Barritt out for 3 weeks after new ruling comes into play.

Saracens duo Brad Barritt and Richard Barrington faced the wrath of the RFU yesterday evening after their nasty collision with Exeter man Geoff Parling. The collision which concussed Parling earned Barrington the red card, but they later faced citing orders from the citing commissioner. Barritt was given a three week ban after admitting to making a dangerous tackle and Barrington had his …

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Saracens duo cited for Parling K.O.

  Saracens stars Brad Barritt and Richard Barrington have been cited for their horror tackle at the weekend which left Geoff Parling unconscious. The pair who (as Barritt stated) made the tackle with ‘no malice intended’, collided simultaneously with the Exeter man in an unsavoury sight, and they may face some serious consequences down to the new laws which were put …

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Eddie Jones and Ben Ryan win Rugby Union Writers’ Club awards

  England coach Eddie Jones will be pleased that he has won the Rugby Union Writers’ Club Pat Marshall memorial award. It was much deserved down to his phenomenal year with England; leading them to a 100% win rate in the series against the Wallabies; a 6 Nations trophy and an impressive unbeaten year. Eddie was not alone in getting the high praises, …

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How is the new ruling on tackling effecting the game?

It is not hot news that new rulings have come in for 2017 to combat the problem of concussions, anything that improves the safety aspects of the game for players is surely a good thing, however given the vast amount of cards shown in Rugby this weekend and the controversy surrounding them, is the ruling appropriate? This weekend we saw …

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World’s tallest – 7ft lock

We have come across a video of the ‘World’s tallest lock’, and guess what? It turns out he’s a friend of ours here at In The Loose and played along side our own just last year! The guy is an absolute powerhouse so check it out… (Credit Jake Hughes) Feel Free to Share

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Are Northampton playing a dangerous game with North?

Most of you have probably seen George North’s collision a few weeks back which lead to him eating dirt and being concussed, if you did then you will know about the ‘farce’ of a decision by Northampton’s medical staff to allow North to return to the field of play. Saints staff have understandably gone under fire for putting George back …

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Jones showing his brains? – Adam Jones to assist coaching at Harlequins

Adam Jones has always been a quality player, and as he is bobbing on he has naturally been thinking about his future and what will it behold for him… The 35 year-old Welshman joined his current team Harlequins prior to the 2015-16 season, and has made an important impact within the side, making 22 appearances since his start in London. The …

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