England Preparing To Fast Track Rugby League Convert For Summer Tour

England are ready to fast-track another rugby league convert into their squad this summer after being advised that he can make a bigger impact in union than his former team-mate in Australia, Sam Burgess. Ben Te’o is joining Worcester from Irish province Leinster at the end of this season, as a means of furthering his ambition to wear the Red …

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RPA Chief Makes Bold Claim Over Joe Marler “Gypsy Boy” Furore

England prop Joe Marler has been ‘hung out to dry’ and made the subject of ‘an excruciating media witch-hunt’ after being called to account by World Rugby over the Samson Lee ‘gypsy boy’ insult. That’s the view of the English Rugby Players’ Association, which has issued an extraordinarily worded statement on the affair through its chief executive Damian Hopley. [adsenseyu2] …

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England Grand Slam Star Likely To Become Rugby’s Biggest Ever Earner

Rugby Union sensation “Super” Maro Itoje may become the sport’s biggest-ever earner. The 21-year-old, man of the match in England’s Six Nations defeat of Wales on the weekend, dreams of one day captaining his country. And experts say the 6ft 5ins lock is expected to become England’s first £1million a year player and his potential earnings dwarf the amounts paid …

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The Saga Of Joe Marler, A Cautionary Tale Or A Storm In A Teacup?

The case keeps rearing its ugly head. It seems few are speaking of the Grand Slam possibilities this weekend as the issue of a comment in a game that has now been played out lingers. Joe Marler was overheard on the referee’s microphone calling Samson Lee a ‘gypsy boy’ in reference to his traveller background. By half time Marler of …

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7 Reasons Wasps Can Dominate Europe For Years

Having moved away from their traditional home at Adams Park ahead of this season, Wasps got their premiership season off to a rocky start, with just six wins coming from their first 11 Aviva premiership games. However impressive performances in the European Champions Cup, including demolishing European giants Leinster and Toulon, combined with a much improved showing in the second …

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Is Six Nations Relegation Talk Just A Knee-Jerk Reaction?

While England stole the limelight having edged out France 31-21 to claim the grand slam in Paris, Wales ensured they would finish as Six Nations runners up with a 67-14 demolition of Italy at the Principality stadium. However with Wales’s title ambitions ended at Twickenham a week earlier, and Italy assured of bottom spot regardless of the result, much of …

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A New Super Competition Or Maybe Not

The concept of what is now known as Super Rugby was started back in in the late 80’s as a competition between nations from New Zealand and Australia as well as Fiji. When South Africa was brought out of sporting isolation the Super 10 was born. Post 1995 when rugby became a professional game the Super 12 was created. The …

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South Africa Are Still Coach-Less

South Africans by now are used to the four year cycle they go through with every coach.  The coaching box is renewed every four years post World Cup seemingly with little regard to the past achievements of coach and team alike. Many would argue that out of all the coaches to have been in charge of the Bokke in recent …

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