France Continue Refusing To Implement Common Disciplinary Regulations

Earlier this year the Rugby Football Union wrote to World Rugby expressing concern that the latter’s regulations did not provide sufficient supervisory and intervention powers over unions when it came to disciplinary issues. It is ironic now, given that World Rugby’s intervention last month earned the England prop Joe Marler a two-match ban and £20,000 fine after the Six Nations …

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Nigel Owens Discusses His Favourite Moments As A Referee

Nigel Owens was recently named as the referee for the Pacific Nations Cup match between Fiji and Tonga in Suva on June 11th. The occasion will see the man who took charge of the 2015 Rugby World Cup final overtake Jonathan Kaplan’s 70 tests and become the most capped referee of all time. [adsenseyu2] [adsenseyu4] Feel Free to Share

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France Propose Radical Changes To Six Nations And Top14

The FFR and LNR in France have proposed a radical shake-up to the structure of both the Six Nations and the Top14. The radical new measures to be discussed by the FFR and LNR on April 26 include: [adsenseyu2] From 2018-19 the Top 14 reduced to Top 12 & only 1 club relegated from top flight Top six play-offs replaced …

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Wallabies To Host All Blacks Bledisloe Clash In USA

The Bledisloe Cup could be played in New Jersey according to the Australian Rugby Union’s website. The green light has been given for Sydney’s ANZ Stadium to undergo a major reconstruction, which will reduce its capacity while the building work goes ahead. The rugby.com.au website reported on Friday that Australian Rugby Union officials visited New York last year to have meetings with …

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Somehow This Horror Tackle Was Only Deemed Worthy Of A Penalty

Somehow this horror tackle during the Pro12 game between Leinster and Edinburgh only resulted in the visitors being awarded a penalty… [adsenseyu2] Seriously? This is not a red card?!?!? @SCRUMMAGAZINE @TheBlack_n_Red #GUINNESSPRO12 #LEINvEDIN pic.twitter.com/6uGn2Ajvxn — The Pen (@thepenGW) April 15, 2016 [adsenseyu4] Feel Free to Share

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New Broadcast Deal Will Help Keep All Blacks Prospects In New Zealand

Players will be able to stay in New Zealand and get rich under a game-changing broadcast deal. Broadcasters will pay about $70 million a season for the next five years – almost double their previous fee – to own the NZ rights to Super Rugby, All Blacks and Mitre 10 Cup. Talks are also advancing with main All Blacks sponsor …

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England Coach Eddie Jones Rips Into Japan’s Super Rugby Side The Sunwolves

Former Japan coach Eddie Jones ripped into the Sunwolves franchise on Friday night saying he wouldn’t be the England coach if they had got their act together off the field. Speaking at a writers’ briefing at England’s home stadium Twickenham, hours before the Sunwolves fell to the second heaviest defeat in Super Rugby history (a 92-17 drubbing by the Cheetahs), …

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