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  • The Incredible Story of Christian Leali’ifano

    Australian rugby has been crying out for some positivity this year. Set against a backdrop of Israel Folau and financial collapse, is the timely figure of Christian Leali'ifano, the likeable 31 year old who is [...]

  • Vunipola Regrets Folau Support but Refuses to Back Down

    Billy Vunipola has expressed his regret at the impact his support for Israel Folau, who claimed that ‘hell awaits’ homosexuals, had on his teammates. Nevertheless, he again fell short of apologising or retracting his previous [...]

  • How Can Rugby Insurance Protect Me?

    The statistics do not lie, rugby is an increasingly dangerous game to play. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine reported that, in 1955, the mean player body mass at international level was 84.8kg, and in 2015 [...]

  • Has Rugby Become Predictable?

    Rugby is increasingly a product, a spectacle designed to entertain. As such, lawmakers repeatedly make changes to the rules in order to maximise ‘ball in play time,’ to try and make rugby an attractive sport [...]

  • Rugby Championship Preview

    Once more, New Zealand start the Rugby Championship as heavy favourites. Since the introduction of Argentina to the fold in 2012, they have won all but one title. However, the last time the sides competed [...]

Life as a Young Rugby Player

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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 [...]

The Changing Nature of Community Rugby

3 weeks ago|

This year the RFU celebrates the second anniversary of its award winning inclusivity programme ‘Project Rugby,’ which has, thus far, seen 25,000 new players, from a variety of backgrounds, become involved in the game. However, [...]

Paying Players in Amateur Rugby

4 weeks ago|

The relationship between rugby union and professionalism is fraught and longstanding. It’s continual distaste to the idea of paying players, at least that of rugby’s traditionalists, is often labelled as elitist and exclusive, as it [...]

Lessons From The U-20’s World Cup

4 weeks ago|

On Saturday, France became only the third team in Under 20 World Cup history to retain the title, defeating Australia 24-23 in Rosario. Remarkably however, the headline result came not from the final, but the [...]

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