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  • The Lack of Rugby in State Schools Cripples Growth

    “It simply cannot be right that state educated athletes are so woefully under-represented in our elite sports.” These are the words of Sir Michael Wilshaw, the chief inspector of schools at Ofsted between 2012 and [...]

  • So How Good are the Wallabies?

    The Wallabies’ shock victory against the once indomitable All Blacks in Perth last week tore the rugby form book to shreds, what remained of it anyway. Common logic was the Wallabies were finished, that the [...]

  • Half Game Rule: A Positive Step for Grassroots

    This September a new RFU regulation will come into place at age group level: the half game rule. From the start of the coming season all match day squad players at every level of youth, [...]

  • Ruaridh McConnochie Shows the System Misses Talent

    Of all the surprises in Eddie Jones’ surprising World Cup squad, perhaps the biggest was Ruaridh McConnochie. McConnochie is the definition of a bolter. Whilst the rest of his England teammates were signed to Premiership [...]

  • The Risk of a World Cup Ruined by Red Cards

    At the weekend, the thrillingly unexpected defeat of New Zealand by Australia was aided by a controversial red card given by referee Jerome Garces to All Blacks lock Scott Barrett. Although Australia were already dominating [...]

Rugby Must Change in Order to Survive

3 weeks ago|

The world of modern sport is one determined by entertainment, viewing figures and player safety. This leads itself inevitably to innovation, and rugby, with its concussion controversy and declining participation rates in established countries, finds [...]

World Cup squads just killing time

3 weeks ago|

The timing of the World Cup means that coaches have had a long time to work with their players. Some have shown great ingenuity in finding new ways to build up to the global showpiece. [...]

Life as a Young Rugby Player

1 month ago|

Ciaran Booth is a nineteen year old professional rugby player, contracted to Sale Sharks, and capped by Ireland at U20 level. We met for a chat to discuss what it’s like being a young rugby [...]

External Investment is a Double-Edged Sword

2 months ago|

It’s no secret that venture capitalists are out to make money. So, anyone who enters a deal with that type of company knows what they are getting into. With two consenting parties, it’s reasonable to [...]

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