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  • Is the Rugby World Cup too predictable?

    And so, now there are four, the four it was really going to be all along. Those that remain, England, New Zealand, South Africa and Wales, are the four best sides in the world, comfortably [...]

  • Japan’s newfound respect in world rugby is why they’ll lose to South Africa on Sunday

    The brilliance of sport is best demonstrated by the regularity with which it brings people to tears. Its ineffable ability to shock, awe, anger, disappoint and elate often leaves the even most composed amongst us [...]

  • Jones reverts to trusted Farrell over in form Ford

    The composed, subtle playmaking ability of George Ford, or the abrasive, icy intensity of the talismanic Owen Farrell? Or both? 'Neither!' scream the Danny Cipriani supporters club. Well, in a major selection shock, Eddie Jones [...]

  • What to expect: the quarter-finals

    The pools are done and dusted, Scotland are going home, but what can we expect from those that remain? England vs Australia, Saturday 19th October, 8:15 AM Eddie Jones has beaten his home nation all [...]

  • Five things we’ve learnt from the pool stages

    Here we are then, the knockouts. Three-and-a-half weeks of rugby later and 20 has become eight. The pool stages provided great spectacle, as much off the pitch as on it. Ireland have experienced an upset; [...]

Tongan Rugby League to Select Folau Despite Dispute

4 weeks ago|

The strange and murky case of Israel Folau’s career has taken an even more confusing turn in the last week. Folau now finds himself embroiled in a cross-code international dispute about his eligibility (and indeed [...]

Understanding Union: The Schism With Rugby League

2 months ago|

Today, professionalism remains a controversial topic of discussion. Rugby union’s traditionalists (the so-called Blazers), who decry a game now awash with sponsorship and television money, remain. Likewise, there are those who are more enthusiastic about [...]

Cuts, Cuts, Cuts: Grassroots Funding Simplified

2 months ago|

Inside the ivory tower of Whitehall politics, and the disorientating world of Sports England funding reports, there is another language used altogether. Phrases such as “new strategy” and “redirection of resources” are of course, however, [...]

Kearnan Myall and Mental Health in Rugby

2 months ago|

Former Sale, England and Wasps lock Kearnan Myall shocked the rugby world this week. In an interview with The Guardian he revealed his struggles with mental illness as a professional rugby player. Both England and [...]

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