the line to get the ball over the try line, you need speed, and you can work on it any time you want. If you are looking to leave last years you …

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Tom Arscott’s contract terminated.

    Tom Arscott has come under fire from Sale Sharks and the RFU in recent weeks after accusations of him leaking information to his former club Bristol prior to the teams meeting on new years day. The 28 year old has now got even more problems, as Sale have now terminated his contract down to the matter. This is further swaying …

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A possible rise in the residency rule.

    Residency is definitely one topic which splits Rugby fans around the world; bringing either joy or frustration to all. At the minute, the residency rule sees players fit to play for a nation if they have spent more than 3 years there, but the RFU back the idea that this should be raised to around 5 years to …

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Lozowski showing some quick hands.

(GG Rugby)   Alex Lozowski makes one of the strangest passes which makes for a quality try for Saracens against Scarlets at the weekend. The game which showed some true quality ended up in a dramatic 22-22 draw which was decided by a try in the 82nd minute of the Champions Cup tie with a top drawer try from Nathan …

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